Alison's Acquisitions

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Established in 1982, Alison's Acquisitions Ltd displays the largest and best collections of artificial flowers in New Zealand to the trade.

Alison turns to nature and her interior design background to create, inspire and source the unique collection that is Alison's Acquisitions.

Every individual flower must not only be beautiful in its detail and colour but must pass the question, "Would we acquire it for our own home?". Hence the name Alison's Acquisitions.

In the beginning
We imported glass vases from Turkey when it was difficult to find large scale glass containers. Two years later in Paris I fell in love with some artificial peonies and purchased them thinking they would look great in our glass vases on our trade fair stand.

To our surprise, the retailers also wanted the flowers. "I'm not really into artificials but these are different" was the repetitive comment.

Six weeks later, I was back in France to attend artificial flower arranging classes (in French!) to enable us to import these decorative florals.

From this time
The challenge has been to find the world's best manufacturers to create the flowers that replicate the colours of a New Zealand garden.

Today - Exclusive Florals
Participating in the process of flower creation is Alison's passion. Her passion for colour and design of flowers is just as strong today as it was in the beginning.

"It's exhilarating to be involved in the creation of unique flower colours. I believe the best artificial flowers to be handmade works of art. Perhaps we should describe them as 'art flowers' or 'art-ificials'. Designed not to replace real flowers but to be decorative accessories to add colour and life to any interior."

We look forward to being of help to you in the near future.

We are proud to supply the leading

  • Department stores
  • Garden centres
  • Furniture and interior design shops
  • Gift stores
  • Florists
  • Home staging
  • Designers

If this is you we would love to hear from you.

Film Projects
We are also extremely proud to supply the film industry with the most realistic artificial flowers and greenery. Some of the movies we have worked closely with are:

  • Lord of the Rings
  • Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Prince Caspian
  • The Hobbit