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Our Organic Christmas Tree!

Merry Christmas happy butterflies! This year we decided to create our very own Christmas tree using natural products and an ordinary potted bush we picked up. Here at Westridge Florist, we believe the earth should be taken care of and so we jumped at the chance for a unique earth-friendly alternative this Christmas. Firstly we[Read More]

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Why We Love Being A Toowoomba Florist

Before becoming a Toowoomba florist, my family were proud flower growers in the Darling Downs. For many years, we had a beautiful flower farm where we survived droughts, disease and fires. But as the tragedy of 9/11 hit, airports were shut down and the process of exporting our flowers came to a sudden halt. Due[Read More]


Floristry Course | Introduction

Welcome to our Floristry Course! Westridge Florist Toowoomba offers online Floristry Lessons for only $140! Our lessons are fully online and provided to you via e-mail with the option of purchasing florist supplies and lesson flowers to be delivered straight to your door. At the end of each lesson you’ll send us a photo of[Read More]

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Sunflower | Flower of the Week

Happy Summer Everyone! This week at Westridge Florist we have chosen the noble Sunflower to be our Flower of the Week! Personally, I love sunflowers. To me, they are a symbol of strength and perseverance against adversity. These flowers are so bright and cheerful, it’s hard not to be happy just looking at them! Did[Read More]

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Summer Flower Tips!

❁ღ❋ Break out the hats and sunscreen – Summer is here! ❋ღ❁ Everyone in Toowoomba knows how warm it gets during the Christmas months. We flock to our pools and keep to the shade to stay cool. Even the flowers blossom more brightly in Toowoomba! Florists await the arrival of their summer flowers. Contrary to[Read More]

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Standard-Deluxe | What’s the Difference?

Hello Happy Butterflies! We are often questioned about the difference between the Standard, Classic & Deluxe options on our flower orders. The most basic differences are size and price. Our flowers are sourced directly from local growers and are therefore fresh and affordable, giving our customers the best value for money. So the more you[Read More]

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Happy 2016 Formals!

Congratulations to all the graduating students! Many schools have held their formals this week, with others ready to celebrate their own formals next week. Our staff at Westridge Florist had so much fun creating corsages and buttonholes! One of our favorites this year was a corsage featuring a beautiful mix of blue dyed orchids and[Read More]

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Corsages and Buttonholes

Hello Flowerful Butterflies~ We are super excited to be nearing formal time! Students have already begun ordering their corsages for their event to mark the end of school and the beginning of an exciting adventure. The term ‘corsage’ referred to the bodice of a dress in the 19th century. It was upon the bodice that[Read More]

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Toowoomba’s Butterfly Blizzard

Hello Blizzard Butterflies! This week we have been experiencing a wondrous phenomenon known as a ‘Butterfly Blizzard’, which is actually masses of Caper White butterflies inhabiting our beautiful Garden City as they migrate east. These gorgeous creatures are cluttering the air in a flurry of white flutters, transforming our happy city into a butterfly haven.[Read More]

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Whimsical Flower Crowns

At Westridge Florist Toowoomba, we believe that everyone should feel empowered and beautiful! Flower crowns have been a symbol of this for centuries, associated with being free-spirited across the world. These whimsical wreaths hale from the by-gone era of princesses, unicorns and dragons! It’s impossible to feel anything other than drop dead gorgeous with flowers[Read More]

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2016 Carnival of Flowers – Horse Breastplates!

Hello Festival Butterflies~! For the 2016 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers parade we were honored to be asked to design and construct the horse breast plates for the Toowoomba trail riding club. We did it in a theme of blue and yellow the clubs colors and used native flowers. These gorgeous pin cushions came in two[Read More]

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Behind The Scenes: Wildlife Rescue Centre

Hello Happy Butterflies! Recently, I had the pleasure of getting an inside view of the Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Education Association Centre run by the very amazing Trish LeeHong. This woman is a wildlife warrior! Her centre holds a massive range of animals, from the sick and injured to people’s overgrown pets who have become too tame[Read More]