We love flowers. I mean, we reeeeally love flowers. They have the ability to make someone’s day, make a house look like a home and just look so damn pretty. Sydney has its fair share of florists, so TBH this list was hard to cull, but here are our favourite florists in Sydney.
The Daily Bunch
There’s a reason people love receiving flowers (and it’s not just for the Instagram likes). Thankfully, The Daily Bunch specialise in brightening your day, every day with new and affordable arrangements. Each style is available one day only but don’t fret, you can pre-order for a certain day or sign up for flowers every week for a month (aka heaven). Seriously though, put these guys on speed dial.
Welcoming us to the arty side of floristry is Oh Flora in Leichhardt. With wild bouquets (all the rage) and an emphasis on editorial as well as wedding/event-style arrangements, Oh Flora are an easy choice. You can also sign up to hanging string garden (kokedamas) workshops and order fresh-cut flower crowns for your next garden party.
If you weren’t already on your way to Glebe for The Wedge Espresso or Sappho Books, you will be soon, thanks to Seed Flora. Settled into a former church on Bay Street, Seed Flora are all about big, fresh arrangements with a personalised and arty touch that are perfect for weddings and events.
Whether it’s simple blooms or elegant bouquets, Mr. Cook has you covered. Florist Sean Cook’s resume includes Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, high-fashion editorial and runway designs plus mags like Belle and Vogue Living. He’s still available for your Big Day or a casual order though. Check out their Instagram for the most amazing hanging displays this side of a jungle.
Maggie May Flowers
The flowers at Maggie May tend to float towards the girlie side of things: snapdragons, sweet peas, hyacinths, with a few natives thrown in for good measure. When they’re not crafting arrangements for weddings, events and private orders, they’re teaching flower workshops culminating in a healthy dose of cheese and wine (as should all workshops). Now to get Rod Stewart’s ‘Maggie May’ out of our heads.
If you fancy a healthy balance of green fronds and native buds in your arrangements Myflowerman is the place for you. They’re going strong with an emphasis on clean, white and green formations so pop on in to their shop in Paddington or check out previous client arrangements with Tigerlily, Bassike, Vogue Australia and H&M Australia.
Remember that chick in high school who was equal parts cool and friendly? Yeah, that’s Sophia Kaplan. Working in both Sydney and Paris and specialising in events, weddings, photo shoots and one-of-a-kinds, Sophia is the one to see for fresh astrantia, chocolate cosmos (sadly not edible) and a variety of wildflowers. Be sure to check out her blog too.
Willow + Bear
Offering a similar deal to The Daily Bunch, Willow + Bear are here with the pep offering two pre-designed, fresh arrangements a week (by limiting choice they’re able to keep waste and cost down i.e. more flowers for us). Order yourself a petite, abundant or bountiful arrangement. BYO Valencia filter.
Doctor Cooper Studio
If you’re the kind of flower aficionado who prefers a resemblance to fine art, you’ve come to the right place. Owner Lisa Cooper is a florist, artist, author, doctor of philosophy and a permanent artist-in-residence at Carriageworks in Eveleigh. Basically, you’re getting the best of the best (she’s crafted arrangements for Cate Blanchett and Tiffany and Co.) with a philosophical touch.
Floristry may not be the best profession for your social life (you’ve got to be up and at ‘em to score the best blooms) but the offerings from Hermetica Flowers prove the hard work and early starts are worth it. Bouquets range from simple to opulent and vary in style including bright and bold, indigenous, seasonal posy and soft.
Well and truly earning every single one of their 60K Instagram followers are Grandiflora. Focussing on drama, scale and curation over a ‘stick this here and that there’ approach, Grandiflora have been around since 1995, and will continue to lead the way with books, fragrances and of course, stand-out flowers.
Susan Avery Flowers and Events
Susan Avery have two main offerings for the indecisive guy or gal, vase or seasonal bouquet. Beyond that there are only a few choices to make as each comes in three sizes and three varieties: whites, pastels or brights. Simple. Regardless of choice we can guarantee it’s fresh, bespoke and tip top (they provided flowers for Moulin Rouge so you know it’s solid).
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Image credit: Nicola Sevitt at Mr Cook