Grandiflora mixed bouquet
We've round up the best florists in Sydney to help you impress your sweetheart with the perfect Valentine's Day flowers—the way to a woman's, or modern-day man's heart is via stunning flora!
It is worth knowing the meaning behind each of the flowers you choose to gift on Valentine's Day (or any special day); this adds greater romance and flair to your gesture.
A mixed arrangement by Poho Flowers
Did you know for example: Daisies and Orange Blossom mean innocence (so sweet!); Gardenia, joy and secret love (ooh); Freesia, trust and spirited (perfect combo); Hyacinth in blue, constancy and sincerity (yes please), and in purple, 'I am sorry' (not so great for Valentine's Day); Orchids a combination of love, beauty, refinement and many children (;-); Hydrangea understanding, perseverance, and umm, frigidity and heartlessness (who cares everyone loves Hydrangea); Magnolia, nobility (absolutely); Lilies in white, purity and virginity (well if you aren't married as yet . . .); Lavender is distrust and cautiousness (surprising!); Lilacs first love (aww); Peonies a happy life and marriage (tick!); the red Rose, unity and 'I love you' (you can't go wrong traditionalists); Tulips the perfect lover and fame (hello!); and Tuberosa, illicit pleasures and dangerous (haha a personal favourite, explains a lot!).
In general avoid yellow. Flowers in this hue tend to mean jealousy and a decrease in affection. But if it is your loved one's favourite colour—ignore this advice! Go for beautiful scents, eclectic arrangements, or why not try Australian natives? They last for an age and offer a great masculine option.
Here are some of Sydney's best florists to help you arrange your perfect Valentine's Day flowers.
The incredible flower arrangements that leave Doctor Cooper Studio's doors are the result of a truly creative mind. Lisa Cooper is an artist, Doctor of Philosophy and a florist. Her floral creations, whether a personal message or large-scale installation, speak volumes through their presence and are highly sought after. For a lovingly intimate gift, Lisa Cooper will conceptualise unforgettable Valentine's Day flowers for your 'someone' special. Lisa is an exciting force in Sydney's floristry scene.
In 2011 Grandiflora released its third book Grandiflora Celebrations, a visual tribute to the incredible impact flowers have upon any event or life experience. Smell is the strongest trigger of human memory and hence floral scents play a pivotal role in our lives, we are surrounded by them daily. Grandiflora is a florist renowned throughout Sydney for the stunning floral event work and personalised delivery service provided. Orders can be made online or by calling the store. Valentine's Day flowers from Grandiflora are bound to impress, will be of excellent quality and stunningly beautiful.
This gorgeous Redfern-based boutique is full of charm and whimsy, filled to the brim with eclectic antiques and flowers. In amongst the furniture, pots, ornaments, art and general curiosities, Seasonal Concepts offers a stunning collection of flora to choose from. True to the team's imaginative and abundant style, Seasonal Concepts Valentine's Day flowers will be sculptural, unique and beautiful. A truly gorgeous Sydney florist and worth a visit even if just for a meander through the antiquities.
Nestled in the heart of Double Bay, Mandalay is renowned for the quality of the flowers it sells. Of note are the incredible Julia roses and classic red roses, to imported South American beauties, it is a lovely experience simply taking in the incredible scents. When popping into Mandalay it is always worth checking what is tucked away in the cool room, I have discovered incredible Hydrangea hidden away! For stunning Valentine's Day flowers Mandalay will put together a very special bouquet and is a definite pick on our best florists in Sydney list.
Having recently relocated to Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, from its Darlinghurst address, Rococo Flowers is a Sydney florist that specialises in eye-catching bouquets featuring interesting blooms with a modern twist. Fresh and beautiful flowers are the focus here, and the Sydney showroom is a wonderful spot for picking up inspiration. Flower orders can be made in-showroom, online or via phone, simply let the team know the type of Valentine's gift you require and they will create a beautiful arrangement with seasonal market flowers.
Taking pride in friendly service and truly creative floral gifts, the team at Poho Flowers conjure stunning arrangements to order. If you are looking for Valentine's Day flowers with a local bent, Poho sources flowers and plants that have been grown in Australia, this means they are incredibly fresh and driven by the seasons. Owner Barnaby Wilshier is a former artist and fashion photographer; his innate creative style permeates Poho's beautiful floral offerings. You can order online, via phone or in store at Poho's Potts Point boutique.
Specialising in Australian natives, along with all the traditional blooms, Garlands Florist bouquets are tailored to your brief in a unique and beautiful manner. Describe your Valentine's personality and taste, and the Garlands' team will go from there—creating a handcrafted arrangement filled with quality blooms. This Sydney florist is all about personalised service and fulfilling your floral needs within any budget.