Sentimental, sweet and a source of endless inspiration, flowers brighten any room and every face. Receiving them is a reassurance of love, and gifting them is a gesture of kindness. Writer Emma Goldman once said, “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” Whether you’re after a simple bouquet or an awe-inspiring floral installation, the following florists can add colour to any occasion.
Set within The Chapter House, Pollon Flowers is hard to miss, because the foliage from this inner-city oasis spills out onto Flinders Lane in a visually pleasing, yet seemingly effortless, manner. Of course, it makes sense when you consider that owner Nicholas Minton-Connell once worked as a visual merchandiser for David Jones and Dior. Now a renowned florist, Minton-Connell is known his originality and ability to allow simple and avant-garde arrangements to coexist. From weddings and events to corporate occasions and walk-in customers, Pollon Flowers can cater to any floral desire.
1/199 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC Australia +61 3 9663 8232
Specialising in Australian natives, Azalea Flowers is located within the bustling South Melbourne Market. Working as a florist since he was just a seed, owner and industry veteran Michael Pavlou has dedicated his life to showcasing the underrated beauty of native varieties, including the King Protea, Scarlet Banksia and Hakea Francisiana. Whether you’re after an unusual and easy to care for indoor plant or an arrangement to elevate your next event, Azalea Flowers is the place to visit.
49/322-326 Coventry St, South Melbourne VIC Australia+ 61 3 9696 4978
Canary Janes Flowers
An affinity for Doris Day and the film Calamity Jane inspired florist Rebecca Stacey to open Canary Janes in April 2012. The vintage ’50s theme sports checkerboard flooring and antique furniture, all of which is adorned with locally grown flowers and locally made gifts and homewares. The shop even has a Flower of the Week chalkboard in case you’re in need of a suggestion; and they offer workshops. Canary Janes can also take care of your wedding’s floral needs.
59 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC Australia +61 3 9818 0344
Located on High Street Armadale amidst the Bridal boutiques, Bud Flowers offers a portfolio of unique flower arrangements as well as a selection of giftware. Owned by Nicole Bishops Whiteman, Bud Flowers can create personalised bouquets for any occasion with the option of adding chocolates, champagne and candles for an extra special surprise. Bud Flowers is also a leading bridal florist, and the talented team can create everything from rustic bridal bouquets to contemporary button holes and lavish centrepieces to complement your day.
1016 High St, Armadale/Melbourne VIC Australia +61 3 9509 3680
In bloom since 2010, Fowlers Flowers is an environmentally conscious florist with an aptitude for seasonal posies. Not only can you pick up a hand-tied bouquet from its Clifton Hill store, but Fowlers also provides a detail-oriented and personalised wedding and events service allowing you to decorate your special day in bespoke arrangements that are both beautiful and handcrafted. You can even order online from its arrangements menu, and if you order before 1 p.m., Fowlers Flowers will deliver the same day.
488 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill VIC Australia + 61 3 9489 9114
What began as an after-school hobby flourished into Flowers Vasette, the largest floral and events business of its kind in Australia. Owned by Cherrie Miriklis this iconic Brunswick Street florist opened in 1989 and has since won both Gold and Silver “Florist of the Year” at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Specialising in natural floral arrangements, Flowers Vasette can rustle up a bouquet for any occasion. Also, with a dedicated wedding and events team, Vasette can breathe life into your vision with everything from accent arrangements to grand installations.
247 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC Australia + 61 3 9419 4988
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