When it comes to boosting happiness, fresh flowers provide an instant hit. That’s especially true of seasonal offerings, which are all the more special for their limited availability.
Floral artisans across the country bringing their own specific twist to bouquets and arrangements. Natives are enjoying a renewed heyday, as are organic and sustainable plants. And if you think that flowers are only for special occasions, think again: the right bloom can elevate your mood entirely, no matter what day it might be.
With that in mind, we’ve singled out florists in five Australian cities who are taking the form to the next level.
My Flower Man
Offering same day delivery in Sydney, this immaculately styled florist and cafe perched on the Bondi-Tamarama border is all about keeping things local. Its sustainable, organic blooms are sourced directly from Sydney growers. Started as an online venture in 2014, My Flower Man now services many prominent city businesses and offers either single varieties or mixed bunches for delivery. You won’t find any over-the-top arrangements here – the speciality is classy and classic, with plenty of crisp whites and muted pinks.
32a Fletcher Street, Tamarama, NSW
Rebekah Lee started working in floristry at the end of 2016 with zero experience. Since then she’s trained in London at Rebel Rebel – which saw her style for Selfridges and Bafta – before returning home to work as the in-house florist and stylist at Stones of the Yarra Valley and Meletos where she also styled weddings, events, and the property itself.
At the end of 2018 Lee launched Tremella Botanicals, where she puts together stunning arrangements that mix Western and Eastern elements of floral design – particularly ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. With weddings and events shut down for now, Lee’s transitioned to contactless flower deliveries using produce from local growers and farmers. She’ll also soon produce fine-art prints of floral portraits photographed with a 100-year-old plate lens (a technique that lends a painterly feel).
East End Flower Market
A great pick for flower delivery in Adelaide. Having outgrown its original space on Grenfell Street, East End Flower Market (EEFM) graduated to Halifax Street in Adelaide’s CBD in late 2019. The bigger space means considerably more variety, including some higher-end options. You’ll find the whole gamut of plant-related supplies at EEFM – from pots and vases to plant-care products – but the speciality remains lush and vibrant wildflowers, grown organically in the Adelaide Hills, and holding their colours all the longer for it.
83 Halifax Street, Adelaide, SA
Stalks and Stems
“Nourish your soul” is the slogan of this bounteous Woolloongabba haven, which is still open for deliveries. That certainly comes through in the floral selections, which include silky red roses, robust sunflowers and rustic native blooms from Australia and South Africa. Bonus gift options include chocolates and self-care hampers, and the plants come in every form you can think of: vases, corsages, terrariums and so on.
28 Logan Road, Woolloongabba, QLD
Hannah Etherington Flowers
This much-loved Perth boutique, established in 2003, is currently open for deliveries. They specialise in weddings and events (including Perth Fashion Week), but also have a lovely selection of vivid, layered arrangements for more casual customers. Sourced fresh from the market daily, these blooms come in themed bouquets or vases; highlights include posies and orchids.
Shop 6/339, Times Square, Stirling Highway, Claremont, WA
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