Toronto's urban cut flower farm



Photo By Kristin Sjaarda

Photo By Kristin Sjaarda

Toronto's Micro

Urban Flower Farm

My name is Sarah Nixon and in 2002 I started My Luscious Backyard, an urban flower farm and floral design company.

I sustainably grow specialty cut flowers on a micro-farm comprised of many residential yards in Toronto's Parkdale / Roncesvalles neighbourhoods for :

  • weddings and events
  • weekly and biweekly flower subscriptions across the city
  • wholesale accounts for a handful of Toronto's best florists

Originally from Vancouver Island, I studied Fine Arts at Concordia University with a BFA in Filmmaking and spent summers tree planting and working on an organic farm in Nanoose Bay, BC. 

In 2002, after moving to Toronto, my flower fever grew and I began reaching beyond our small yard and approached friends and neighbours to transform their underused lawns into farm gardens. In my search for precious land to grow on in downtown Toronto I accidentally became an urban flower farmer. 

One of my goals is to help other urban dwellers to connect to the plant world, the wildlife that depend on flowers, the seasons and the role we all play as stewards of our environment; whether it is through caring for a small yard, the park down the street or the urban tree canopy. 

The flowers are seasonal and field grown, so each bouquet is unique to the day's blooms. These are the freshest flowers available, harvested and conditioned hours before they are delivered. Varieties are chosen specifically for their beauty, fragrance and long vase life. We grow traditional beauties as well as unusual varieties previously impossible to find at a conventional florist due to the arduous travel requirements of imported flowers.

Organic farming principles are followed. No environmentally damaging pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers are used. 

Be in touch and we will talk flowers!