Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you know the drill: you’re going to have to buy your mum some flowers. It’s best not to wait until the last minute to do so, however, as Hong Kong’s top florists find their service in high demand at this time of year. Save yourself the stress (and make sure she gets flowers she’ll love) by getting your order sorted sooner than later. For the best Mother’s Day florists in town, look to these six top flower shops.
Ellermann has been purveying exquisite blooms and curating luxury event designs in Hong Kong since 2011. Aside from selling bouquets at its famed Landmark boutique, it also offers regular flower workshops at its atelier in Wong Chuk Hang — the next one coming up is a collaborative event between Elephant Grounds and Ellermann on 30 April. For Mother’s Day, you can choose from three specially designed bouquets (from HK$1,800) that feature blooms that bring peace and calm whilst symbolising thoughtfulness and unconditional love. Want to treat mum to even more? You can also choose from two limited-edition gift sets, featuring a bouquet and a bottle of perfume from Penhaligon’s (from HK$3,200).
Ellermann, Shop 109, 1/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2291 0388
Opened in 1994, Flannel Flowers was one of Hong Kong’s first luxury bespoke florists. With creations typically named after master artists such as Rothko and O’Keefe, you can expect bouquets and arrangements that are like living art. You can order tailor-made arrangements according to your preferences, but we’d recommend splurging on the seasonal bouquets that feature unconventional blooms — no run-of-the-mill rose bouquets here.
Bouquets from HK$1,000 at Flannel Flowers, Shop 1040B, 1/F, ifc Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2234 7002
Bydeau is the place to shop if you’re looking for blooms that come wrapped in a chic, minimalistic style, or if you’re searching for a flower subscription to keep your home looking fresh 24/7. The shop offers handheld bouquet and vase options, or bespoke designs depending on your needs. What’s more, they strive to be an eco-friendly operation by ordering only flowers that are in season, and only what’s needed to make sure there’s no waste. For Mother’s Day, they’re introducing the Diana (HK$1,000): an arrangement of tiger lilies and hypericum berries in an artisan-made ceramic vase — less hassle for mum when she receives her gift. Orders get same-day delivery for free if ordered before noon (except for Southside and Kowloon).
Bouquets from HK$500 at Bydeau, 4/F, 53 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 5525 0037; visits by appointment only
If you’re looking for dramatic, regal event design, or a sweeping, one-of-a-kind bouquet, you can count on Solomon Bloemen, headed by award-winning celebrity florist Dr. Solomon Leong. Everything at Solomon Bloemen is tailor-made, and judging from Dr. Leong’s long list of awards and credentials, if you want an arrangement that will make jaws drop, he’s the man to hunt down. For anyone who’s curious and learn more about the world of flowers, Leong also personally teaches a flower school with seasonal courses.
Bouquets from HK$1,800 at Solomon Bloemen, 6D & 6H, Winner Building, 27-39 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2521 1798
For something unconventional and so very Hong Kong, we adore the ingenuity of Bloombox — an online store selling flower boxes using dimsum baskets. This season, hot items include the Shanghai Dream (HK$700), which features an orchid summer mix in a gold basket; and the Golden Girl (HK$650), filled with pink carnations set in gold. Same day delivery is available to addresses on Hong Kong Island; anywhere else will incur a small cost. If you love Bloomboxes so much that you’d always want one at home, a fresh flower subscription service is available starting from HK$2,500.
French label Agnès B. may be loved by Hongkongers for its minimalistic city-chic apparel and leather goods, but its floral department will transport you straight to the rustic beauty of the French countryside (surprisingly, b. Fleuriste is only available in Hong Kong). Evoking the relaxing, natural surroundings of Provence from the store interior to its floral offerings, b. Fleuriste allows you to choose from the brand’s signature bouquets and baskets, as well as romantic flower boxes and pots perfect for any occasion. They also offers flower designs for grand opening celebrations, and are a popular choice for wedding flower designs as well.
Small floral gifts from HK$680 at b. Fleuriste, G/F, Chung Shan House, 8 & 10 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2563 9191