I hate flowers— said no one ever. In Sydney flowers definitely make the world go round. No matter how bad the hayfever is, there’s nothing better than a fresh bunch of super smelly (in a good way obvs) florals. Here are 5 of the best flower markets (which are usually a little cheaper than your local florist) to bookmark now.
Sydney Flower Market
The Sydney Flower Markets at Flemington are the queen bee of all flower markets. Open every day of the week from 5am (and pretty much all over by 9am), this pollen paradise is one of the biggest in Australia. Hot tip: this is also probably where your local florist picks up her (or his) daily designs. Every kind of flower you could ever dream of is sold here, so bring a bucket (or a trolley) and bulk buy your blooms.
The Kings Cross Organic Food Market
The flower stall at The Kings Cross Organic Food Market is next level. The flowers here are so good, that it’s no wonder the locals want to keep it a secret. Every bouquet costs less than $20 (which is basically unheard of in the inner city) and it’s completely DIY. Grab your picks, wrap them up and be on your merry way.
Bondi Farmers Market
The Bondi Famers Market is consistently good when it comes to its flower selections. These guys have all of the most popular petals, from peonies to roses, on a seasonal basis. Buy a bunch on your way back from the beach and take the smell of summer (or winter) back to your place.
Moore Park Produce Markets
The Moore Park Produce Markets is one of the best in Sydney when it comes to fresh blooms. Held every Wednesday and Saturday at the Entertainment Quarter, the flower power here is next level. Natives, poppies and lilies are always a sell out, so make sure you get here early if you want a popular posy.
The only thing better than the food at the Eveleigh Markets, are the flowers. Wrapped in brown paper (our favourite kind), take your pick from the best of the best in Australian flora (think wattles, banksias and waratahs) and brighten someone’s day (or your own) with a bunch of pure beauty.
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