Melbourne's blessed with a serious amount of great florists, ones that cater to weddings, other events, and even just if you're looking at picking a sneaky bunch up to brighten up your home. It's not easy putting together a list of Melbourne's best florists, but we've had a fair old crack, and here's a selection to get you started.
So, with that, here are Melbourne's best florists.
Why give your mum flowers this Mother’s Day when you can sign her up to flowers every month for six months? And the best bit: it's set and forget. You don’t even have to remember to do it. Plus, Bespoke Botanics allow you to choose your bouquet size, the frequency of delivery and the length of your subscription, so mum will never forget who the Golden Child really is.
Canary Jane’s Flowers
If you’re looking for something a little different, chances are Canary Jane’s has it stocked. With a wide range of unusual favourites available and plenty of native options too, hit up this florist if Hawthorn is your ‘hood. You won’t regret it, and neither will mum.
Clover is a boutique florist based in Seddon but they've recently opened up a sister store in Fulham Lane in the CBD. Guided by owner Margie Ransfield, the arrangements at Clover are sure to impress whoever you're trying to impress.
Lilac And The Cat
Ethical and sustainable floral design is their mantra, so if your special someone loves an eco-friendly bunch, then Lilac and the Cat is your jam. They also sell organic gift hampers to go with their striking flower designs, so you’ll kill two birds with one stone.
If you're not Insta-stalking Glasshaus for their amazing warehouse filled with indoor plants or visiting their nursery off Swan Street for all your outdoor needs then you need to rethink what you're doing with your life. On top of all of that they've opened up a specialty florist on Swan Street—is there anything they can't do?
Kate Hill Flowers
Located on High Street in Prahran, Kate Hill Flowers is a sleek, chic flower haven. The flowers are truly the stars of the show here, with the blindingly bright colours popping against the monochromatic interior, perfectly framed by the curtained windows. If you're after a bunch of just the one flower en masse, then Kate Hill Flowers is the place to go.
Cherrie Miriklis's Flowers Vassette has long been recognised as one of Melbourne's best florists—and for good reason. The Brunswick Street store is heaven for anyone who loves flowers, filled to the brim with unique blooms and sculptural floral arrangements—definitely one to visit if you have your eye on a standout bunch.
Take one step into Fleur McHarg's eponymous floristry boutique and you'll find yourself in another world. Bold bunches of flowers and lush arrangements fill every corner of the space—the choices are endless. Fleur's work is like art, easily proving why she's one of the best florists in Melbourne. And if Elton John, Pavarotti and Princess Anne have commissioned Fleur's work, then you have to know it's good.
South Yarra is the land of all things stylish, so it goes without saying that not only is Victoria Whitelaw one of Melbourne's best florists, but this floral wonderland is also incredibly chic! With quality blooms sourced from Australia and overseas, Victoria Whitelaw is the place to go when you want to buy a bunch of flowers that has the wow-factor.
Near the corner of Blyth and Nicholson Streets in Brunswick East, in an area that is mostly filled with nondescript offices, lies the incredible studio of Cecilia Fox, easily one of Melbourne's best florists. One word for her handiwork? Wow. Well, we could reel off a whole lot more but we'd have you here for days. Don't blame us if you stop by for a bouquet, but get lost there for hours. Pure heaven.
Are you someone who gets a little overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the perfect bunch of flowers? Fear not, Elwood Flowers has your back this Valentine’s Day in Melbourne. Formerly known as The Leaf Florist, Elwood's talented team of creative florists is ready and waiting to help you find, arrange and wrap your unique blooms, seven days a week.
South Yarra & CBD
Operating out of both the Prahran Market and Flinders Street Station, Flawless Flowers offers just that: beautiful, high-quality fresh flowers, sourced from national and international growers. One of the best florists in Melbourne, their extensive range features a variety of gorgeous arrangements, and they also get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day with an amazing selection of truly stunning roses. You can even order online and have them delivered to most Melbourne Metro suburbs.
Spearheaded by owner and floral designer, Deanne Hibberd, an award-winning florist, Renae Caddy, Grattans Flowers offers a range of unique floral designs crafted through traditional and classic techniques. Innovative, professional and personal, this gorgeous boutique also stocks a selection of covetable gifts, which can also be purchased online for the ultimate convenience. Valentine’s Day flowers have never looked this good.
The name really says it all. Each of Art Stems' exquisite bouquets has been arranged like a work of art, with the mass of quality flowers on hand including the usual suspects as well as seasonal delights and exotic tropicals. Plus, in the spirit of being environmentally friendly, Art Stems present their blooms in vases, jars, tins, jugs and other recycled containers, which customers are encouraged to reuse.
Jacob & Roy
If you’re looking for something a little bit different in the online flower delivery space, Jacob & Roy has got you covered. A sustainable option to flower delivery, Jacob & Roy deliver beautiful and striking indoor potted plants that will transform any space.
A lot of these florists cater to the wedding planning crowd, and if you're planning one and still looking for a venue, this list will help you out.
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