Hello, I am Sophie, owner of Ninebark Floral Design. I moved to Whistler from an English country garden in beautiful Wiltshire, UK as a young floral designer looking to explore a new style of floristry and seek inspiration in the mountains.
Four years later, and still young (at 28!), I decided to create Ninebark Floral Design to allow me to work independently, and establish myself as a permanent member of Whistler’s community.
My background stems (no pun intended) from a degree in Graphic Design, which led me into the glamorous world of Advertising. But, unfortunately all the glitz and gold could not compare to an overwhelming desire to work with flowers (gardening and flowers run in my family). So I packed up my fancy handbag, replaced it with a toolbox, and went back to school to study Floristry.
At school I found my design background helped with everything from colour to stylization and went hand in hand with my new career path. When creating floral work, I draw inspiration not only from the beauty of the natural product itself, but also from media such as illustration, photography and fashion trends, which was also rather helpfully, a requirement of being a Graphic Designer!
I am excited to get Ninebark ‘popped up’, be able to do what I love, and to meet more local people along the way. Every Friday and Saturday from 9:30 AM, I will be offering fresh cut floral bunches, custom made handtied bouquets and plants outside the fantastic Olive’s Community Market, where the sun will shine (hopefully) and people can come and enjoy sitting on the patio with a smoothie and pick up some inspiring flowers and plants as well!
About Ninebark Floral Design
A little pop up florist in Whistler, BC, Ninebark is small, and lovingly formed to offer flowers and plants for you and the fabulous people in your life. Springing up at Olives Community Market in Function Junction every Friday and Saturday, Ninebark offers cut flower bouquets, custom made handtied bouquets and quirky planters to bring a smile to your face.
For the days when I’m not ‘popped up’ you can still buy Ninebark's fresh flowers and plants from the friendly folk at Olives Market, and if you would like a custom handtied bouquet feel free to give me a call, I’m always happy to create something for delivery or pick-up!
Come down and take a peek, Id love to meet you and say hello!