Who doesn’t like getting surprised with a bunch of blooms? They’re pretty, smell delightful, and make you feel oh-so-loved.
Whether you love peonies or lilies, Auckland is awash with plenty of clever florists, armed with the skills to fashion the perfect bouquet—the perfect addition to that bottle of Pinot you were about to gift your SO.
A tip from the extraordinary: When it comes down to it, nothing says ‘I think you’re pretty swell’ than a big, bright, beautiful bunch of flowers…so to make life easier for you, here's a list of the very best places for flower deliveries in Auckland.
Looking for a one-of-a-kind bouquet that’s sure to wow? Is the standard red rose a little bit cliché for your offbeat lover? Surprise them with an unusually coloured rose—one as eccentric as their personality. Chose from bouquets of abnormally coloured roses in any colour you desire. We’re talking roses with petals of green, blue, black, gold or even rainbow colours. Looking to declare your undying love? Give the gift of a long-life rose—a natural rose preserved with oils to stay fresh for years, without watering or sunlight. Better yet, opt for one of Istoria’s gift sets, combining flowers with your choice of macaroons, candles, toys or jewellery.
Muck, in Grey Lynn, is home to some truly magnificent blooms. Owner Sophie Wolanski mastered the floristry ways in Melbourne, Los Angeles and New York before making her way to our corner of the world. Mainly working with wildflowers, greenery and branches, Sophie takes a more natural, minimalist approach with her flower creations. Hand-delivered bouquets, flowers for the home or the office, dinner parties installations, photo shoot styling, weddings and other types of events—Muck does it all. The studio’s only open by appointment so make sure to call before you show up. Oh, and Sophie’s also the queen of flower crowns. Looks like it may be time to make her our new BFF.
The Flower Project
From small beginnings in a ‘garage studio’ to showcasing her botanicals all over the city, Kathryn Fleming of The Flower Project knows a thing or two about flowers. She first opened shop in her hometown of Surrey, England, before blessing Auckland with her talented florist abilities. Whether you're getting hitched, need an ‘I’m sorry’ bouquet or just want to brighten up your room—Kathryn’s handiworks are a thing of beauty. She runs a subscription service, which sees a curated bundle of fresh flowers and foliage land on your doorstep weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Flowers on the reg? Wouldn’t that be lovely?
City Works Depot & Orakei Bay Village
Half cafe, half florist. What's more to love? The Botanist is every Auckland City favourite florist. It even dabbles in being a wine bar. The experience you get here is not only inventive but invigorating. Take your SO out for a little Saturday morning brunch and surprise them with a trip to the florist—we've just found our dream date. The flowers themselves are one of a kind, with bundles of all shapes and sizes. We're thinking this is the ideal spot for those working in the area who need a little office makeover—maybe flowers really are the perfect fix?
Rose Tinted Flowers
When someone has floristry running through their blood, you know they’re going to whip up some seriously magical arrangements. Inspired by her florist mother, Rosie Holt set up Rose Tinted Flowers, a service providing a gorgeous, dreamy range of rustic bouquets. Opt for one-off purchases, buy a flower subscription or let Rosie show you exactly how it’s done in one of her workshops. “Wild, deconstructed and romantic” is how Rosie describes her bouquets. Growing up in the English countryside, much of her inspiration comes from the wildflowers and abundance of roses in her back garden. With a story like this, it's no wonder Rose Tinted Flowers is one of the very best Auckland flower delivery services.
Take one step into Scarecrow and you’ll be transported into a floral wonderland. Bold, bespoke bunches and fancy arrangements occupy the florist’s corner, made with flowers sourced and grown in farms and nurseries around New Zealand. Don’t forget to pick up a choccie and a picnic while you’re there for one heck of a gift package. Scarecrow is one of our favourite cafe spots for some relaxed vibes out of the hustle of the CBD, it's just an incredible bonus that the most delicate of flower stores happen to bless the premises.
Flowers After Hours
Parnell is the land of all things pretty, so it goes without saying that Flowers After Hours makes some of the prettiest bunches in town. From the classic dozen to posies in bags and specially arranged bouquets, the talented Flowers After Hours team work tirelessly to create something unique for every customer. Throw in the fact they’re open seven days a week until late AND deliver all over Auckland, and you’ve found your one-stop floral shop. Our pick—the Pretty in Pink bundle is a dream, perched on a bedside table alongside a candle—yes, please.
Located in the heart of Mt Eden Village lie the intricate doors of Roses Florist. Specialising in an eclectic mix of old and new, this florist takes inspiration from old linen, vintage wallpaper and aesthetically pleasing arts and crafts that are significant to the team. Separating themselves from the rest of the beautiful florists we have in Auckland, the team are all design fanatics that keep the store looking its best with flowers sure to put a smile on that special person’s dial.
The beautiful Blush in Parnell is much more than your average florist. Blush is our one-stop shop for buying the perfect gift. From cake bundles and candles to lust-worthy coffee table books, this may just be Auckland's finest florist. We love picking up a bouquet alongside one of The Caker's mixtures they have in store—that, quite possibly, is the perfect present bundle.
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