About Us

Ray’s Florist and Gifts with over 50 years experience dates back to the 1920’s with flower growing and seedling production in Oatley NSW and the operation of a flower shop in the Haymarket in George Street Sydney.

The Establishment of Ray’s Florist and Gifts commenced in Ashfield in November 1960 under the guidance of Helen Radford and her son Ray. Two years later in 1962 the business gained a  Interflora  membership, because of Ray’s involvement he advanced to becoming a member of the district committee.  During that time he met Carol, whom he married in 1972, they were both experienced florists and went on to be deeply involved with Interflora.  Later Ray became a  National  board member and subsequently President of Interflora Australia Unit Ltd. He was also involved with international judging and was a member of the Interflora Board Australia.

Over the years the business and clientele prospered, due to their overriding rule of the establishment that only the best quality flowers were available at all times. Reliability was also a major factor in the day to day running of the business.  Quality and reliability was evident by the motto “There is a difference”.

On the retirement of Ray and Carol Radford in 2001, The Falcone family took over the reins and continue with a driving force in the production of quality, reliability and excellent customer service. The Falcone family have been flower growers for over 40 years in the Hills District and when it comes to knowing their flower excellence and quality they are second to none.  Their experience shows in the day to day running at Ray’s Florist and Gifts, they have traditional florists as well as young innovative modern florists to assist with every floral desire.

The key Falcone family members are qualified florists Connie, Mary and Lyn, and they are only too happy to assist you with any queries you may have.  While Robert and Paul run the marketing/buying side at Ray’s Florist who seek and buy the best blooms on a daily basis for our clientele. To this day they still grow some seasonal lines of cut flowers and cut foliages.

Ray’s Florist prides itself on its continuous dedication in giving its customers the best possible customer service and is always endeavouring to give the best value for money, quality and satisfaction.

Ray’s Florist and Gifts with over 50 years experience dates back to the 1920’s with flower growing and seedling production in Oatley NSW and the operation of a flower shop in the Haymarket in George Street Sydney.