Hummingbird & Friends
Hummingbird & Friends is Mackenzie’s source for gardening, gifting and brightening! Their colourful floral bouquets are made with only the freshest of flowers to ensure only the boldest and brightest designs are displayed at your event. Surprise someone you love with a stunning, hand-made arrangement of cut flowers offered in a vase, bowl or basket.
Whether you are planning a wedding, birthday, anniversary, birth, or celebration of life, the staff at Hummingbird & Friends will work with you to create the perfect personalized expression of love.
In addition to flowers, Hummingbird & Friends also carries a gorgeous selection of unique vases and other hard-to-find gifts. Their in-house ‘balloon-stuffer’ creates a fun and unique option for wrapping gifts.
Hummingbird & Friends conveniently delivers to Mackenzie and the surrounding region and is a proud member of the Mackenzie Chamber of Commerce.
As it does every year, Hummingbird & Friends opens up its greenhouse just in time for Mothers Day. So if you’re looking for a diverse inventory of greenhouse plants, flowers and accessories to complete your garden and landscaping, pop in to visit the friendly staff at Hummingbird & Friends today.
Meet Lynn & Rodger Pattison
Meet Lynn & Rodger Pattison
Lynn Pattison has had a love for gardening for many years, realizing early on that this was her true passion. This passion has evolved over the last 11 years and has become not only a great business but a fantastic resource for the community.
"We offer helium balloons, unique giftware and fresh-cut flowers," says Lynn. "We have a 'balloon-stuffer' in the shop and anything that can fit inside a 4-6 inch space can be put into a balloon. It's a really neat way to wrap gifts."
"I love the freedom of being an entrepreneur,' says Lynn. "I get to go to work every day and do what I love. I have the choice of what I bring in for my customer and I like to be my own boss."
Being a small community of 4,000 or so residents means that everyone is connected in one way or another. It is this sense of camaraderie and familiarity that Lynn and Rodger appreciate, both in everyday living and in doing business.
"Community members are always willing to lend a hand to a fellow resident, even if it's someone they don't know well. When it comes to business ownership, the small community atmosphere makes it easier to get to know customers and to bring in products that are suited to the people who live here," explains Lynn.
Lynn says that the town itself is the true hidden gem. "A few months ago there was a lady who moved to Mackenzie from the city and told me that she absolutely loves it here. When I asked her what she loves about it, she explained that it's like going to the cottage every day; I like that analogy."
"Once Mackenzie is home, its home," Lynn explains. "Even the people who have been gone for over 30 years still refer to Mackenzie as home."
There are many benefits to living in a small community. Life is less hectic, the pace is casual, and you never have to contend with traffic. Plus, here in Mackenzie, the scenery is spectacular. It is the perfect environment for a gardener like Lynn, who spends a lot of time working outside in the spring and summer. "I've been here for 50 years," she explains, "and it will always be home to me. It's a really nice town to be part of."