With many things in our lives worth celebrating, we find ourselves constantly having to select the best florists in Singapore for a show-stopping bouquet or a conversation-starting table piece. There are arguably many talented and popular florists available, and it would be quite impossible to list all of them here, so we had to settle for 5 of the top-rated florists in Singapore.
Imagine receiving a single yellow carnation stalk from someone and being thrilled at the “kind gesture” or the “sweet thought”, not realising that the sender intended to relay a sense of disdain towards you. You would, however, be fully aware of this if you had lived during the 1800s where almost every household in England had a sort of encyclopedia detailing flower symbolism. Receiving or sending flowers to others was one of the many methods in delivering messages then. Today, these beautiful gifts of nature are mostly reserved for special occasions with the exception of flower-enthusiasts who have fresh cuts delivered to them every week.
Possibly one of the most elaborate of florists among our 5 options, Floral Garage has thoughtfully positioned its “Freestyle” bouquet as its signature item, using only the day’s fresh flowers. All of its floral arrangements are themed according to a rustic look, a more traditional style, and a modern take on bouquets. It offers free delivery with no minimum purchase requirements except an additional $25 should you need your gift to be delivered at a specific time and date.
Perhaps owing to its large volume of orders, walk-in customers will only be entertained if they are there to collect a previously ordered item. Floral Garage does not sell bouquets in its store that are immediately available for sale. If you are looking for something fun to do with a friend or even by yourself, you may consider a flower arrangement workshop (at $25 per person, it comes as one of the cheapest around! All tools and flowers will be provided.) or a hand bouquet course at this florist. The course offers a 6 or 12-lesson package, depending on whether you’d like a more comprehensive learning experience. Each lesson is between 1 to 2 hours, and you’ll even earn yourself a certificate upon completion.
|8 New Industrial Road, LHK 3 Building, #06-01, 536200
A mainstay in the floral industry here, Windflower Florist has been around since 1997 and more than crafting beautiful bouquets for its customers, it also collaborates with commercial and luxury brands to create floral displays that provide sensory experiences. A quick browse through its website reveals the extremely pleasant-sounding and idyllic nature of its bouquet names such as Eternal Sunshine, Hopeful and Paradise. It even has a themed set of arrangements inspired by Disney princesses where the bouquet’s colour palette matches the princess’ colours. Think blue, white and gold for “The Stroke of Midnight” and yellow, white and gold for “Tale As Old As Time”.
Enjoy islandwide free flower delivery (except to Tuas, Penjuru, Jurong Island, military camps and Airline Road) with no minimum order required. Are you a corporate member with Windflower Florist? Enjoy a 10% discount! You’ll also soon notice that there are no wedding-specific bouquets on its website and this is because its sister brand, O’hara Weddings, covers that perfectly. Check out the brand new blog on this florist’s website where everything has been an interesting read for our team.
Flowers and Kisses
Expect only some of the best floral arrangements from Flowers and Kisses even though this is a brand owned and run by a male florist. Singapore is home to many florist companies that are owned by men too! With no physical store for you to browse the bouquets in person, this florist has taken great care in providing a simple yet engaging online experience on its website. The first thing it shouts about is its free same-day flower delivery as long as you place your order by 4pm (for it to be delivered on the same day).
For a brand that had only begun in 2017, Flowers and Kisses has already been featured on publications and websites online such as cardable.com, Weekender, ExpatChoice Asia and mothership.sg. Its reputation clearly has grown! You can find a blog on the website too where content revolves around care for plants as well as educational pieces about botany topics. The passion is intense and evident here!
|18 New Industrial Rd, #02-08/09, Singapore 536205
With 19 outlets across Singapore, this household brand is one of the most recognisable names in our local floral industry. The number of times xpressflower has saved us when we needed to look for bouquets or single stalks of flowers at the last minute will always be remembered. Interestingly, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Northpoint City’s branches are the biggest, so if you’d like a healthy variety to choose from, you may consider dropping by any one of these locations.
