This one is for you, husbands! Mother’s Day is once more almost upon us, and if you’re looking to earn some serious brownie points on this special day, you’ll be needing this handy list of the best boutique florists and industry veterans in Singapore (and don’t forget to make that fancy brunch reservation ). Take your pick from these beautiful bouquets, unique posies and spectacular floral displays – we even found the florists that can deliver in a hurry if you’ve left it to the last minute. Not that you’d ever do that…
Guy, just as an FYI, if The Wife is a creative type, the style-it-yourself bunches delivered to your door by Flower Addict could rank as best Mother’s Day flowers yet. Think freshly picked, pre-cut blooms ready to arrange: or if a hand-tied bunch is her thing, you can pick out something with instant wow factor too. Add a special gift to your flower order – there are hand-poured soy candles to organic chocolates and T2 calming tea or a bottle of Prosecco. Prices start from $39, and thanks to Flower Addict’s reminder service you won’t forget another Mother’s Day or anniversary again (so no more excuses!). By the way, there’s also a weekly, fortnightly or monthly subscription service to keep those flowers coming.
WIN! Just in time for Mother’s Day, our sister site Honeycombers is giving three lucky readers flower deliveries every week for six months! Head on over for your chance to win the best Mother’s Day Present ever with Flower Addict.
Flower Addict; www.floweraddict.com
You may have seen our sister site Honeycombers rave about Charlotte Puxley, who’s brought her signature boho bunches from London to Tiong Bahru – ahem, she was part of the team that created Kate Moss’ wedding bouquet! Think English countryside meets the tropics: large blooms, lots of colour, lush foliage and wild beauty. Drop into her Tiong Bahru studio and you’re also likely to walk out with the loveliest vase you’ve seen from her little collection. And check out her video tutorial on HoneyBrides to see her whip up a beautiful bohemian English-style bouquet. Can’t get enough of her bouquets? Sign up for a brand new subscription service and look forward to fresh flowers as often as you want (erm, every week please…).
Charlotte Puxley, 79 Chay Yan Street #01-02, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 160079; www.charlottepuxleyflowers.com
A Better Florist
These guys live up to their name: order a gorgeous bunch online, and they’ll deliver for free in 90 minutes! (That means there’s really no excuse for forgetting the flowers.) The menu is short and sweet, with some showstoppers for Mother’s Day – and if flowers really, really aren’t your thing, you can send a box of succulents or a bouquet of macaroons. We’ll love that too. Use Promo Code MOM18 to get $10 off your next order.
A Better Florist; www.abetterflorist.com
The folks behind Mirage Flowers really know their stuff – just take a peek at their portfolio on their website and you’ll see why. Not only are their arrangements pretty dreamy, these guys are pros at transforming any venue into a gorgeous floral wonderland. Book her for your little princess’s fairytale birthday bash or your wedding anniversary? Delivery is from $20!
Mirage Flowers, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594; www.mirageflowers.com.sg
Cotton & Sage
We discovered this lovely bunch at the Open Farm Community Social Market and were won over by the rustic vibe and perfect mini posies: this is a loose, natural look we just love. Want to make someone happy? Send an arrangement of bold, bright blooms: this bunch pictured above will smell divine too. Email the crew at email@example.com to order!
Cotton & Sage, www.cottonandsage.sg
Pretty as a picture, we love the blooms from here. They’re interesting combinations of flowers used to make silky wraps, hand-tied bouquets, and baskets never fail to wow. Shop online, or you can also learn a few tricks at their workshops and professional classes.
Floral Magic, 334 King George’s Avenue, Singapore 208571; www.floralmagic.com.sg
We love everything about this cafe and florist (also pictured at top), just a stone’s throw away from our office on Telok Ayer St with a jungalow vibe (think rattan sofas, a wall of monstera leaves and palm-print wallpaper) and cakes to die for. But back to the flowers: you’ll find Shop Wonderland’s florists at a pop-up on the pavement if it’s your lucky day, or head upstairs to their workshop. Choose from beautiful blooms, tropical greens and the occasional native Australian beauties: you can put together a pretty bunch for under $20 (we’re making this our new weekly treat). Look out for the lunchtime floristry jams sessions! Or make Mother’s Day extra special with a Singing Telegram? Make your bouquet order before 6 May and enjoy free delivery!
