One of my favourite weekend rituals is visiting a flower market for some dreamy blooms. I love having colourful floral accents around my home, which provide me with inspiration throughout the week. Luckily I happen to be surrounded by many great local places to choose from. Needless to say my home resembles a florist at times but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Here are my favourite spots to grab a bunch (or several) of blooms.
Saturdays (8am – 1pm)
Carriageworks - 245 Wislon Street, Eveleigh
Most Saturday mornings are spent strolling down to this farmer’s market to peruse through the amazing array of fresh produce on offer. This market has two flower stalls, which both sell beautiful seasonal varieties of flowers straight from the farm. The earlier you get there the better (by 10:30am) in order to have to the best pick of what’s on offer.
The Grounds Florals by Silva
The Grounds of Alexandria – Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
Hands down the most beautiful floral space in Sydney in my books. This florist, which is part of one of my favourite cafes The Grounds of Alexandria truly is a visual wonderland. There are some really interesting varieties (such as the signature rainbow roses) on offer however be prepared to pay more than farmer’s market prices. The quality is absolutely superb though. Particularly during peony season – my all time favourite time of year.
King Street, Newtown
Doctor Earth and The Flower Man
Along King Street in Newtown there a quite a few places to buy blooms but Doctor Earth and The Flower Man stand head and shoulders above the rest. My next go to option whenever I opt for an extra lazy Saturday morning and don’t make the farmer’s market in time. From experience the flowers are the freshest on Saturdays, however if you are around on Friday mornings you might just score yourself a sweet bunch at Doctor Earth for a mere five bucks.