For generations flowers have symbolised anything from emotional states, character traits, gods and goddesses, and assigned spiritual meaning to the colour wheel. Based on this it seems selecting a bunch of flowers is no meadowsweet picnic. But whether you are looking for a bouquet that says thank you, a spray of flowers for Valentine’s Day, or a decorative bunch for your home, there is a long list of flower shops and market stands in Brisbane to help you choose the right kind/type of flowers.
However, for the sake of brevity, Secret Brisbane has selected some floral favourites known for their fragrant flowers.
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Florists spreading the love around Brisbane
1. Stalks and Stems
Nestled in the heart of Woolloongabba, Stalks and Stems is a unique flower shop creating bouquets for every moment and mood. Voted Best of Brisbane for flowers in all of Brisbane in 2019, Stalks and Stems has thought of everything. From bunches of native blooms to sprays inspired by passion and wildness, this quirky florist encapsulates nature and adds a modern touch to its aesthetics. And if you feel like becoming a flower arranging virtuoso, Stalk and Stems organise workshops!
📍Find Stalks and Stems at 28a Logan Road, Woolloongabba.
2. Unveiling Poppy
Any flower shop with the name “Daisy Hill” in its address already sounds promising. Unveiling Poppy was built on the childhood memories of its principal florist, Amy Gurling. Her love for vegetation and beautiful gardens is present in Unveiling Poppy’s perennial classics and seasonal bunches. You can decide on your level of generosity by choosing between gesture, kindness, regal, and empress degree bouquets. Unveiling Poppy’s mission revolves around personalisation and a love for celebrating the special moments in life.
📍Visit Unveiling Poppy at 8a/3-5 Cupania St, Daisy Hill.
3. Brisbane Market Flowers
When it comes to sophistication and exquisite bouquets, Brisbane Market Flowers knows what it’s doing. This amazing flower shop has forged lasting relationships with local flower growers and continues to provide elegant arrangements and fresh market wraps. For small-scale bunches, you can choose from sunflowers, tulips, peonies, and poppies, or if you want to go all out a delicate pastel arrangement might be the perfect bouquet. With an array of categories to discover on their website, you are certain to find what you’re looking for.
📍Check out Brisbane Market Flowers at 385 Sherwood Rd, Rocklea.
From their studio in New Farm, Lillipollen creates some of the most beautiful bouquets in Brisbane. Flowers such as disbuds, roses, and white oriental lilies are expertly arranged to provide subtle, elegant tones and striking contrasts in colour. Lillipollen also specialises in gift hampers and offers candles, chocolates, and Champagne products.
📍Find Lillipollen at 158 Moray St, New Farm.
5. Maison Fleur
Maison Fleur is everything you want in a florist when it comes to luxury. It is a trio of floral boutiques based in Brisbane city. Each studio is distinctive in style and seek to combine the old and the new in terms of setting and design. Maison Fleur’s bouquet’s are works of art that define elegance regarding floristry. A “Spray Rose Vase” for example consists of countless spray roses clustered together in a leaf-lined fishbowl.
📍Explore Maison Fleur at 260 Margaret Street, Brisbane City, 90 – 112 Queen Street, Brisbane, and 76 Skyring Tce, Newstead.
Buying your flowers at a local market
6. Saturday Fresh Market
Who says buying your flowers can’t come with a great coffee or adapt to your weekly shopping at the market? The famous Saturday Fresh Market is Brisbane’s largest fresh food and lifestyle market where you can pick up a bunch of fresh cut, locally grown flowers whilst checking out over 150 stalls. Open every Saturday until noon, the market is a great opportunity to have some quality family time outside of the house or catch up with friends. Enjoy live music and taste international cuisines in a fun atmosphere in Rocklea.
📍Visit the Saturday Fresh Market at 385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea.
7. Jan Power’s Farmers Markets
Over 30 years ago, Jan Power founded Brisbane’s first farmers market. Now present in Powerhouse, Manly, and Michelton, Jan Power’s Farmers Markets play a significant role in supporting local farmers. You can get fresh flowers at these markets, try out some of the delicious food trucks, stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables, and get your weekly dose of community activity.
📍Check out Jan Power’s Farmers Markets at Lamington St, Newfarm, Manly Harbour Royal Esplanade, Manly, and Blackwood St, Mitchelton.
Note: Make sure you consult their website for opening hours.
8. Rosalie Gourmet Market
Although not a market in the traditional sense of the word, Rosalie Gourmet Market is a family-run food hall selling high quality gourmet products from around the world, fresh local produce and flowers. Rosalie Gourmet Market personally selects and stocks bunches of the freshest flowers every week. Their in-house florist is also available to create personalised bouquet’s for special occasions. At this Paddington gem you’ll find flower fresh blooms like kangaroo paws, king proteas, and hydrangeas.
📍Find Rosalie Gourmet Market at 164 Baroona Road, Paddington
Shopping online for a special bouquet
Okay, let’s be honest, its very convenient to order your flowers online but there is something special about buying them in-store that trumps the online experience. Having said that, life can get busy, so being able to do a quick search and find a bouquet summing up everything you want to say in flowers is helpful. While most of the aforementioned flower shops provide an online delivery service, there are some quality florists without a shop for you to just pop into.
9. Bare Bouquets
Australian grown and wrapped in fully biodegradable materials, the flowers (fresh and dried) being arranged at Bare Bouquets are undeniably special. Bouquets featuring pineapple lilies, proteas, chrysanthemums, and roses are put together solely by Katie and Heaven. Their Australian-grown market bunches are simple displays of striking colours. Dried bouquets with banksia and leucadendron are lasting touches to add to your home. Katie and Heaven’s passion for what they do is clear as “every time you order a bouquet from us we do a little happy dance.”
10. Fig & Bloom
Fig & Bloom is not your average flower retailer. If you’re looking for frills and flawless wrapping, Fig & Bloom has everything you need. Looking for the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day? Select a spectacular spray of snapdragons, roses, hydrangea and gyp in fuchsia paired with a dry Rosé champagne from Pommery. Fig & Bloom deliveries to Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.
11. Wildplay Flora
Wildplay Flora flower arrangements are prepared using Australian-grown flowers and wrapped in recyclable packaging. The selection of six floral bouquets vary depending on which flowers are the freshest at the flower market. These unique arrangements are available for same-day delivery also. Wildplay Flora pride themselves on the quality of the flowers they source from local suppliers.