Nothing shows your appreciation or care for someone special than a beautiful bouquet of flowers, picked and arranged to suit the occasion at hand.
What you want is a stunning range of vibrant flowers to choose from, florists who have flair with arrangements, and on-time, friendly delivery, including for urgent requirements. Fresh flowers that will last are important, as is being able to select an arrangement that falls within your budget.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a floral delivery service, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great floral delivery service?
Choosing the right floral delivery service can ensure you get the right type of arrangement for your needs and budget. A reputable and reliable floral delivery services will also take the stress out of worrying about the quality of flowers and delivery.
It can be helpful to keep in the following in mind when choosing a great floral delivery service.
- Variety. All flowers are beautiful, but not all varieties or colour schemes suit all occasions. You want a floral delivery service that has a large variety of flowers and can create tasteful flower arrangements.
- Well priced. Some flowers are understandably more expensive than others, but a great floral delivery service will have options that are reasonably priced for your budget.
- Custom arrangements. If you want a customised and personalised arrangement, choose a florist with flair. Explain your needs and the occasion and ask the florist to design an arrangement that is super special.
- Reliable delivery. Imagine organising flowers to be delivered on a set date, time and location, only to discover that the arrangement hasn’t arrived on time. You’ll want to select a florist that has a proven track record of reliable, on-time delivery.
The best floral delivery services in Canberra
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 providing meaningful employment for people 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, proudly employing more than 35 Canberrans with special needs, all paid award wages.
GG’s beautiful, socially conscious gift hampers, created with products procured from social enterprises and local small businesses, are shipped around Australia and New Zealand. Each hamper is hand packed by people with special needs from a range that includes gourmet food, wine, non-alcoholic cordials, and pamper packs. Fruit baskets and corporate gift hampers are also available.
Happy customer Peter Manger wrote on Google, “Ordered Miracle mixed bunch and large socially conscious gift basket for my partner who just had a miserable week. The flowers were beautiful, and the gift basket is enjoyable to work through. Almost a week now and the flowers are still going strong and smell lovely. I thought the basket would outlast the flowers!”
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 2.00pm weekdays and 10am 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.
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."
Since 1988, Flowers from the Garden has delivered gorgeous flower arrangements and spectacular wedding flowers to residents and businesses in the Canberra region. With an ever-changing collection of classic and unconventional arrangements available, this florist creates a perfect bouquet every time. Delivery service is highly rated.
As Brooke Thorley wrote on Google, “I have always used Flowers from the Garden to send flowers. The arrangements are amazing and they last for AGES! I think they are great value …”
Offering same-day delivery for all orders placed before 1 pm, Eight Stems is a centrally located florist dedicated to quality and colourful fresh flowers and plants, as well as unique gifts. The team behind Eight Stems live life according to Claude Monet’s famous quote, “I must have flowers, always and always.”As Rachael Duncan wrote on Google, “So very impressed with the artistic flair and range of on trend options showcased so beautifully on the website.”
Family owned and operating since 1979, Embassy Florist creates stunning floral arrangements for all occasions, delivering on time across Canberra and Queanbeyan and always with friendly service. Choose Australian natives, lilies, mixed flowers, orchids, roses or potted plants. For same day delivery, order before 1pm.
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.”
The Barton Flower Bar works as a traditional florist – walk in, choose your stems, and watch them be arranged. It also offers expertly crafted, ready-made bunches. All flowers can be quickly and easily ordered online and picked up in-store or delivered through a reliable courier service in Canberra and Queanbeyan.
Winnie Tee wrote on Google, “Beautiful bouquets delivered at a reasonable price! I have ordered twice and will definitely keep ordering from here.”
Your experience with floral delivery services in Canberra
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to order flowers for delivery?
Most reputable florists have images of bouquets and arrangements online to help you get started. If you find something you like, you’re set. If you’re unsure or have questions, email or phone the florist. Quality florists are usually all too happy to provide advice and help you choose.
How far in advance should I order flowers for delivery?
Check out the floral delivery service’s website for times, terms and conditions (like delivery areas covered). Some, for example, specify same-day delivery if your order is placed before 1:00 pm. Some have earlier deadline requirements.
How much does it cost to have flowers delivered?
The price varies from florist to florist and can be influenced by factors such as the size of your order, where you need it delivered to and by when. Some florists have standard fees, rush fees and even regional and rural fees.
Can I be guaranteed that the flowers delivered are exactly as I see them online?
Some flowers are seasonal and may not be available for various reasons. Most florist specify their substitution policy on their website. If not, you can email or phone them. You should expect a suitable substitution of equal or greater value.
Can I ask for an exact delivery time?
Some florists deliver between set hours, say business hours during weekdays. Many can’t promise an exact delivery time since delivery is influenced by many factors, including even traffic and parking. It’s best to check for delivery locations, times, costs and other details on the florist’s website, or email or call them to discuss your situation.