Senka Florist was established in 1995 in Whistler, BC. The company was started by Kaoru Nakahama AIFD and Hidemi Ono AIFD.
The business has grown successfully in the past 25 years along with the resort of Whistler, BC. Senka Florist recently relocated to a larger store located conveniently in the Whistler Marketplace and hosts a total of 8 staff members of which half are qualified floral designers, and function organizers capable of working closely with clients to meet their specific needs.
With the growth of conferences and large conventions in Whistler, Senka has met the needs of many new clients and continues to surpass the expectations of repeat clientele. Senka has been involved in numerous weddings and is responsible for most of the hotels, and restaurant work as well as local businesses’ weekly floral arrangements. Work for such projects can be handled at either store as both have sufficient walk-in cooler space and storage capacity for large orders. All flowers at Senka come fresh from the flower auction in Vancouver bi-weekly, depending on the client’s needs. The flower auction is used by most high volume florists in BC and allows for competitive market value.
The location of Senka Florist in Whistler is beneficial for the delivery, set up, and knockdown of large floral arrangements, centrepieces and other floral needs of conference clients in Whistler at a reasonable cost. Kaoru Nakahama is highly respected for her floral design work and is progressive in making sure all of her staff are properly trained, attend floral design shows and participate in design workshops. As well as providing floral arrangements for conferences, Senka has offered classes in floral design for clients at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Seminars can range from hands-on flower arranging to discussions on seasonal gardening techniques depending upon the client’s needs.