About Us

Flower Wholesalers is a family-run business. We have been operating since 1986, from the same location you’ll find us at today – 72a Barry’s Point Road, Takapuna.

We’re proud to have 3 generations currently involved with our florist shop.

Leo van der Linden opened the store in 1986 along with Ingrid Van Der Linden-Carter, his daughter. Lisa van der Linden-Marsh (another of Leo’s daughters) joined the business in 1987 and has been operating the store alongside Leo since 1996.

Lisa’s career at Flower Wholesalers Takapuna began as a junior and worked her way up. She has done her florist training under one of Auckland’s top florists and puts all her energy and expertise into the business. She brings years of experience and an expert florist’s eye to her role as manager at the store.

Lisa’s two kids also help out at the store and have put together a few flower bouquets themselves! The Flower Wholesalers family are proud to pass on the knowledge and expertise in floristry down to the next generations.

Our point of difference is that we aim to deliver the best prices possible to our customers. Our expertise comes from spending years in the Auckland floristry business. We also love working with our customers to design something special in-store, whether that’s a one-off flower bouquet or creating and delivering wedding flower arrangements.

We recently celebrated 30 years in business! You may have seen us featured in the North Shore Times – we will put up a link here soon for those who didn’t catch the feature.

See below for a selection of testimonials from satisfied customers, and feel free to browse our website and get in touch with any questions.

The Van der Linden family at Flower Wholesalers

The van der Linden family

Pictured with the iconic Flower Wholesalers van outside the store, Leo van der Linden and his daughter Lisa van der Linden-Marsh stand together with all the family members who are or have been involved with the florist shop over the last 30 years.

Thank you so much. The flower arrangements were absolutely beautiful. A big thank you to Fabian for his wonderful customer service skills. We will definitely return in the future
Rawinia Chadderton
Thank you so much for the speed with which you delivered your beautiful large bouquet to my sister, who is in hospital with little to feel cheerful about. You made her day and made me feel less bleak at being on the other side of the World.

Your flowers and service are consistently excellent.

Thank you 13 May 2015

Carla-Maria Lawson
Thank you so much for doing the flowers for our wedding, you did such an amazing job, the purple was absolutely STUNNING!!!

Many thanks

Emma and Mat 12 May 2015

Emma and Mat McIver