Live from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Flowers for Everyone Senior Florist Extroadinaire Jeff Smith live from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

Flowers for Everyone’s Senior Florist Jeff Smith is one lucky man and the envy of many of our florist crew at the moment, jetting off to London for a stint at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Here is a little bit about the wonderful Jeff, his experience of the Show, and a few snaps to tantalise any flower lovers tastebuds!

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About Jeff Smith

Number of years working as a florist: Over 16 years

How would you describe your style?: Structured 

Is this your first time to the Chelsea Flower Show?: Yes…. it’s every florist’s dream (the biggest flower display!). 

Why did you decide to go to the Show?: I’m on a study tour with 11 students from Sydney TAFE (Jeff is a teacher there). The class got to assist Joseph Massie on his large display.

Check out the ‘before and after’ pics below:


What was your personal highlight/experience at the show?: Working with the amazing Joseph Massie (UK top designer). Also seeing plant material we don’t get to see in Australia. 

How many days would you recommend for visiting the show?: One day, but a full day. (Tickets are about £100 each)

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Here are some more pictorial highlights from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Enjoy!   

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Chelsea Flower ShowChelsea Flower Show 3Win a Copy of ‘A Year in Flowers’ Book by UK stylist and florist to the royal family, Shane Connolly (RRP $80). Enter our survey now to go into the draw.

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Hot Special on Winter Orchids!

We couldn’t help it. The Cymbidium orchids. They were just too good to walk past. So lush. So, so pretty, so crazy perfect. Suddenly we found the Flowers for Everyone van filled to the roof with their pretty little stems. The honest truth? We just can’t get enough of these beauties since they came into season.

Anyway, we thought we may as well share the orchid love. Have ourselves a hot sale on these delectable winter orchids. Our advice is to get in quick while stocks last!

The Single Stem Stunner

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One perfect Cymbidium orchid stem in a cylandrical glass vase lined with a fabulous tropical leaf. Mmm,mmmm. This darling number is currently on sale for only $66 (usually $76). Plus if you are a Flowers for Everyone member, you receive a further 10% off at checkout (it’s easy to join our Flowers Fan Club, just sign up here).

Available in pretty pink, perfect white and luscious lime. So sublime. Order here now.

The Lush Bouquet of Orchids

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Take the vase out of the equation and you have a gorgeous bouquet of long lasting Cymbidium orchids in a delectable array of colour combinations, including pink and white, pink and lime, burgundy and pink, and more! Artfully arranged by our talented florist team using glossy magnolia foliage, tropical leaves and lichen-covered sticks, this lovely lady comes in two and three stem bouquets, or in three and four stem vase arrangements.

Our two stem bouquet option starts at only $66 (was $89!). Check it out here.

The Vase of Orchid Blooms

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Take a tall cylinder vase and wind tortured willow stems inside. Add two or three chunky Cymbidium orchids in pink, white or lime, and voila, you have an elegant and modern vase arrangement perfect for any occasion. And the best part is, they are on sale. And you can re-use this fabulous glass vase in the future too!

Starting from only $99 for a two stem vase arrangement (a $20 saving!). Click here to order.

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The Floral Works of Artist Sarah Gabriel

As florists we draw inspiration for floral design from many sources, art being one of them. Australian artist Sarah Gabriel’s drawings capture the ‘energy’ and ‘spirit’ of her environment in the country, through her distinctive line work and use of pigmented inks.

Sarah’s original works on paper are created from her regionally based working studio in Lauriston, Central Victoria and are distributed to nominated galleries, both interstate and overseas. Sarah prints and hand colours limited edition drypoint etchings and opens her studio for small group workshops in drawing and printmaking.

Here is a glimpse of some of her fabulous works on paper….

Win a Sarah Gabriel-inspired floral arrangement from Flowers for Everyone!

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Scroll right down to the very bottom of this article where there is a ‘Comments’ box under ‘Leave a Reply’. Type in the name of your favourite flower into the comments box and press the submit button.

Please note this prize is only for delivery in the Sydney metro. Winner will be notified and the prize draw announced on Friday 22 January 2016 via social media.

Sarah Gabriel’s gallery and shop, can be found on Piper Street in Kyneton, Victoria, just over one hour’s drive north east of Melbourne. She also runs small group workshops throughout the year from her private studio. More information about Sarah can be found here.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarcely see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake

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Our 2015 SPROUT Spring Flowers Online

Sweet peas and daffodils, tulips and blossom. Roses and lilies and lilac delphinium. These-are a few-of my fav-our-ite things!

