The results are in. The 2021 Denizen Everyday Heroes saw over 12,000 votes cast in support of local businesses, with the aim of shining a light on the people and places whose services we rely upon. It’s been an incredibly tough time for local florists and flower growers, as they were unable to trade during level 4 lockdown due to government-mandated restrictions. This resulted in thousands of flowers having to be thrown away as they were ready to be picked with no one to purchase them. There are many talented florists in Auckland who are now operating again at level 3, offering any style of bouquet or arrangement to suit your need — from beautifully classic to artfully bohemian — all covered within the list of brilliant bloom artists below. It’s a great time to support them.
So without further ado, celebrate the best florists Auckland city has to offer, as voted by you.
MOST VOTED: Blush, Commercial Bay
Founded by Kelly Karam, who has been in the floristry business for over 20 years, Blush has become a household name for those in search of a luxurious bouquet or arrangement. The company imparts floral finesse to countless weddings and events, while also brightening up everyday occasions for customers from its retail store in Commercial Bay.
HONOURABLE MENTION: The Botanist, Newmarket
Known for their unconventional approach, the team at The Botanist is well versed in creating floral arrangements that are perfectly balanced between wild and polished. From corporate to weddings and individual clients, there is no occasion that doesn’t benefit from The Botanist’s impressive and unique aesthetic.
HONOURABLE MENTION: Flowers After Hours, Parnell
Established in 1990, Flowers After Hours draws inspiration from the worlds of fashion and design to inform its stunning floral creations. From their colourful Parnell store, this team of talented florists lend their hands to an array of blooming beauties with the same degree of utmost passion every time.
The rest of the best…
Rose Tinted Flowers, Ponsonby
Kensal Flower Studio, Kingsland
Greenpoint Florist, Grey Lynn
Brooklyn Flowers, Ponsonby
Flowers of Franklin, Ponsonby
Flower Van, Remuera
Isadia Floral, Auckland CBD
Cartier for Flowers, Newmarket
Vida Flores, Newmarket
Nina for Flowers, Ponsonby
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for Denizen Everyday Heroes. We will be rolling out the results in the coming weeks online and in our summer issue.