The timing was right for Kim to put her own creative footprint into this progressive town and she has worked tirelessly to make Periwinkle one of the most beautiful and creative stores in Canterbury.

With her experience from top florist shops in ChCh and Sydney, opening her own florist shop seemed the obvious choice, so this charming and innovative shop that is Periwinkle was born.

The girls at Periwinkle are so very passionate and totally focused on creating the perfect floral bouquet or arrangement for its special customers. Every care and consideration is poured into every single item that is created and for this reason, the store has just gone from strength to strength, being a real destination place for people to visit and or attend a class or just browse the lovely gifts and flowers in this delightful store.

Every effort is used to be eco-friendly in the store by using minimal plastic and using glass and recycling as much as possible. 

At Periwinkle we endeavour to support local growers and we purchase NZ-made products as a priority to help out the environment and our own country’s producers. 

Periwinkle is well known for the wonderful craft classes they run for children in the holidays and adult classes that teach Xmas wreath decorating and the fresh floral art, etc.

The opportunity arose this year to take on the next door shop, so Periwinkle Enchanted was established, and what an amazing asset for all ages to come and learn and be creative in this gorgeous fantasy environment. 

This new venue has given Kim the scope to tutor many more students along with themed birthday parties, high tea celebrations & demonstrations to visiting groups such as garden clubs and retired folk, etc.

This is such a positive addition to the florist shop, where she has always taught, but now a designated crafting/ party venue, everything is just easier and scope for so many more people being able to attend now. 

Last but not least, the Flower-crowns for “brides to be” for their hen's parties.

This is so popular, we are the only people that run these in the South Island and have been running them for the last 5 years.

All of these wonderful classes, parties, workshops,  floral choices, giftware, sweets, and plants can be found on the website to make for ease of ordering or making a booking. 

We do love our store and what has been created, come feel inspired by the uniqueness of our world…