Shop Wonderland, 134 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068600; www.shop-wonderland.com
Twig and Twine
If you really want to amaze and impress, turn up with one of Twig and Twine’s bespoke floral arrangements for your special lady. Made with love to represent love, these bouquets will brighten your house (and your day) with the freshest cuts of the season! This is the ultimate metaphor for everlasting love – there, we just gave you the greatest pickup line ever, don’t waste it!
Twig and Twine, www.twigandtwine.wixsite.com/twigandtwine
Far East Flora
Whether you’re getting a single stalk or grandeur de rose, you can get them all from Far East Flora (even trad options like lilies and roses). These big boys also ship internationally!
Far East Flora, 565 Thomson Road, Singapore 298184 (located within Goodwood Florist); www.fareastflora.com
Sing See Soon
For something big like a wedding or corporate event, these guys are the experts. Five generations of industry experience are brought to bear in sculptural and themed arrangements. Having been established for 90 years, they do regular work for Hilton and Marina Bay Sands. Check out their Colours & Bloom app where you can experiment with different looks.
Sing See Soon, 32 Punggol East, #01-01 to #01-06, Singapore 828824; www.singseesoon.com
Poppy Flora Studio
Who ever said floral arrangements have to be girly? We love these wild, vintage-inspired bouquets (not a baby’s breath in sight). Creative director Sarah has an innate skill in creating bouquets that impress – it’s what makes her one of Singapore’s leading floral designers. Keep an eye out for the workshops at the studio’s Flower School.
Poppy Flora Studio, #01-03, 3 Park Lane Seletar, The Summerhouse, Singapore 798387; www.poppy.com.sg
Fill in a simple two-minute order form on Triceratops’ website and enjoy a personalised bouquet delivered straight to your doorstep. Easy, huh husband? And if you’re keen to pick up a new skill, learn the art of flower arrangement from master stylist and founder, Ching herself. Book a workshop with the gals to pick up the hottest tips and wow the family with your own floral displays.
Triceratops, 2 Kallang Avenue, #07-10, Singapore 339407; triceratops.com.sg
Simply Flowers has four outlets and a wide selection of floral arrangements, they’re our go-to guys for quality blooms that won’t cost the earth, and the Mother’s Day arrangements are pretty sweet: choose from posies in a teacup, a bouquet presented with a floral teapot and a colourful bunch created for a foodie mum (with gourmet sauces by Shermay Lee!). Simply Flowers also handles flower arrangements and venue decoration services for special events.
Simply Flowers, Pickering Street, 313 @ Somerset, JEM and Parkway Parade; www.simplyflowers.com.sg
Floral Garage has no shortage of passion which is pretty apt when it comes to flowers. These team of hobbyists-turned-professionals will rustle up the bouquet of your dreams – whether traditional, modern, rustic (or a bouquet of veg) – without busting a hole in your wallet, and with same day delivery, it’s a steal! For a total floral surprise, opt for the freestyle bouquets. Just pick a colour, a style, fill in the age and occasion and off you go! We have to admit, we’re tickled by the option “I don’t know”, the perfect three-second solution to an otherwise challenging decision. Quote MD2018 for 10% off orders between 10-13th May 2018.
Floral Garage, 756 Upper Serangoon Road #03-34, Singapore 534626, floralgaragesg.com
24 Hrs City Florist
Who’d have thunk it: if you’re faced with an emergency and NEED flowers, 24 Hrs City Florist is your go-to. Their retail outlet is open for 21 hours daily but they make deliveries round the clock and can pull off same-day delivery. Choose your petals by occasion and category, or simply handpick the flowers you want. Free delivery during office hours (9am-6pm)!
24 Hrs City Florist, 161 Lavender Street, #01-05, Singapore 338750; www.24hrscityflorist.com
For traditionalists, pop your head in at Roses Only where beautiful blooms are classy and stylish. This Aussie brand found its way to our shores in 2013 and whips up the finest roses for all occasions. Guaranteed to impress!
Roses Only, 565 Thomson Road, Singapore 298184; www.rosesonly.com.sg
Tiong Bahru Wet Market
If you want some inexpensive blooms, you can’t go wrong with Tiong Bahru Wet Market. They don’t have a huge variety but they last well and a great way to practice your skills if you’ve tried a floral arranging workshop. We love the ginger flowers!
Tiong Bahru Wet Market, 30 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168898
Photography (top image): courtesy of Flower Addict
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