Husband and Wife duo, MacKenzie and Sean, are the hearts and hands behind the blooms. We are fueled by our love for each other, the environment, and our community here in Ojai.
Sean earned his degree in business and finance from CSULB and then went on to travel the world as a boat captain, gaining inspiration from countless countries and cultures. He runs the business side of TopaFlora and is also our master carpenter and builder. Whenever a client has a specific arch in mind, a pinterest design, or when we wanted to build the TopaFlora Tiny Store, Sean is the one to make it happen (beautifully!).
MacKenzie was born and raised in Ojai; she’s gained her inspiration from the abundant diversity of the valley’s flora and fauna after growing up in Upper Ojai and Matilija Canyon. With 5 years farming experience and 3 years in floral design, there is a clear relationship in how farming has inspired her style of arrangements.
TopaFlora farm is nestled at the base of the Topa Topa mountains in Upper Ojai. We specialize in unique floral varieties grown with a lot of love and with our beloved environment in mind.
We are not certified organic, but we are committed to growing our flowers in a sustainable and natural fashion. We use horse manure from local barns, mix our own compost tea, create mixes of essential-oils for pest-management, rotate our field and use cover-crops to ensure the continued health of our soil.
Our seeds are sourced from small or employee-owned companies that carry rare and hard to find varieties so we can ensure that our products and designs are unique and one-of-a-kind.
Built in 2017, TopaFlora tiny store helped fulfill a dream for us to become more involved in our community. Being on the farm day in and day out became lonely and we wanted a place where we could sell our home-grown blooms, gifts, and decor. Our store and garden space is located behind NoSo Vita, who are perfect collaborators as they work hard to foster an open and welcoming community space. Outside we have raised beds filled with flowers and plants for our community to enjoy and a Succulent Bar which has variety of pots, vases, cacti and succulents that you can create a lasting arrangement to gift or to take home.
The inside of the tiny home storefront is french countryside-meets Ojai mountain chic. A wall is filled with our gorgeous, home-grown blooms to buy by the bunch or as a bouquet and botanical decor and gifts sit along the live edge and black iron shelves. You would be surprised how many lovely things and lovelier people fit in a tiny home!