Gerie, the owner of Dutchess Flower Company, always knew she wanted to work with plants and flowers. She completed horticultural school and went on to for an additional four years of Horticulture studies in college. with a major in Floral Design. She has been working in the industry for 27 years, first in Holland, and then in Alberta, after moving here when she was 21.
While raising four boys on a farm just outside Lacombe, Gerie worked at Floral Expressions in Red Deer. She always dreamed of opening her own European style flower shop, and so Dutchess Flower Company was born. It is truly a family business with every member of the family involved in some way.
Highlighting the history of the building, the original brick walls and painted logos, from when the building was a mechanic shop in the 1920s, have been incorporated to create a bright, open, and welcoming space.
Gerie is thrilled to be part of the bright future in the thriving community of Lacombe.