xpressflower is also possibly the only florist in Singapore to offer 24/7 delivery as long as you place your order anytime between 6am to midnight. Customisation of your bouquets is available, no matter the arrangement type (e.g. hand bouquets, table arrangements, bridal bouquet, baby hampers, etc.). Kindly note that the price range differs for each category so please ensure that you check the website first! If you’ve noticed a café in Paya Lebar named “knots”, it is actually run by xpressflower!
|160 Paya Lebar Road, #03-03/04 Orion@Paya Lebar, Singapore 409022
Online Florist Singapore
True to its name, this florist operates online only, accepting orders round-the-clock. It was first established as early as 1982, boasting itself as having one of the most extended heritage in Singapore. However, don’t be fooled by its age. Its website is as updated and beautiful as all the other florists we’ve mentioned above.
Similar to Flowers and Kisses, Online Florist Singapore also offers complimentary same-day delivery as long as you place your order before 12pm every day. Its self-professed specialisation in providing bouquets of fresh flowers as well as unique floral arrangements makes picking the most suitable florist easy. If you’re a corporate customer, you enjoy varying discounts depending on how much your company had spent on its flowers in the previous year.
Although open 24/7, it is recommended that you call their hotline if an urgent order needs to be placed after 10pm.
|665 Yishun Ave 4, Singapore 760665
List Of Flower Symbolisms
While most of us prefer to leave the arrangement and even picking of flower species to include in the bouquet or table piece to the experts, we don’t see any harm in showing you a thing or two about understanding what each flower represents. This way, you can personalise your bouquet or if it’s for a friend or your partner, you’ll know that the bouquet has become that much more meaningful when you can proudly explain what it signifies. Here’s a non-exhaustive list!
- Carnation (white or pink): Sweet and lovely or “I will never forget you”
- Carnation (yellow): Disdain
- Chamomile: Energy in adversity
- Chrysanthemum: Honesty
- Daffodil: New beginnings (perfect for congratulatory bouquets at graduations or at the start of a new job)
- Dahlia: Dignity and pomp
- Daisy: Innocence (perfect for little girls)
- Edelweiss: Courage and devotion
- Forget-Me-Not: It’s in the name!
- Hibiscus: Delicate beauty
- Honeysuckle: Devotion and strong bonds of love
- Hyssop: Sacrifice
- Iris: Royalty, wisdom and respect (most probably for its deep purple hue)
- Lavender: Devotion
- Lily-of-the-Valley: Purity, happiness, luck and humility
- Magnolia: Love of nature
- Morning Glory: Affection
- Myrtle: Good luck and love in marriage (you know what’s a must-have for wedding bouquets now!)
- Pansy: Thoughtfulness and remembrance (for those of us who will ever have to order a condolence wreath)
- Peony: Romance and marriage (another flower to add into a wedding bouquet! In the past, this beautiful bloom used to be associated with anger instead. We’re glad that has changed!)
- Purple Hyacinth: “Please forgive me” (we’re not saying all will be forgotten but it’s worth a shot)
- Red Poppy: Remembrance
- Rose (red): Love and desire
- Rosemary: Remembrance
- Sunflower: False riches (probably behind the story of Spanish explorers who first stumbled upon these flowers in the Americas and thought it was real gold!)
- Sweet pea: Pleasure
- Tulips (red): Love
- Violet: Loyalty, devotion and faithfulness
- White Jasmine: Sweet love (no surprises given its scent!)
- Yarrow: Love
We’re confident that you can now decide what flowers in particular you’d like to tell the florist to include. It could still be the usual bouquet of red roses for Valentine’s Day or a wedding anniversary, or perhaps now presenting some edelweiss for Mother’s Day to show that you recognise your mother’s courage and devotion in your upbringing. She’ll be impressed and most importantly, moved! We hope you’ll have fun picking out the next bouquet whether it will be for a birthday, graduation or some other celebration of a significant milestone!