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Pick up an artisan bunch of flowers from one of these sweet-scented joints

Azalea: South Melbourne Market

Proprietor Michael Pavlou has carved himself a niche by specialising in Australian natives. “They’re really underrated,” he says. “There are so many interesting native flowers which people have never seen before. I just want to show them to people.” South Melbourne.

Lilac and the Cat

Nestled on a side street in Richmond, and sharing premises with a vegan café and a record store, Lilac and the Cat specialise in “ethical avant garde” floristry. They make big, loose and natural-looking bouquets with an unstinting dedication to sustainability. Richmond.

Flowers Vasette

Flowers Vasette features a vast range of floral arrangements that deviate from your traditional bunch of roses. Owned by Cherrie Miriklis, this beautiful addition to Brunswick Street has been servicing the Melbourne metropolitan area since 1989. Fitzroy.

Loose Leaf

Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler’s green haven in Collingwood is nothing like your run-of-the-mill flower shop. Part-florist and part-nursery, Loose Leaf often feels more like a gallery space for plants, with a tropical jungle’s bounty of indoor plants, succulents and air plants. Collingwood.

The Local Shop and Flowers by Entwine

This place is every bit as beautiful as a French flower shop (it really does feel like you're visiting a Parisian florist). Buy multiple bunches and take them home for a spot of DIY arrangement. Northcote.

Art Stems

Art Stems pride themselves on quality arrangements with a variety of flowers. In an attempt to be eco-friendly, they have done away with boxes and present their bouquets in tins, ceramic vases, and jugs that they encourage their customers to re-use. Carlton North.

Bud Flowers

Situated on High Street, Armadale, Bud Flowers offers unique, fresh flower arrangements and giftware. It's owned and operated by the talented Nicole Bishops Whiteman who scours the markets for the best flowers available. Armadale.

Flower Temple

In addition to super-fancy bouquets, this luxury flower store also offers gift packages, a gift-wrapping service and an in-store café if you've got time to spare for a coffee. If you're really strapped for time, you can also order flowers online. Melbourne.


The staff here are expert at customising bunches of blooms for whomever you have in mind, to create something truly appropriate. If you're looking for yourself, the evolving displays are designed to inspire interior decorating ideas, using found objects and furniture in some designs. South Melbourne.

Kate Hill Flowers

After something extra, extra special? Situated in upmarket Prahran, Kate Hill Flowers is the baby of florist, floral designer and interior designer Kate Hill, whose vision is evident in each of her bouquets and arrangements. In addition to designing for events and weddings, she has worked with high-profile clients and caterers. Prahran.

Pollon Flowers

Pollon Flowers is an eclectic, tiny store packed with a vast range of flowers. It acts as a studio space for owner and flower artisan Nicholas Minton-Connell, nestled within the arches at the back of St Paul's Cathedral. Melbourne.

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Updated on 11 Feb 2016.

By Meg Crawford and Megan Hanson   |  


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