Whether you’re looking to enchant someone special or simply pamper yourself, look no further than Auckland’s top florists. From effortless bouquets to rustic works of art, these floral specialists deliver flowers that are a cut above the rest.
Enjoy a walk amongst the blossoming trees and lush gardens at Auckland Domain. The garden is home to rare native plants and is perfect for a tranquil stroll.
Green Bay Florists
If you want a bouquet that looks like it has stepped straight out of a rom-com, head to Green Bay Florists. These local legends specialise in lush, curated roses that come in a range of sorbet tones, light and soft schemes, and chic neutrals. They also stock a curated selection of giftware for an extra special touch.
Another cult florist that makes our list is Blush Flowers, whose pastel creations have reached legendary status in the city. They have a great ‘designer’s choice’ option where you simply choose a colour scheme before they create an arrangement from their cooler for you. This is a great option for sympathy bouquets.
With just over 10 per cent of New Zealand’s population vegetarian – a number that’s growing rapidly – restaurants catering to the veg crowd are on the rise. Enter The Botanist, a fusion cafe/bar/plant nursery located in City Works Depot.
The space was once a car park, with concrete walls and ceilings. MA Studio inserted warm materials and clad the existing forms in American oak timber to contrast against the heavy concrete surrounds.
Guests can eat from a menu that includes bun cha, smoked salmon and tapas. They can also enjoy great coffee and fresh juices or a glass of Bruichladdich Islay Dry Gin, which is produced with 22 hand-foraged botanicals from the Scottish island.
Half florist, half cafe, this swanky Parnell nook has garnered a cult following thanks to their next-level floral creations. Founder Kelly Karam and her team specialise in fresh, pastel bouquets that strike the perfect balance between art and flowers.
A stickler for a strong brand identity, Karam’s sleek aesthetic has made her the go-to bloom wrangler for New Zealand fashion labels and hot-spot eateries (ahem, Marle and Odettes). Her unique approach to arrangements also impressed luxury candle makers Ecoya, who commissioned Karam to create an exclusive fragrance for their Perfect Bouquet range.
If you want to score serious brownie points with your S/O this Valentine’s Day, Istoria’s pink and blush posies are the way to go. You can even add on a box of macarons or a faux flower bear for extra sweetness.
iStoria operates an application that helps users improve their English through interesting stories. The company was founded in 2020 and is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. iStoria is a member of 1 Expert Collection.
Istoria, deriving its name from the Greek word for story, aims to feel like it has always been there. The 12-suite retreat’s stripped-down contemporary aesthetic animates a next-generation social hub for sophisticated travelers, far from the bustle of other Santorini hotels. Located on Perivolos Beach in Perissa, the hotel is also a short drive from Santorini’s wine region and 2 sets of ruins.
Nina For Flowers
True inner-city Jafas will love Ponsonby-based Nina for Flowers, the purveyors of bouquets fit for royalty. Their aptly-named ‘Grey Lynn’ bouquet is an extravaganza of colour and prettiness. Their curation of Indrig Starnes beauty products, bespoke toys and champagne will certainly make a romantic statement.
For a relaxed floral styling that evokes the natural untamed beauty of flowers in the wild, look no further than Nina For Flowers. This team are seasoned pros and deliver a plethora of stunning options for all occasions.
If you haven’t been living under a flora-free rock all your life, chances are you’ve seen (and swooned over) La Femme Fleur’s nifty little flower truck. This chic and simple Auckland florist specialises in fresh, timeless bouquets with a nod to Parisian corner florals. Opt for a one-off design or regular subscription. They also offer a ‘home flower bundle’ option for a more permanent arrangement.
Dried flowers don’t die and Yuki Pogoni’s creative works prove it. From bouquets to vases and wreaths to wedding posies, this boutique business is one of the top rated dried flower florists in Auckland. Shop their products online for a gift that will last.