If you love a little nature in your home but lack a certain green thumb, then head straight to the dried flower store. These vibrant and beautiful displays are low-fuss and long-lasting, so you can keep spring going long after November. Plus, dried flowers are pollen-free, so you can enjoy them without the threat of allergies.
Here are eight florists where you can get your hands on some of Melbourne’s best dried flowers to liven up your living space.
Add some French sophistication to your home with dried flower arrangements from Prairies. Created by the experienced florist Nathalie Kagan, these gorgeous displays are inspired by her home country, France, and the wildflowers of Western Australia. Each flower arrangement comes in a unique, handpicked vase and makes the perfect gift for someone special (including yourself).
Using predominantly Australian native flowers and foliage, Mimosa’s arrangements have a focus on sustainability and seasonality. Their arrangements include table displays and wreaths, and they also have a range of artificial silk flowers which look authentic and feel like the real deal. Mimosa deliver their arrangements by hand to Melbourne suburbs and the Mornington Peninsula to ensure their flowers arrive in perfect condition.
From the preservation process to packaging, these blooms are created with care for your home and the environment. Everbloome create gorgeous dried flowers which are designed to last 1 to 7 years. You can choose a basket of flowers to arrange yourself, or a pre-arranged masterpiece with or without a vase. They’ve got options for weddings and Christmas and DIY projects as well.
Designed for any space in the house, Lillypad dried and preserved flower arrangements come in all sorts of sizes. You can shop from their online selection or create your own custom design to suit your budget and colour scheme. They also sell gift boxes complete with Ecoya candles, as well as individual dried roses which you can nestle in amongst your arrangement.
Sunday Blooms Boutique
Located in south-east Melbourne, Sunday Blooms Boutique creates stunning arrangements for homes and workplaces. They also have a flower bar on their website where you can hand pick stems and bunches to create your own floral display. They also sell luxurious gift boxes, complete with chocolates, a candle and a beverage.
Tallulah and Zane
During Melbourne’s lockdown, founder Courtney wanted to create beautiful artworks that would stand the test of time and create memories, and so Tallulah and Zane was born. Courtney has quickly developed a network with a small group of producers and wholesalers to create her beautiful arrangements which are sold in locally-made vases.
Miss Frankie Blooms
Operating off Instagram, Miss Frankie Blooms is a small business named after the owner’s King Charles Spaniel. They’ve already amassed over 3000 followers and are producing new arrangements weekly, though we’re not sure if you’ll love the dog or the flowers more. Miss Frankie creates charming posies and wreaths, as well as larger table displays in neutrals and pastel shades. Order through DMs and follow for some adorable dog content.
Melbourne Dried Bloom Co.
Another Insta business, Melbourne Dried Bloom Co. is based in Reservoir and recently donated 10% of profits to Beyond Blue for the month of October. This business is not only compassionate, but creative too. They’ve just released a range of clear Christmas baubles filled with dried flowers—the perfect gift or decoration for your home. See their Instagram stories for available arrangements.
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