Is there anything more beautiful than a vibrant, perfectly arranged bunch of fresh flowers?
Whether you are wishing someone a happy birthday or anniversary, congratulating them on a new baby, or simply letting them know that you are thinking about them, flowers are an incredibly touching gift. What’s more, flowers bring event venues to life, whether that be for a wedding, party, or business launch.
Use a talented florist in Canberra to purchase the ultimate bouquet for a friend, loved-one, or family member – or even a bunch of flowers for your home.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a florist, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
Let’s get started right away.
Not sure exactly what you are looking for when comparing Canberra florists?
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a florist.
- A delightful range of fresh flowers. All flowers are beautiful, especially when they are fresh and full of life. The best florists offer a delightful collection of flowers and foliage.
- Expert arranging skills. Flower arranging is an art form. The best in the business are detail-oriented and have an eye for design.
- Experience with events. If you need flowers for an upcoming event, such as a wedding, birthday party, baby shower, or funeral, it’s best to work with a florist that has extensive experience.
- Reliable delivery. A fresh bunch of flowers delivered directly to someone’s home or workplace makes a lovely gift. You want to be sure the arrangement you order shows up on the scheduled date.
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
GG’s Flowers & Hampers is a social enterprise florist and gift hamper business in Canberra specialising in beautiful flower arrangements for any occasion, such as weddings, birthdays, funerals and corporate events. GG’s offers all types of flowers, including real rainbow roses.
What makes GG’s special is that it employs and trains Canberrans living with special needs. Originally established for Gayana Wijewickrema, a cheeky young woman with Down Syndrome, the business has blossomed into the gift that keeps giving, employing more than 35 Canberrans with special needs, all paid award wages.
At GG’s, all flower arrangements are made by talented florists, including Mumma GG. They’re hand delivered by a person with special needs, accompanied by their awesome support workers.
As Kelly Morrison reviewed on RiotACT, “GG’s Flowers & Hampers are the best, gorgeous flower arrangements for all occasions and the best part is that they employ people with special needs and provide them with meaningful employment.”
Run by two passionate mums – Julie and Jo – Eight Stems is a gorgeous florist located on the Kingston Foreshore. Alongside their inspiring arrangements and bouquets, Eight Stems offers a range of gifts for all occasions, hard to kill plants, hampers, and a dedicated ‘Mums and Bubs’ section.
Linda Wu wrote on Google, “The florist is in a convenient location. There is a neat selection of flowers to purchase and they are fresh and quite beautiful. It is in a convenient location next to Canberra Centre.”
Moxom and Whitney was born out of a desire to bring beautiful flowers to Canberra and its surrounds in a way that hadn’t been done before. The business doesn’t overly work flowers, preferring an organic and lush look to bouquets. Located on Lonsdale Street in the heart of Braddon, Moxom and Whitney also makes unique terrariums, miniature worlds of lush green moss, ferns and indoor plants. Co-owners Lou Moxom and Belinda Whitney get total joy out of creating incredible explosions of flowers and greenery.
Satisfied customer Ishbel Schaap wrote on Google, “Absolutely gorgeous flowers. Ordered a bouquet off of the website and it was so seamless and easy. Will definitely be using them again in the future!”
West Row Botanica Boutique Florist is one of the most exciting, unique florists in Canberra’s city centre. Conveniently located in the Melbourne Building, West Row, their team of experienced florists creates truly showstopping arrangements featuring a host of colourful, lively flowers, including native flowers and foliage. Head to their store to custom-design the perfect bouquet for that special someone, or save time and order online.
Satisfied customer Emma Grech wrote on RiotACT, “Dave Reid at West Row Botanica Florist! Fabulosity that is art, not just flowers.”
Barton Flower Bar is Canberra’s original flower bar, opening in early 2016. Located in the heart of the Parliamentary triangle in Barton, the Flower Bar specialises in daily arrangements for pick up or delivery, including for functions, weddings and events. The Flower Bar is also popular with corporate organisations wanting to adorn their environment with beautiful arrangements. Flowers can be ordered by phone, online or in store. The Barton Flower Bar shares space with the Barton Grocer.
As Kylie Monck wrote on Google, “The Ladies at Barton Flower Bar are so fantastic. They did my flowers for my wedding – bouquet and arrangements! Such an amazing job … I still use their services routinely … Best service, Best flowers, BEST of the BEST.”
Situated in the heart of the city, Embassy Florist has delivered stunning floral creations to Canberra’s residents for more than 40 years. The family-owned business offers some of the most spectacular arrangements in the region, all backed by friendly, prompt service and a committed team that’s willing to go above and beyond to ensure your experience is as pleasant as possible. You simply cannot go wrong with Embassy Florist.
As Rachael Duncan said on Google, “So very impressed with the artistic flair and range of on-trend options showcased so beautifully on the website. I found myself torn between the fresh flower arrangements and the stunning long lasting options. The flowers bought great joy to the receivers.”
Gungahlin’s Poetry in Flowers creates stunning arrangements that bring joy to every day living as well as any special occasion. Poetry in Flowers has a wide selection of fresh and dried flower arrangements and plants. Its gift range is a beautiful alternative to flowers and includes cards, candles, sow ‘n sow seed cards, chocolates, specialty teas and cheery gift pots. Poetry in Flowers also specialises in designing unique hampers created with locally made treats.
As Elizabeth Haeusler says on RiotACT, “Definitely Poetry in Flowers in Gunghalin. Beautiful, fresh flowers and arrangements are gorgeous. Also great service and friendly staff.”
Blossoms Of Chisholm conveys emotions through flowers for all occasions as well as a range of gifts that bring delight. The gift range includes soft toys, helium filled foil balloons, hampers, and little tinned soy scented candles. For weddings, Blossoms Of Chisholm designs bridal bouquets, table arrangements, men’s buttonholes and women’s corsages. For weddings, the talented florists create formal wrist corsages. Blossoms Of Chisholm delivers across Canberra and Queanbeyan.
On RiotACT, Janine Price wrote, “Blossoms of Chisholm. Friendly service, helpful, lovely fresh bright arrangements. Highly recommend.”
Anthos Flowers in Gungahlin Village specialises in stocking the highest quality fresh flowers direct from the best growers – flowers that celebrate all seasons and occasions. Anthos Flowers also has an extensive range of gifts to suit any event. In addition to flower arrangements, this florist also offers hampers, teddy bears, chocolates and much more. Anthos Flowers delivers throughout Gungahlin, as well as across Canberra and to Queanbeyan.
As Tegan Moon wrote on RiotACT, “Anthos Flowers has amazing service and prices! Their flowers are always so fresh and great quality!”
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