With a motto like “we do our best for you, just for you,” it’s clear Pinkerton Flowers always keeps the customer in mind. Pinkertons is a longstanding business that has been delivering only the freshest of flowers to customers across Canada for nearly 80 years.
Pinkerton’s has deep roots in the Montreal area but the name is well-recognized throughout Canada. The business began as a growing operation, which eventually became known as Pinkerton Greenhouses Ltd. and was founded by Robert Taylor Pinkerton in the early 1900s in Rosemere, Que., a suburb of Montreal.
In the ’50s and ’60s it was one of the largest greenhouse operations in the province. Robert Taylor Pinkerton’s sons Pete and John began the retail side of the business in 1939 on Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal where the florist operated for decades, before moving further west on the island of Montreal. Eventually, the greenhouses were closed as the land became quite valuable and was best suited for other purposes. The retail florist division was eventually passed down to Peter Pinkerton. The shop specializes in contemporary and high-style bouquets and the business is a true “fresh flower house” as we carry very few dried and silk flowers. We carry a full supply of popular blossoms along with tropical flowers.