Even romantics can struggle to find the right bunch of flowers. The best thing to do is trust your florist. Here are the finest in Sydney, specialising in everything from vintage-style bouquets to native blooms. These experts will help you express how you feel.

Jardine Botanic
The arrangements from Jardine are reminiscent of the simple joys of wandering through a bloom-filled backyard. Jardine Hansen’s loose-fitting arrangements are spontaneous and romantic, with a focus on botanical varieties. Jardine offers floral styling for weddings, events, corporate spaces and private homes across Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

0412 890 841
jardinebotanic.com.au
instagram/jardinebotanic

My Violet
Peering into the cosy jewel-box florist My Violet is like looking through a keyhole into a secret garden. The owner Myra Perez is the tastemaker infusing weddings and events with her enchanted arrangements. Her unstructured blooms feel so at home in any space you’d think they grew there. My Violet uses country-garden flowers for textured bouquets that mix vintage and contemporary styles.

4/21 George Street, Redfern
0405 910 029
myviolet.com.au
instagram.com/mivioleta

Trille Floral
For a minimalist bouquet, Trille Floral’s rambling arrangements use plenty of greens. Founded by Canadian-born Cara Fitch, inspiration comes from natural landscapes. Her designs explore palettes you’d find in the natural world. Since her move to Australia she’s learned the language of native flora.

3/46–76 Park Street Erskineville
trillefloral.com
instagram.com/trilleflora

Grandiflora
Saskia Havekes’s tiny Potts Point shop is part of the tapestry of Sydney. The store opened in 1995, and she provides blooms for Vogue editorial. She’s the one to call when you want to make a grand statement – she creates bunches with both familiar and unusual flowers. Online only.

grandiflora.net

Sophia Kaplan
Kaplan creates art with each of her floristry designs. Inspired by picking wildflowers across Australia, Paris, Berlin and Rome, her bunches aren’t too stylised; they and have a thrown-together look. Working from a shared studio space in Alexandria, she textures each bouquet with unexpectedly shaped foliage. Online only.

sophia-kaplan.com
instagram.com/sophia_kaplan

My Flower Man
Kieran Birchall’s arrangements are immediately recognisable. The often oversized, dramatic bunches mix softer flowers such as English roses with deep-green foliage and hardy natives. Instead of combining flowers evenly, he often keeps each type distinct in the bunch, so there are pockets of light and dark. He can deliver same day around inner Sydney. Currently online only.

instagram.com/myflowerman

Floreat Floral
Floreat is Latin for, “let flourish”. This boutique florist in Darlinghurst is dedicated to simple designs, specialising in Australian natives. Owner Jane Lampe uses locally grown flowers wherever possible.

21A Barcom Avenue, Darlinghurst
0417 894 786
floreatfloral.com.au
instagram.com/floreatfloral

Hermetica Flowers
In the heart of one of Darlinghurst’s busiest areas is Hermetica Flowers, the flower laboratory behind a curtain of 600 coloured roses. Inside, the crisp layout is the modest background to Jai Winnells’s creations. Simplicity and freshness is key.

237 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
(02) 9380 4725
hermeticaflowers.com.au
instagram.com/hermeticaflowers

Poho Flowers
Poho Flowers is in a blue Art Deco space in Potts Point, large enough to house its overgrown greenery and natives. The arrangements focus on lush, earthy tones, dispelling the assumption that Australian botanicals are always on the drier side.

Shop 2, 117 Macleay Street, Potts Point
(02) 9331 4333
pohoflowers.com.au
instagram.com/pohoflowers

Leaf Supply
If flowers aren’t your thing, co-founders of online plant-delivery service Leaf Supply Sophia Kaplan and Lauren Camilleri make setting up your own urban garden easy. With three new plant and pot combos to choose from every month, the succulents the pair chooses are hardy and low maintenance.

leaf-supply.com
instagram.com/leaf_supply