Want to brighten someone’s day with a pretty bunch of flowers and looking for the best Melbourne spot to buy them?
Here’s your answer.
These florists are anything but garden variety.
In fact, they’re the pick of the bunch — the winners of our latest Best of Melbourne poll, as chosen by you.
10. THE WILDE BUNCH, HURSTBRIDGE
799 Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd
Number 10: Tracey Gilligan from The Wilde Bunch in Hurstbridge. Picture: Ellen Smith
With more than 35 years’ experience as a florist, Tracey Gilligan’s most loyal customers have become like family.
The Wilde Bunch owner opened her Hurstbridge store 10 years ago and said her community was “supportive” and “tight knit”.
“People return week after week for house flowers,” Ms Gilligan said.
While her formative years were spent alongside renowned florist Kevin O’Neill in his Toorak store, Ms Gilligan said her style was now her own.
9. BABYLON FLOWERS, BRUNSWICK
238 Sydney Rd
A fun and friendly workplace and an understanding of customers are the secrets to success at Babylon Flowers.
Floral designers Sarah Beaumont and Kylie Williams were already working at a florist when Ms Beaumont decided to start her own business.
It wasn’t long before good friend Ms Williams was along for the ride.
8. FLOWER POT FLORIST, RINGWOOD NORTH
15 Milne Place
Community is at the heart of Ringwood North’s Flower Pot Florist.
Tucked away in the suburb’s shopping centre, it opened in 1981 and Vicki Carroll has owned the shop since 2012.
Ms Carroll said she and her team prided themselves on customer service and doing things a little differently.
“We love to listen to our customers and do personalised styles, not just formula floristry,” she said.
“We try to individualise things to make it different for people.
“It’s about creating something unique and inspiring, not just your bread-and-butter type stuff.”
Ms Carroll said she and the team sourced different plants, unusual flowers and foliage to spice up their arrangements.
She said they were “a contemporary florist” which focused on Australian-made items and offered more than just flowers.
7. MONSTERA FLOWERS, WILLIAMSTOWN
46 Ferguson St
Keeping up with the trends is important but a focus on customer service is making Giang Truong’s business flourish.
6. FORGET-ME-NOT FLORET, MT EVELYN
9 York Rd
From baby showers to weddings, there is no occasion that Mt Evelyn florist Liz Lilburn, owner of Forget-Me-Not Floret, won’t cover.
Her dedication to the task is regularly rewarded with beaming smiles from delighted customers.
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