In search of the perfect over-the-top bouquet to surprise your lover? Or just looking for some lovely blooms to beautify your home? Whatever the reason, we pick our favourite florists in town that offer the best bunch for any occasion.
Shop Wonderland Cafe & Floral Studio is an extension of the Wonderland events and furniture-hire business. The quaint café has botanical interiors and an instagramable pink neon light sign greeting you at the entrance. Pop by the sweet little spot at Telok Ayer and indulge in the selection of delightful cakes such as earl grey lavender cake (6 inch, $65), rose raspberry cake (6 inch, $65) and the crowd favourite gula melaka avocado cake (6 inch, $65). If stylistically-natural bouquets are your kind of aesthetic, you’re going to love the blooms here.
Trading her pen for a pair of gardening scissors, former advertising executive Sarah Lim followed her love for all things beautiful when she founded Poppy Flora Studio in 2000. Lim and her team handcraft every bouquet you see in the store. Don’t expect uniformly rounded globes of roses – each flower is allowed to curve and bend to create an airy, bountiful and vibrant mix that looks as if, as Lim describes, they’re ‘dancing’. Immerse yourself in the Andante Floral Foundation Course at the serene studio at Park Lane and let your inspiration for floral art bloom. Sarah will usher beginners into the world of floristry by touching on skills needed to create a stunning centrepiece such as texturizing, colour composition, and arrangement layering. The course is made up of four one-hour lessons (USD$600, including a photography session and four masterpieces).
Boutique florist Fleuriste specialises in bespoke rustic bouquets that'll instantly brighten your home (and your Instagram feed). Always admired people with fresh flowers in their homes? Fleuriste’s flower subscription service ($60-$150) will solve your flower-shopping woes with its specially curated vases. For a more Do-It-Yourself approach, sign up for one of Fleuriste's flower arrangement courses. Learn varying bouquet design techniques and get insider tips on how to look after your blooms. You can also plan a private workshop session with your girlfriends.
Floral Magic has been in the local floral scene for 16 years as a family-run business fronted by women across three generations. Floral Magic’s creations are inspired by nature featuring bouquets like Winter ($150) with frosty fresh flowers, foliage with dried cotton and baby's breath. The Spring bouquet ($150) showcases a medley of flowers in bright sorbet hues. Get the adorable BotBourri ($30) – a quaint glass bottle with preserved flowers that last for at least half a year – which makes for a sweet little low maintenance gift.
Windflower Florist has been creating floral magic for 2 decades in the neighbourhood of Pasir Ris. An exclusive product is its Love Hands on DIY kit ($75) with clay packets, a blending tool, a rolling pin and a bundle of dried blooms. A handy guide is included with instructions on flower arranging and how to make a clay jar. Choose from the delightful selection of box flowers like the Boite De Fluer Gris ($75) which comes packed with pearlescent white rose, lush quicksand rose, fluffy cotton and succulents.
Look no further than One Olive if you're all about that custom touch in your floral arrangements. We suggest presenting your sweetheart with the exclusive bespoke Boxette Mini Garden in a Box ($200). With this series, you get the best seasonal blooms beautifully laid out in a black box. Just pick your preferred range of hues and trust the experts to do their magic. P.S. Soft pastels and violets are top favourites.
Tucked away in the historic precinct of of Joo Chiat, The Bloom Room is a one-stop shop for all your floral needs from fresh blooms to intricate faux flowers. Its signature From the Flower Fields bouquet ($75-$500) is kinda like an omakase but for flowers – the artsy folks here put together a one-of-a-kind bouquet based on seasonal blooms with exotic fillers and foliage. Have flower prefences? Request for a specific colour theme. Those seeking for something out of the ordinary can opt for the flowers to come in a mason jar ($100-$200) or a vintage enamel mug ($95).
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