Kanuka Boutique Florist
Welcome to Kānuka Boutique Florist. We are Rotorua’s specialty florist. We strive on creating beautiful on-trend, floral designs that produces happiness. We focus on styling stunning arrangements using our skills and experience. We stock quality fresh flowers, dried/preserved flowers, plants, candles and artisan chocolates. We have a big focus on sustainability and we love to where we can, upcycle, recycle, repurpose and compost. Our environment and mother nature is extremely important to us.
“We make people smile with flowers.”
Julie, Tim and team.
Hi I’m Julie. I am born and raised in Rotorua and grew up on a dairy farm in Waikite Valley. My family and I love Rotorua and all it has to offer.
My floral interest started at a very young age as my parents had an amazing, huge, country cottage garden where I would pick flowers from, and make them into little posies.
Floristry and design is in my blood. My great grandmother had a florists called “Totty’s” in Whanganui in the 1920’s. Our family are all part of this, and our children especially love to help-out. My grandmothers, mother and other family members also have a huge love for flowers.
I have 20 years of experience as a florist in Rotorua and previously owned Daisy Chain. My passion is flowers, my family and nature. I am so proud of what we have created for our beautiful town of Rotorua.
Julie - florist & owner
Kia Ora, Ko Megan taku ingoa,
Raised in Rotorua, my floristry career began in 1989. At that time I was fortunate to train under Pamela Jenkins, not only an extremely creative florist but a very well respected business woman. Julie joined me there some years later and so our 'flower friendship' began.
Between traveling and raising my family, I have worked alongside Julie over the 20 years. So now I am delighted to continue this journey as part of her Kanuka Boutique Florist Whanau.
It humbles me to work in such a beautiful environment surrounded by beautiful flowers. Being a nature loving person, it makes me proud that we are making changes in our industry and taking a more eco-friendly approach.
I'm passionate about all aspects of floral design and I look forward to creating special memories for you.
When I'm not beach combing with my dog, I'll see you at Kanuka Boutique Florist.