The best florists in Canberra

Geetha and Gayana Wijewickrema from GG's Flowers and Hampers.

Geetha and Gayana Wijewickrema from GG’s Flowers and Hampers. Photo: Supplied.

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.

What makes a great florist?

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.

The best florists in Canberra according to you

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.

Oz Flower Delivery Canberra

Oz Flower Delivery Canberra

Oz Flower Delivery sells love, joy and smiles. A premier and independent provider of beautiful floral bouquets, flowers and plants, Oz Flower Delivery handpicks the freshest flowers and delivers them the same day if needed (order must be placed before 2:00 pm weekdays and 10:00 am Saturdays). Whatever the occasion, Oz Flower Delivery offers stunning collections of colourful stems, blossoming plants and fragrant arrangements.

Flowers can be ordered 24/7 nationwide, and from only $49. Designer’s Choice bouquets, arrangements and roses are available. So too are sympathy sheafs and sympathy wreaths.

Oz Flower Delivery offers dozens of options, with flowers of all colours and styles. Arrangements are tailored to the occasion at hand, including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions.

While flowers are subject to seasonal availability, a wide range is always available, from striking to soft and from passionate to subtle. Also available are long-lasting succulents, orchids and other gorgeous plants. Choose from classic creations, Zen artistry and romantic arrangements.

Ordering online is quick and easy.

As Joe Rogan wrote on Google, “Beautiful flowers, great prices. I discovered OZ Flower Delivery last year for mothers day and have used it ever since – mothers day, birthdays, anniversaries and even a funeral.”

GG's Flowers & Hampers

GG's Flowers & Hampers

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.”

Blossoms of Chisholm

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.”

Embassy Florist

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.”

Anthos Flowers

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!”

Poetry in Flowers

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.”

Moxom and Whitney

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!”

Eight Stems

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.”

Barton Flower Bar

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.”

West Row Botanica Boutique Florist

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.”

If you’re looking for more information on Canberra’s florists, you might like our articles on best flower delivery services and best nurseries.

Your experience with florists in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the florists listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a florists 'style'?
Different florists have different styles and techniques and it's important to explore what these are. Some are more traditional in approach, others ultra modern, and some even prefer working with Australian native plants and flowers. You'll want to select a florist that can work with what you're ultimately looking for.
How does a florist work with their client?
It's ideal to pick a florist who will work closely with you to ensure your vision blossoms. Asking about their approach will help you understand how to connect with them. An initial planning session is often helpful, for example, and you'll want to make sure your phone calls or emails are answered promptly.
How is a florist's experience relevant?
You'll not only want to know how long your florist has been in business, you'll also want to tease out their experience in what it is you're looking for. In the case of a wedding, for example, it's wise to explore how many weddings the florist has worked on and what size and styles of weddings.
Can you ask for a florists' portfolio before engaging their services?
Yes - a picture paints a thousand words. Looking at examples of a florist's work is essential to building your confidence and comfort in whether they're the one for you. Good florists have photos of their arrangements on their website and on social media. If not, they should be willing to make other arrangements for you to look at previous examples of their work. Also don't be shy about asking for references.
What other services do florists offer?
Many florists offer more than just floral arrangements and it can be helpful for big events, such as a special celebration, to know what their full suite of services are. Some can help with certain event services, for example. Also, they may offer other products like gift baskets, dried flower arrangements and hampers, which could be of interest.

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83 Responses to The best florists in Canberra
Lori Korodaj Lori Korodaj 6:13 pm 24 May 20

Blooming Mad Flowers in Tuggeranong! Fresh, long lasting flowers, value for money, locally owned business. My 'go-to' every time!

Kelly Morrison Kelly Morrison 8:34 am 24 May 20

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. ♥️ these girls

Alecia Bee Alecia Bee 7:04 am 24 May 20

GG's! What a fantastic organisation. Soooo much more than a florist.

Helen Mackenzie Helen Mackenzie 1:13 am 24 May 20

GG's Flowers & Hampers are the Sweetest and the best <3

Jing-ting Chan Jing-ting Chan 6:58 pm 23 May 20

GGs. Great flowers and service with hugs! Well, normally.

Aimz Morshed Aimz Morshed 5:40 pm 23 May 20

GGs are the absolute best. Exceptional in every way. Vibrant happy staff and beautiful florals. Also employment for people with special needs. Amazing company. Highly recomend

Eleanor McDonald Eleanor McDonald 5:24 pm 23 May 20

GG's Flowers & Hampers are hands down the best. Had them at my wedding, let them have creative control and have zero regrets. They are absolutely and utterly the best

Kristen L Hogarth Kristen L Hogarth 4:41 pm 23 May 20

Another vote for GG’s 😊

Samantha Bird Samantha Bird 3:58 pm 23 May 20

GG's Flowers & Hampers are the greatest 🙌🏼 Not only are their flowers absolutely gorgeous time and time again, they provide meaningful employment to people with a disability around Canberra. ❤️

    David Witte David Witte 7:20 pm 23 May 20

    Samantha Bird I love their work - my wife adores their rainbow roses. Honestly I'd go with them just for those roses - supporting people with special needs is an added bonus

Lisa LaMaitre Lisa LaMaitre 3:58 pm 23 May 20

GG's Flowers & Hampers have provided my events business Canberra Wise Women with stage flowers since our launch in 2015! Their arrangements are always ‘just right’ and their team are fabulous! Plus when you support GG’s you are helping to provide people with a disability sustainable employment! How can you not love that! 💖💐

Heather Evans Heather Evans 3:57 pm 23 May 20

GG flowers are amazing

Sally Pabst-Reeves Sally Pabst-Reeves 3:51 pm 23 May 20

GGs Flowers are great, use them for everything from our wedding to birthdays. Arrangements are always vibrant, quality flowers that last longer than a week and the arrangements are stunning. And to top it off socially responsible

Hannah Clifford Hannah Clifford 3:47 pm 23 May 20

Gg's flowers all the way. AMAZING flowers and the best part..... they employ people with disabilities 🥰🥰🥰

Alexandra Craig Alexandra Craig 3:32 pm 23 May 20

GG's Flowers & Hampers are the bomb 😍

Mary Brennan Mary Brennan 11:46 am 23 May 20

For vibrant creativity from friendly knowledgeable staff Miss Moss is the place to go! I just love their unique & colourful arrangements and have never been let down after arranging several deliveries this year. Great to have this fabulous business in Weston Creek?

Susie Acacia Susie Acacia 10:42 am 23 May 20

Poetry in Flowers...the quality of the flowers is outstanding

Nip Wijewickrema Nip Wijewickrema 9:56 am 23 May 20

Hey guys! What about GG's Flowers & Hampers? We proudly employ people with special needs and provide them meaningful employment! ❤️

Marietta Rudolf Marietta Rudolf 9:36 am 23 May 20

Miss Moss Florals at Cooleman Court Weston. They adore blooms and all things gorgeous, are creative and love their work and have the best gift goodies. Website and they deliver. 🌺

Peta Mantel Peta Mantel 1:08 am 23 May 20

Hands down Moxom & Whitney!

Courtney Kelly Courtney Kelly 4:13 pm 22 May 20

Bewitched Flowers & Gifts in Chapman! Amazing Service and Arrangement. Locally Family Owed and Operated 🥰

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