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the shop

a tropical oasis on brunswick street

A little downtown shop that opened in the midst of a pandemic with the goal of bringing joy to the community through fresh blooms. 

Meet the Team

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Riannon McVay 

Owner / Florist 

Hi flower fam! I'm Riannon, the owner of Hanson Road Flower Co. I grew up in St. Stephen, New Brunswick on Hanson Road, and that is where I fell in love with flowers! The first time my mom pulled my sister and I down the road in our handmade pink wagon picking wild lupins and brown eyed susans for our kitchen table will forever remain a life-shaping moment in my mind. I studied Landscape Design and Urban Planning in Nova Scotia, and worked in Community Development in Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. before deciding that the 9-5 life just wasn't for me, and instead I hit the high road for Australia. Once I got there, I spent some time travelling the coastline in a camper van, all the while trying hard to figure out what I really wanted for myself amongst the gum trees and the ocean breeze. Unpredictably, I solved the mystery while working at a bar on Chapel Street in Melbourne, as it was there that flowers serendipitously became a part of my life again. Several dozen bar-top arrangements later, I found myself in an Australian floral design school, and now a couple of years after that, you can find me in my very own little shop not 100km from where it all began :)

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Hannah Robinson

Creative Director 

Hi hello, I'm Hannah! My dream during my last year of university was to work for a small, female owned business, and it really doesn't get any better than this.

I've worn many different hats since starting here last fall, but now I'm settling into my permanent role as the creative director!

At this point I'd say I'm equal parts crazy cat & plant lady. In the summer you can find me tending to my vegetable garden and reading Nicolas Sparks in a lawn chair, and in the winter you can find me impatiently waiting for summer. 

No matter how long I work here or how many flowers I see, nothing makes me happier than taking home a bouquet of Hanson Road blooms.

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Georgia Priestley-Brown 

Florist

I have always had a passion for fresh flowers, but when the pandemic hit in 2020 I decided to turn that love into a career. Formerly a Stage Manager in Toronto, I moved home to New Brunswick and took online courses to pursue floristry. I'm also an avid house plant collector, and a budding gardener. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” - Audrey Hepburn

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Marissa DiCarlo

Delivery Driver

Hey! My name is Marissa and I am the delivery driver for Hanson Road. I’m all about the good times and good vibes✌🏽 I enjoy driving around to my music, making peoples days, and smelling the roses from time to time.

 

Since I’ve started working at hanson road I’m slowly becoming a crazy plant lady. Luckily, I haven’t killed a plant yet, so I’m hoping this will blossom into a gardening green thumb by summertime.