We are a collection of Toronto floral designers who love local flowers and dream of creating a more sustainable floral industry.
Jennifer Fowlow, Founder
Jenn grew up surrounded by lush floral beauty in tropical Hong Kong, and credits her Newfoundland born-and-raised mom and grandma with instilling in her a life-long love of flowers. As a kid she often spent Saturdays selling impatiens that she grew in her backyard and filled many weeks each summer at gardening camp (Yes, that is a thing!). After devoting most of her twenties to higher education, Jenn decided to leave her PhD program to pursue her love of flowers full time. And so Wild North Flowers was born.
Bethany Rose Puttkemery, Head Designer
Bethany Rose Puttkemery is a florist and artist living in Toronto. She grew up at play in forests and fields, never returning home without a bouquet of flowers for her mother. In her personal practice Puttkemery works to hoax creativity and design into elaborate floral installations. It is always her aim to celebrate the natural and the whimsical. Puttkemery studied Criticism and Curratorial Practice at OCAD University which equips her with a B.F.A.
Stacey Sproule, Designer and Daily Operations Manager
Stacey Sproule is a florist at Wild North Flowers and an artist based in Toronto. Having tried a career path as an electrician Stacey chose to work with flowers as a way to inform her art practice and meet her need for fulfilling physical work. Stacey's art is focussed on self-healing practices- she is interested in art as a life-force. She also has a fascination with the healing properties of plants both when consumed internally and consumed visually. She holds a BFA from OCAD in Drawing and Painting.
Mackenzie Zufelt, Designer
Mackenzie Zufelt is a lover of ﬂowers, songstress and proud dog mom. After moving to Toronto 10 years ago from a rural area in Eastern Ontario, she found herself surrounded by beauty and design in the bridal fashion world for nearly 7 years, all the while pursu-ing her passion for music. After falling in love with the romance of bridal, the creation of music, and developing an eye for detail, immersing herself in ﬂoral design seemed like a natural next step in her life and career. Whether designing at Wild North, creating ﬂower accessories for everyone she knows (who will let her), writing music, or out in the parks with her dog, ﬂowers and their stories are ever present in Mackenzie’s life and help her connect again with nature and her rural roots.