These online florists (and local flower shops with easy online ordering options) have you covered for same-day deliveries of beautiful flowers. If you'd rather send something longer lasting, there are plant delivery services too. For more shopping tips, see our guides to the best florists in Sydney, boutique shopping in Bondi and the best chocolate shops.
Flower deliveries in Sydney
My Flower Man’s arrangements are simple, minimalistic and always feature natives paired with imported flowers. “I love using eucalyptus and hearty Australian foliages with roses and orchids and tulips,” he says. “The king protea is particularly popular – it’s a statement flower. I have growers who cut proteas just for me now.”
Keeping it simple and stylish, online flower shop Willow and Bear offers two weekly arrangements, in three different sizes. Owner Aimie Ryan works out of her 1960s bungalow in Cronulla. She says the limited offering has the benefit of reducing waste and keeping the cost down for her customers. “You’ll never see me with gerberas or lilies!” laughs the 29-year-old. “I’m try to find unusual varieties and mix them with the classics. You can’t go past dahlias – everyone loves them. But it’s got to be locally sourced and seasonal.”
The simplicity of Little Flowers is what’s made them so successful. Each day there’s only one option available to purchase for $30. Whether it’s a collection of paper daisies, a king protea surrounded by foliage or carnations and snapdragons, each arrangement is suitable for birthday wishes, thank yous or ‘I had an amazing time last night’. Little Flowers specialises in same-day deliveries: simply order before 1pm and your beau could be on the receiving end of a sweet hessian-wrapped bouquet before the end of the day.
Daily Blooms style is wild and bursting with life. “Our bouquets never look absolutely perfect and pristine,” she says. “Our bouquets are going to look a little bit wild, out-there and organic.” Each arrangement is made up of locally grown, largely organic and Australian native flowers and foliage, wrapped in brown paper and hessian. Flowers are selected each morning, straight from the farmer to the customer. They offer one bouquet style per day at $35, and when the flowers run out that’s it for the day.
Heading to the florist for an arrangement isn’t so easy for someone who works full time, so that’s where Your Flora steps in. They offer completely customisable arrangements online, letting you choose just how many Singapore orchids, roses or tulips you’d like and minimising on all the unnecessary baby’s breath, cellophane or ribbon. “Pick what you like and we’ll send it to you,” says Abednego who’s been accompanying his florist mother to flower markets his whole life. Bunches range from $7.50-$25, and you can add vases or pots. Your Flora can also send indoor plants, including cacti ($18) succulents (from $12) and maidenhair ferns ($15).
Need to send flowers in Newcastle or Lake Macquarie? The Posy Post delivers the goods. They sell different arrangements every day for $35. They usually go for colourful roses, lisianthus, tulips or hydrangea, paired with spray carnation, smoke bush, nutty gum or wattle leaf, wrapped in simple brown paper and delivered with a custom message on a tag. Posies are created and delivered Tuesday to Saturday to Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, and Tuesday and Friday to Maitland. They also make dried flower crowns for $50 – perfect for weekend events.
With over a decade of experience in floristry under her tool belt, Myra Perez has a dedicated following. She’s highly sought after for corporate gigs and weddings, but she still takes bookings for bouquet deliveries. My Violet’s love of country garden flowers and all things vintage give an end result that’s wild and pretty. Expect to pay from $88 for a small bunch and up to $160 for a large bouquet. Deliveries are limited and it's best to order in advance, rather than leaving to the last minute.
Poho Flowers is a sophisticated operation packed into an elegant blue Art Deco building in Potts Point. Owner Barnaby Wilshier is passionate about locally grown stock and native varieties, and you can order sculptural, bespoke, native or romantic bouquets from their website – with arrangements starting at $60. Their Seasonal Posy option is $75 and it includes Poho's pick of fresh flowers presented in a vase, ready to display at home or work. You can also add chocolates, Champagne, soap or a candle if you want to up the ante.
Plant deliveries in Sydney
Sophia Kaplan and Lauren Camilleri are on a mission to make plant giving easy and more accessible with their simple online shop, Leaf Supply. The two green-thumbed friends came together over their love of monstera deliciosa and begonia and decided to go into business together, launching a plant delivery service with three varieties available each month. Leaf Supply also collaborates with a ceramicist each month for their ‘Luxe Leaf’ option – a plant and a ceramic pot combo for $79.
Online store Herbert Flores launched in July last year with a mission to sell affordable homewares and indoor plants for Sydneysiders. They sell three varieties of indoor plants and a selection of Australian homewares and artworks from brands like Mr Kitly, Maison Balzac, It’s a Public Holiday and painter Michaela Mitchell Bishop. “It’s all straight from Australia and small-time makers,” says Samantha Poulter. For $9.50 you can get a small self-watering plant pot by Mr Kitly and the most expensive item in store is around $400 for one of the hanging textile artworks.