When I was in Kingston on the weekend, I visited my former place of employment.
Trugs is a lovely flower/gift shop at 65 Brock St in downtown Kingston. It is in a very cool historical building, with very high ceilings and a brick wall.
It is “the” flower and gift shop in Kingston. It was started by my friend and former colleague at East of Eliza, Bill Lennox in 1991. Orginally, a garden design and gift shop, he added a high end floral shop as well in the early 90’s.
In the mid 90’s Bill added a partner to the shop, also a Bill, now known as W.J. to avoid confusion. A few years ago, the business had grown in size and was split into Trugs Flora and Trugs Home, with each Bill taking responsibility over a different section.
There is an amazing selection of gifts, ranging from bath and candles, to decorative items and furniture for your home. And of course, the flowers and plants are the best you can get!
The store is mostly neutral due to the wooden floor and the brick wall, but every few years Bill picks a new colour to paint the one wall with.
The store can be reached by calling 613 547-5348 for Flora and 613 547-4663 for Home.