About Frans’ Flowers

THE STORY OF FRANS’ FLOWERS

 

Frans, founder of Frans’ Flowers, was introduced to the world of flowers as a young boy in Holland. Frans would cycle door to door selling flowers from local growers. When he came to Canada 25 years ago it was flower power that started his career in Canada. Soon Frans operated up to 6 splendid flower kiosks that beautified the streets of Downtown Vancouver. With his creative and dynamic touch his colourful kiosks were a revolution in the floral retail business. As Frans continued to build relationships with local growers as well as importers, his insight grew to bring the market style concept from Downtown, closer to home.

PASSING THE BOUQUET

 

In September of 2020, Sue and Frans passed the bouquet to Roger and Rhonda, a brother and sister team. They grew up in Trinidad and Tobago surrounded by bright tropical flowers and hummingbirds. Under the guidance of Sue and Frans, they are bringing their own creative flare while staying committed to honouring Frans’ founding principals and desire to deliver quality flowers and smiles.

WHERE DO WE GET OUR FLOWERS

 

There are three main ways that Frans acquires his flowers:
Direct from the grower, from the local auction and imported from various countries.

Frans has established a unique relationship with local growers built up over the past 25 years. The majority of flowers sold at Frans’ Flowers are from the local flower auction co-operative. This co-operative system allows Frans to support the local growers as well as offer the freshest flowers. At the auction the flowers are sold via the Dutch auction system. This means the prices start high and go lower until the first buyer buys the first lot. This process repeats, starting high and dropping lower until all the product is purchased. Because Frans has been purchasing this way for many years he has developed his skill at getting the best prices. Passing these savings on to his customers!