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. Bonus! Bespoke Botanics allow you to choose your bouquet size, frequency of delivery and the length of your subscription, so mum will never forget who the Golden Child really is. It’s you, PS.
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.
Just in case, on the off chance, you don’t already know about Pollon, it's an awesome florist on Flinders Street that looks like the kind of florist they would have on Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley. Make sure you look up—that’s where the good stuff is.
For the lovers of all things rustic and vintage, Flower Bird creates gorgeous designs that stray away from the traditional rose arrangement. Instead, you can expect succulents, seedpods, and gumtree pods and leaves amongst soft pastels for a dreamy enchanted garden look complete with fairy lights.
Lilac And The Cat
Ethical and sustainable floral design is their mantra, so if mum loves her bunch eco-friendly then Lilac and the Cat are your jam. They also sell organic gift hampers to go with their striking flower designs, so you’ll kill two birds with one stone. Maybe the wrong pun for an ethical florist…
Fig & Bloom
Fig & Bloom is one of the fastest growing flower delivery services in Melbourne (more like Fig & Boom, right...we'll stop there). Expert florist Kellie is known for her creative bouquets, and there's a bunch of different subscription services available (if you want fresh blooms delivered on the reg to your home or office). There's an online store if you want to buy off the wrack, or Kellie can create bespoke arrangements, depending on how you feel about Baby's-Breath (personally, we're a fan).
Little Market Bunch
If you can’t get to mum this year, but still want her to know you’re thinking about her, Little Market Bunch delivers the sweetest bunches of flowers you’ve seen this side of hipster-ville. With options to add a delish Laneway candle, T2 tea or Black Pantry marshmallows, it’s the perfect way to say I love you from afar.
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 just 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!
Katie Marx Flowers
On the lookout for a bouquet of flowers to put a smile on someone's face? Then you can't go past Katie Marx Flowers. A freelance floristry team based in Northcote, led by the happy, smiley Katie Marx herself, Katie Marx Flowers are known for their big, beautiful bunches that will put an instant skip in your step. With such unique blooms, it's not hard to see why their florist studio is one of Melbourne's best.
Bridge Road Florist
If you're looking for flowers at any time of day—and we mean any—then Bridge Road Florist is exactly the place you're after. With 40 years of experience in the game, you know that the team knows what they're talking about.
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.
Sure, Prunella isn't located in Melbourne (Kyneton, to be precise), but the blooms here are just too amazing not to include and are well worth the drive! Vanessa and Caris lead an incredibly talented team, and their creations will make your jaws drop – huge hydrangeas, perfect peonies, rambling roses – trust us, it'll be hard to pick! Whether you're having a romantic weekend away, or just on your way to pay the rellies a visit, Prunella's exquisite arrangements are hard to pass up.
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.
Is the choice of flowers all getting a little much? Sounds like Daily Blooms is the best florist for you. The premise of Daily Blooms is simple—each day, owner Courtney Russell sources fresh blooms from local growers, creates one standout arrangement, and then delivers it for just $30! The daily arrangements are announced each morning on site and via social media, so make sure you're following Daily Blooms on Facebook or Instagram.
In Full Bloom
This Clarendon Street staple has been supplying quality and inspired floral arrangements for over thirty years, with fresh choices delivered directly from Australian growers every day. If you’re looking for a little something extra to go with your blooms, In Full Bloom also stock a full range of Ecoya body products, including candles, hand creams, and body lotion.
The Leaf Florist
Are you someone who gets a little overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the perfect bunch of flowers? Fear not, The Leaf Florist has your back this Valentine’s Day in Melbourne! Their talented team of creative florists is ready and waiting to help you find, arrange and wrap your unique blooms, seven days a week. Or, if your better half is a little outside of the box, Leaf also has a gorgeous array of terrariums on hand.
If you find there isn’t enough time in the day to get into a florist, you’ll relish the accessibility and quality of Flower Temple’s online store. Boasting the same exquisite range of roses, orchids, rare flowers and more as their successful retail outlet, Flower Temple are sure to have your perfect bunch for your loved one this Valentine’s Day. If you do happen to be in the area though, make sure you pop in—if not for the beautiful selection of unique blooms, then at least for the freshly brewed coffee and delicious pastries at their on-site café.
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, and 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, Australian native 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.
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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