The Perth family behind a business that has blossomed for seven decades will mark the milestone by randomly placing 70 bouquets in public places for lucky strangers to scoop up this weekend.
Third-generation family-owned Balshaw’s Florist is set to take part in International Lonely Bouquet Day on June 27, which aims to spread joy through the anonymous gifting of flowers.
Celebrating the business’ 70th anniversary, the family remains as integral to its success as the fresh blooms they sell, with Mark Balshaw and his sister Barbara Gibb now at the helm and keeping their grandparents’ legacy alive.
Long before the distinctive vans with a boxed red rose on their roofs were seen across the burbs, poultry farmers Edgar and May Balshaw opened the doors to Morley Park Florist at North Perth in response to customer requests for cut flowers.
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