The Best Florists in Auckland

Whether it’s to impress someone special or spoil your own self, there’s nothing quite like a bunch of flowers. The best florists Auckland offer up curated creations that are sure to please.

For bouquets that look as though they’ve come straight out of a RomCom, head to Mount Eden-based Roses Florist. They’re famed for their sorbet tones, light and soft schemes, and oh-so-pretty palettes.

Mrs Bottomley’s Flowers

Located in Woolston’s The Tannery, Mrs Bottomley’s Flowers offers whimsical delight in flower form. The shop’s mother and daughter team of Liz Marsh and Hannah Marsh Dore believe floral design knows no boundaries and are keen foragers, searching for interesting foliage like fennel seed heads and pussy willow for their arrangements.

Christchurch based florist Alicia Erceg wows with her stunning bouquets and works hard to curb single-use plastic and waste within the floral industry. She’s also a big proponent of working with local farmers, opting out of floral foam and using in-season flowers and foliage.

New Zealand Flowers Week takes place from November 11-17, offering a week-long bloom-filled celebration of everything fragrant and bright. To mark the occasion, five NZ based floristry experts have been tasked with creating bespoke installations reflective of this year’s theme, The Power of Flowers.

Bunch Floral

The green-fingered team at this Jervois Road gem deck out the best venues, weddings and events in town. If you’re after a fresh-faced bouquet that strikes the right balance between modern and rustic, look no further.

They’re also one of the best florists for flowers delivered in Auckland if you want to make a big impression, whether that’s by stealing a spot on your favourite person’s desk or by adding some romance to a budding relationship.

You can get a bespoke bouquet delivery from them by choosing a colour palette, size and delivery date, then let them work their magic. You can even add a custom card for the perfect touch.

Blush Flowers

Whether you’re aiming for that RomCom situation where the entire office stops what they’re doing to stare at your bouquet delivery or just want to spoil someone special, this florist is for you. Expect floral blends with a natural and whimsical flair that play with height and colour, plus curated gifts like macarons and a faux flower bear.

Founder Kelly Karam’s signature pastel-tinged creations have reached cult status among Aucklanders, while her retail space combines fashion and florals with eye-catching details like a long natural brass table. Her impeccable aesthetic also impressed luxury candle makers Ecoya, who invited her to design a fragrance for the brand.

Isadia Floral

With a passion for sustainability, Isadia florists Isabel Johnston and Lydia Reusser lean towards an intuitive and natural style. The duo work closely with their local community of small growers to harness each season’s beauty and follow the unique forms found in flowers, plants and branches.

Their new range of vases are designed with this in mind and capture Monmouth’s exploration of the intrinsic physical and alchemical qualities of materials. The vases are available online and in store.

Sure, a bunch of flowers may only last a week, but if they’re picked and delivered fresh from the source it makes for one seriously sustainable gift. You’ll also support local farmers and cut out the middle man – win, win!

The Flower Project

A spin-off flower business from boutique supermarket Farro has tapped into the needs of a new demographic. The Flower Project -run by Farro’s in-house florist Kathryn Fleming- delivers carefully selected bouquets of $39 or $59 flowers weekly, fortnightly or monthly to homes around Auckland. The business is proving especially popular with chivalrous men, she says.

If you can’t quite afford to splash out, check out your local weekend market for a pretty posy. But if curated goodness is what you’re after, head to Mount Eden’s Roses Florist for their sorbet toned, light and soft creations. They also offer one-off bespoke bouquets and a ‘home flowers bundle’ option to adorn your home with fresh blooms year-round. They source their flowers locally and have a passion for promoting New Zealand growers and products.