The Team

The beauty of a small business comes with the purpose of building community - we believe in people selling to people, not businesses selling to people. If you happen to be a regular customer, when you step foot through the front door you will likely recognize a familiar face. Cultivating relationships with customers is what leads to a personalized experience, which is what we aim to offer each client that we have the pleasure of serving. While we aim to get to know you better, perhaps you would like to know a little more about us. If that is the case, please read on.

Mandy with Bridal Bouquet


Eccentric Entrepreneur // ENTJ // Calla Lily Obsessed

Mandy started working for Trillium at the young age of 14 when her mother owned the shop. The plan was to keep working through her schooling until it was time to get a desk job using her background in multimedia and design

Well, things do not always go according to plan.  She fell deeply in love with both the creative and entrepreneurial side of the business.  When it came time for her mother to retire, it was only natural for Mandy to step in and take over as the owner of the business.

Since taking over the shop in 2020, Mandy has been working hard on putting her stamp on the place while maintaining the same quality and care that Kanata has come to expect from Trillium. Her constant need for improving daily processes and refining the customer experience has been her top priority. Mandy has also become a self-proclaimed small business advocate being a member of 3 business groups in Ottawa. 

From a design perspective, she is not one to follow trends and believes that design rules are meant to be broken. She has been a resident of Kanata her whole life and is enjoying her suburban surroundings with her husband, tarantula, and shih tzu.

Cam with floral arrangement


Retro Recycler // INFP // Mixtape Curator

While Cam has an appreciation for all design styles, her favourite is a relaxed, wildflower-like arrangement. She adores the wispiness that ferns add to a design and finds excitement in making her arrangements look natural and forest-like, often incorporating dried elements for a woodsy texture. If it were possible, Cam would keep fresh lilacs by her side at all times...If only their season lasted longer!

During her free time, if she isn’t nestled in somewhere cozy with her cat Gretta or exploring the great outdoors, you can find Cam letting her creativity shine – whether it be through jewellery making, crocheting, embroidery, collage art…you name it!

Have a plant-related question? Cam has been working both professionally and leisurely with plants for over 7 years and has built an extensive knowledge on all things houseplants! If you thought our store had a jungle-like essence to it, you should see her apartment – she’s had as many as 160 plants at once (her favourites are philodendrons and ferns; so lush)!

Emma with bright arrangement


Rad Redhead // INFJ // Music Obsessed

Emma is a very refined artist whose unique and keen creative approach allows her to apply her colourful personality to her work! She enjoys exploring the rhythm and movement of greenery, combining various textures together and exploring unconventional colour combinations.

While she isn’t being enthralled by the world of flowers, she spends her off-time listening to music, painting and taking long walks during the summer.

Emma will always be ready to greet you with her warm and personable character, ready to answer any questions you may have about flowers!

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