Owner John Schell’s passion for working with flowers started early in his life. While living in Quebec City, John was given the opportunity to work in a friend’s flower shop and people soon realized he had a talent for creating and combining design ideas. While working as a florist’s apprentice he studied the art of floral design and floral care through intensive courses in Montreal and throughout Quebec.

After John’s move to Toronto in 1991, he continued to work in the floral industry and finally took the steps to open his own shop. In May of 1993, just in time for the Mother’s Day weekend, the grand opening of Garden’s Path was a phenomenal success.