After 34 years owning "Flowers by Tanya" we have decided to have a change and a rest. We are going to take a year off, and concentrate on our garden, animals and growing flowers and foliage. We also plan to travel a little. 

We are so grateful for the clients we have met, many of whom have become friends. We have shared so many special occasions with you all; weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and bereavements. These have been a pleasure to be a part of, sharing the highs and lows with you. 

We have had the shop on the market 8 months, but it hasn't sold as a whole. Due to this I have decided to keep the website, phone number, and name (Flowers by Tanya). We potentially have a buyer for the shop, and walk in clients. At this late stage I am still hoping this happens, and if it does, I will share their details on our website during our sabbatical, I hope you will support them, and that they will look after you well.

Thank you all for the support, love and loyalty you have shown us. It is incredibly appreciated. May you stay safe and happy this year, Much Aroha, Tanya and Richie and the team.




Flowers by Tanya is one of Hastings most established and successful florist shops. Known for our unique designs inspired by our passion for the sheer beauty of nature, we offer floral creations for all your requirements, in styles ranging from pretty garden posies full of old-fashioned favourites to striking modern arrangements. 

This passion extends from our own home where we grow 3 acres of foliage and flowers for our floral work, to the careful selection of quality blooms that will last, and finally the creation of designs that bring it all together for you.

As lovers of nature ourselves, we know how the beauty of flowers can grace all aspects of life with colour, joy, comfort and elegance in a uniquely personal way, whether a big occasion like a wedding, a floral tribute to a loved one or just the simplicity of an arrangement for your own home.

We blend our passion for natural beauty and quality with more than 30 years of experience and expertise to bring you the best in floral design.


Tanya Koens

Tanya is a florist with more than 30 years’ experience. Since opening Flowers by Tanya in 1989, she has built a reputation as a florist with innovative flair who is comfortable with both traditional and cutting-edge floral work. Tanya’s other passion is horseriding.


Richie Davies

A photographer and horticulturalist, co-owner Richie assists with the running of the business and manages the foliage farm. A talented photographer, Richie sells his photographic work at the shop.


At our shop you will enjoy...

  • Fresh flowers and foliage
  • Ready-made arrangements, bouquets and posies
  • Artificial flowers and arrangements
  • Photography by Richie
  • Cards
  • Vases and ceramic containers
  • Baskets
  • Gift ideas
  • Local art
  • Soft toys and balloons
  • And always, our friendly service!