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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

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.

Bunches of stunning roses in Ms Gillgan's shop. Picture: Ellen Smith
Bunches of stunning roses in Ms Gillgan’s shop. Picture: Ellen Smith
The business is tucked away in the heart of Hurstbridge. Picture: Ellen Smith
The business is tucked away in the heart of Hurstbridge. Picture: Ellen Smith

9. BABYLON FLOWERS, BRUNSWICK

238 Sydney Rd

Number 9: Co-owners Kylie Williams and Sarah Beaumont of Babylon Flowers, Brunswick. Picture: Josie Hayden
Number 9: Co-owners Kylie Williams and Sarah Beaumont of Babylon Flowers, Brunswick. Picture: Josie Hayden

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.

The pair opened their own space on busy Sydney Rd. Picture: Josie Hayden
The pair opened their own space on busy Sydney Rd. Picture: Josie Hayden
One of their stunning designs. Picture: Josie Hayden
One of their stunning designs. Picture: Josie Hayden

8. FLOWER POT FLORIST, RINGWOOD NORTH

15 Milne Place

Number 8: Bronte Frick, Wendy Seymour and Esther Donker from Flower Pot Florist, Ringwood North. Picture: Norm Oorloff
Number 8: Bronte Frick, Wendy Seymour and Esther Donker from Flower Pot Florist, Ringwood North. Picture: Norm Oorloff

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.

Owner Vicki Carroll took over in 2012. Picture: Norm Oorloff
Owner Vicki Carroll took over in 2012. Picture: Norm Oorloff

7. MONSTERA FLOWERS, WILLIAMSTOWN

46 Ferguson St

Number 7: Giang Truong in her Williamstown shop, Monstera Flowers. Picture: Rob Leeson
Number 7: Giang Truong in her Williamstown shop, Monstera Flowers. Picture: Rob Leeson

Keeping up with the trends is important but a focus on customer service is making Giang Truong’s business flourish.

The shop is a riot of colour. Picture: Rob Leeson
The shop is a riot of colour. Picture: Rob Leeson
Ms Truong also sells plants and has extensive knowledge. Picture: Rob Leeson.
Ms Truong also sells plants and has extensive knowledge. Picture: Rob Leeson.

6. FORGET-ME-NOT FLORET, MT EVELYN

9 York Rd

Number 6: Nat Brewster and Liz Lilburn of Forget-Me-Not Floret in Mt Evelyn. Picture: Norm Oorloff
Number 6: Nat Brewster and Liz Lilburn of Forget-Me-Not Floret in Mt Evelyn. Picture: Norm Oorloff

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.

The shop has plenty of satisfied customers. Picture: Norm Oorloff
The shop has plenty of satisfied customers. Picture: Norm Oorloff

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