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-design studies in college. This with a major in Floral Design. She has been working in the industry for over 30 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 and was involved in the floral industry through teaching design courses at Olds College. 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.
Photo by - Sasha Casta Photography
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.