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.
If you're looking for fresh, well-priced roses, it's best to shop local. Use this link to find a retailer slinging NZ-grown flowers near you nationwide and below, our 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.
Roses Are Red
The OG of Auckland flower delivery and a staple of any self-respecting list for fantastic Auckland flowers comes Roses Are Red. With a local history spanning more than 30 years, these florists are the real deal boasting beautiful blooms that will last the distance. Not only do they guarantee free same day delivery, but they'll send you a snap of the exact flower that you have ordered—how's that for peace of mind? Oh, and did we mention that the Auckland-wide delivery is also free?
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.
City Works Depot & Westfield Newmarket
Half cafe, half florist. What's not to love? The Botanist has two sites in Auckland—one in the CBD and one in Newmarket. 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. For the best choice, be sure to order online for flowers that are one of a kind, with bundles of all shapes and sizes.
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.
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.
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Image credit: Supplied, Roses Are Red, The Botanist, Scarecrow