Updated Feb 2022: Affectionately referred to as “That Bloomin’ Neville!”, Neville MacKay is a highly talented retailer and floral designer who is well known throughout the Canadian retail industry for his creative flare, quality workmanship and entertaining personality.
Neville’s caught the attention of many media outlets as a rare find in the retail world! He has appeared as an expert and entertainer on many national TV and radio talk shows across the country including appearances on CTV, CBC, HGTV, WTN, and has been a frequent guest on the Maritimes CTV network. Neville also owns and operates a cutting-edge floral and retail gift shop in Halifax, My Mother’s Bloomers, with his partner of 25 years.
Neville has contributed articles in Canadian Florist Magazine (previously Cut & Dried) , bi-annually for Duly Noted, and his floral displays have been featured in Canadian Living Magazine.
His philanthropy work has led to him receiving many awards, including a commendation from the Nova Scotia Lt. Governor. He’s designed floral arrangements celebrities and Heads of State, including Rod Stewart, Glen Close, Sirs Elton John and Paul McCartney and members of the British Royal Family. Neville work has been featured in many publications Internationally, and he is an accredited Floral Judge World Flower Council.
Consider Neville as your next emcee! He has delighted audiences small and large with his witty remarks and flare for speaking. Past clients include the Centre for Arts & Technology, SPCA, Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, and various floral and charity events across Canada.