There really is nothing more civilised than having a vase of fresh flowers in the house. Not only do they perk up your living space, but they impart a lovely aroma and can even have benefits for your sleep. If you’re looking to add some special floral arrangements to your home, you’re better off skipping the supermarkets and chatting to one of these niche florists instead.
Petal & Post
Owned and run by Kim du Plessis, a part time town planner who learned about her passion for floristry while living in Australia, Petal & Post sources the freshest and highest quality flowers in Cape Town. Along with their flower subscription service, they offer a posy of the day, which can be ordered up until 12h30 (unless they sell out before!), whereafter they will be delivered in the afternoon.
The Holloway Shop
Storm Ross is the creative green-thumb behind this cool floral brand, where she simply puts together some of the quirkiest and most fun arrangements around. You can get in on the action too, and The Holloway Shop will deliver on set days, so you can have fresh flowers every week.
Okasie was founded by Chris Willemse and Dané Erwee in 1999 and are known for their trendsetting influence in South Africa’s creative circles. The Okasie brand comprises of a wide range of floral related goods such as online floral retail, decor and flowers for weddings and corporate events, furniture hire, creative installations and product design. They are based in Stellenbosch but they service all of Cape Town.
Lush almost needs no introduction, they’ve been around for years and are an iconic part of Kloof Nek in Cape Town. While they don’t necessarily offer any subscription delivery services, if you’re looking for an expert conversation and a gorgeous bunch of flowers, Lush won’t disappoint.
The Flower Child (JHB)
Started by Gaby de Ujfalussy and her sister, The Flower Child services the florally-inclined folk in Jozi. She sources only the best seasonal and local blooms and offers delivery on either weekly, bi-monthly or monthly.