Who doesn’t love opening their door to a huge, bursting, fragrant bouquet of blooms?
Nobody, and that’s why people who deliver flowers in Sydney have the best job ever—everywhere they go, they’re met with huge smiles and genuine appreciation for brightening someone’s day.
They’re like the antonym of a parking enforcement officer. $106 dollars for not parking close enough to the curb? Are you kidding me? Anyway, the point is everyone loves getting flowers, so the next time you’re looking to send the perfect bunch—for Valentine's Day, or any day—these are the best flower delivery services in Sydney to use.
Doctor Cooper Studio
If you’re the kind of flower aficionado who prefers an arrangement that resembles fine art, Lisa Cooper is your flower queen. The floral artist, jewellery designer, author, doctor of philosophy and permanent artist-in-residence at Carriageworks makes the most moving, sculptural, heartwrenching flower creations we have ever come across. Basically, you’re getting the best of the best (she’s crafted arrangements for the Sydney Theatre Company and Tiffany and Co.) with a philosophical touch.
My Flower Man
Sourcing seasonal and sustainable product from local growers, My Flower Man co-owners Kieran Birchall and Georgia Martin like to keep things simple and consistent. From their new florist and coffee bar concept store on Fletcher St in Tamarama, they create simple, organic, and statement arrangements that focus on the quality and natural form of the flowers.
As well as being environmentally conscious, Georgia says that their offerings are “always tightly curated and our style consistent, and as our online orders are 'florist choice' we like to keep our pallet neutral, with lots of whites and greens, focusing on textures and seasonal diversity.”
Delivery is available to the CBD and surrounds, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, and the Lower North Shore. For same-day delivery, make sure you get in before 2pm.
Since its inception in 2014, Daily Blooms has set out to make beautiful, locally grown flowers easily and financially accessible. Delivering naturally inspired hand-tied bouquets wrapped in hessian (their signature move), Daily Blooms offers three sizes of the same arrangement made with flowers selected each morning.
“We’ve always wanted flowers to be easy and accessible so people like you can enjoy them more often, not just on special occasions”, explains founder Courtney Ray. “All our flowers are locally grown from farmers we meet and talk to every day—we’re really not into the whole ‘importing’ thing. We also care about our environment, so all of our hessian wrap bouquets are fully compostable. Yep, even the wrapping!”
If you’re looking for a bunch that’ll make a dramatic entrance, allow the maestros at Poho Flowers to do the honours. Their showstopper flower store in Potts Point is home to some of Sydney’s most bold and structurally creative floral displays, sending out high-end floral arrangements for home, office, weddings, and events. With an affinity toward rich pinks, deep reds, and unique natives, you can order by heading in-store or via their online shop, and they deliver Sydney wide. You might want to set yourself a hard budget, though, or things could get out of hand real quick.
From their new studio in Rosebery, My Violet owner Myra Perez creates bold and vibrant arrangements that celebrate colour, texture, and shape. Bright natives and pastel blooms accompany robust branches and unique greenery, with unexpected pairings working together in perfect harmony.
As director Baramet Dejvongsa explains, “We try to look outside the traditions and conventions of floristry. This allows us to have fun when creating and when we are having fun we are at our creative best.” Deliveries are made Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, with a 12pm order deadline for same-day delivery requests.
Bag A Bouquet
"Bag A Bouquet" is the kind of name that’s pretty hard to forget, and it turns out so are the floral creations they offer. The idea is pretty simple, but also pretty genius.
Per their own admission, Bag A Bouquet is like “Foodora for flowers”, allowing florists to list their offerings via an online market hub you can scroll through till your eyes water. Florists who offer delivery within your area can list their arrangements on the platform, which can then be ordered and delivered with a tap of a phone screen. Too easy.
Nestled between Victorian terraces and high-end shopping boutiques on William St in Paddington, Bess creates visually stunning arrangements for homes, businesses, and events.
For owner Bethany Scott, Australian wildflowers offer endless inspiration and creativity, because not only are they “the most uniquely sculptural and beautiful flowers on earth, they’re also an untapped resource of original shapes, colours and scents”, she says.
“I’m so fortunate to be able to source natives locally from our family’s farm on the central coast. The shop’s mission is to elevate the status of native flowers and showcase how unique and stunning they are.” To order one of her stunning arrangements for delivery, you can call or head to the store.
If you’re looking for a sustainable way to show your appreciation through flowers, begin and end your search at Floraly. Alec Ramsey and Stefan Muff founded their eco-friendly flower service in 2019, with the intention of delivering fresh blooms to your doorstep from sustainable flower farms around Australia.
“At Floraly, our mission is to make flower gifting joyful and eco-friendly. We source our flowers only after you place an order, reducing flower wastage by up to 90% while providing customers with the freshest blooms possible. Through their partnership with OzHarvest, every flower order on our site buys a meal for someone sleeping rough on the streets, and all our deliveries are carbon-neutral too”, says Alec. Stylish blooms that also help the planet and those in need? Sign us up!
If you’d rather send some living greenery that lasts, consider a potted plant instead.
Based in Marrickville, Plant Girl is a plant delivery service run by Felicity Keep, who is fond of all things bright, potted and green. In colourful pots and planters, send that special someone (who also hopefully possesses a green thumb) everything from peace lilies, snake plants, Boston ferns, birds of paradise, and more. Offering same-day delivery within a ten-kilometre radius of its inner west HQ, all you have to do is make your choice by 11am any weekday.
Buds & Bowers
If you live anywhere in the vicinity of Surry Hills, chances are you’ve already splurged on a bouquet or two from Buds & Bowers. The boutique florist creates masterful arrangements using fresh blooms straight from the market, with a focus on vibrant and unique flowers and foliage you wouldn’t see at a more run-of-the-mill florist. Each bunch comes wrapped in their signature handcrafted black paper, with delivered arrangements started at $69. Perfect for anyone after something big, bold, and bursting with colour.
2020 marks Grandiflora’s 25th year in business, with owner Saskia Havekes first opening her Potts Point store in 1995. Over the years, the Grandiflora aesthetic has influenced everything from interior styling, hospitality, fashion and editorial.
According to the Grandiflora team, “Saskia Havekes does not arrange flowers, she curates them. Drama and scale are her signatures. From an artful posy to a full-scale installation, Grandiflora is always searching for the chance to sculpt beauty out of the bounty of nature and the mutability of the seasons.” In terms of experience in the floral industry, it doesn’t get more legit than this. So if you’re looking for a flower delivery guaranteed to impress, head to Grandiflora’s website asap.
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Image credit: Poho Flowers, Doctor Cooper, My Flower Man, Daily Blooms, Poho Flowers, My Violet, Bess, Grandiflora