Alysia McMenomy is the designer, flower grower and natural care creator behind Begonia Moon Flower Studio located in Ivanhoe. After nearly a decade spent working in a busy floral environment, I left the city to reconnect with my early years of gardening and to work with flowers and greenery that I had grown and spread my attention to my natural care products. When we stumbled upon our now home, set on a beautiful 20-acre property, complete with a greenhouse and a long list of thriving perennials - we jumped straight in!
Specializing in wedding and event florals, in spring 2018 I am expanding my business to offer fresh arrangements and bouquets daily, as well as my line of natural care products from my garden studio in Ivanhoe.
During the growing season I work with an ever changing palette of flowers, with each month bringing new blooms and foliages to design with. All of the flowers I work with and sell during the growing season come from either my garden, or local flower farms.
The majority of the flowers I grow and create with are unique varieties, chosen specifically for their one of a kind colour, shape or fragrance, flowers that are a step away from the imported stuff you might find in a flower shop.
Each natural care product is created around the simple notion that plants are medicine. They work with our bodies and minds to help us live, grow and heal. All of my products are made in small batches, with each ingredient being thoughtfully selected and chosen with a specific purpose.
Products change seasonally and many ingredients are grown locally in the Begonia Moon Flower Studio Garden alongside the flowers. Items can be purchased locally at the Studio or ordered online and shipped.