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The best florists in Melbourne

Pick up a bunch of blooms from one of these sweet-scented joints

Written by
Meg Crawford
&
Rushani Epa
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Flowers are the no-brainers of the gift world. Everybody loves getting them, and they always look stunning. Whether you've been in trouble and need to make it up to someone, or you want to surprise someone just because, these Melbourne florists are up to the task of making you a pretty bouquet.

Melbourne's best florists

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This boutique floral studio is available to visit by appointment only, but you can purchase blooms via the website and have them delivered straight to your doorstep. There's an overarching Sailor Moon theme, and you can choose from selected bouquets or order a custom arrangement via email.

Art Stems
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  • Carlton North
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.
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Azalea: South Melbourne Market
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  • South Melbourne
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.”
Bud Flowers
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  • Armadale
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.
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Flowers Vasette
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  • Fitzroy
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.
infullbloom
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  • South 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.
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Kate Hill Flowers
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  • Prahran
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.
Lilac and the Cat
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  • Cremorne

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.

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Pollon Flowers
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  • Melbourne
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.

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