Spring has sprung and with a change in season comes a change of bouquet style and flowers for our florist team to play with. Take a look at some of our favourite new designs and products featured in the Flowers for Eveyrone 2015 ‘Sprout’ collection of spring flowers online!

Pink Lily Queen – $130.00

A tall cylindrical glass vase filled with a fresh pink and green bouquet of fragrant oriental lilies, roses and long lasting alstoemeria (‘Peruvian lilies’). Finished with lush fern fronds and vibernum foliage, this pretty flower arrangement is perfect for birthday and ‘thinking of you’ gifts. Order these gorgeous flowers here.

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Fragrant Spring Posy – $66.00

The essence of spring – this pretty little spring posy features dainty sweet peas, exquisitely scented jonquils and pink hyacinth, mixed with a combination of fresh green foliage and silvery dusty millar leaves. Send these divine flowers here.

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Sweet Violet – $88.00

Our posy vase of violet, mauve and purple blooms features gorgeous roses with long lasting alstroemeria lilies and frilly carnations. Accented with fresh greenery and dainty vibernum flowers, this darling spring flower arrangement is ideal for any occasion, including birthdays, celebrating the birth of a new baby, a special thank-you or a get well soon. Order these pretty flowers online here.

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Dainty Moth Orchid – $132.00

These delicate orchid plants with moth-shaped blooms come in a variety of gorgeous colours, including lemon, pink, white and purple. Beautifully displayed in a crisp white ceramic pot with fresh green moss, these long lasting plants are perfect for indoors and make ideal gifts for any occasion. Order our phalaenopsis orchid plants online here.

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Little Miss Rosy – $89.50

A popular choice for spring, this vase of girly pink roses, geberas daisies and lisianthus is beautifully arranged with silvery dusty millar leaves and fresh greenery. A fabulous newborn baby girl gift idea, a get well soon, birthday or thank-you present. Order our Little Miss Rosy here.

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And if these don’t quite tickle your spring fancy, then why not leave it up to the experts to get creative with the most beautiful blooms that happen to be in the market on the day of your order? Our mystery spring posies and bouquets online gives free reign to our designers to incorporate the most divine spring flowers and colours that peep their little heads out on market day.



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Visiting Tulip Farms in Holland

It may not an obvious ‘must do’ on every Australian’s bucket list, but even if you are not a mad flower enthusiast it is hard to dismiss a visit to the beautiful tulip fields and gardens when visiting Holland. But to appreciate the tulips  in all their flowering glory, it is all in the timing.

Beautiful Dutch Tulips – When to Visit?

From mid-March to the end of May, tulips transform large parts of Holland into a colorful patchwork that ignites a passion for photography you may not have realised you had.

However, to witness tulips in bloom in their peak season, it is recommended to time your visit for mid to late April. This is when tulips are usually prolifically blossoming.

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If this timing doesn’t fit your travel itinerary, then it is not the end of the world! Bulb flowering beauties other than tulips also grow extremely well in Holland. The end of March is when the crocus season starts. The daffodils and early and small tulips are next, from the beginning of April. From mid-April the daffodils and the hyacinths bloom.

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Where to Go?

The best-known bulb fields are located behind the North Sea dunes, between the cities of Leiden and Den Helder. Other bulb fields, just as lovely, are situated near Enkhuizen (Bovenkarspel, Andijk) and in the province of Flevoland (Noordoost Polder, Oostelijk Flevoland). Walking, cycling and car routes are available from the local tourist information offices in the bulb field regions.

Keukenhof in Lisse is covered by over 7000 bulbs in the spring and is one of the best places to get a good look at many different varieties of tulip, and go a bit snap-happy.

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At the end of the day, all you really need to do is take the train or bike through the countryside to see the tulips growing and blooming in field after field.


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Buy Mothers Day Flowers For A Chance to Win Great Prizes!

Have you planned anything special for Mothers Day this year? Buy Mothers Day flowers for mum and automatically go into the draw to win one of two fabulous  prizes! Order beautiful flowers and gifts for Sydney Mother’s Day delivery from our Mother Nuture 2015 Collection here.


We have two fabulous tickets to an evening show of Les Miserables on Saturday 23 May at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Prize value $400! This prize is fully transferable but must be used on Saturday 23 May 2015 as per the ticket booking.

Les Miserables

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Take mum and three friends or family along to the famous `Tea Rooms’ in Sydney’s QVB for a delicious champagne high tea for four people valued at $260. The prize is fully transferable and valid for use for up to 12 months.


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Prize Conditions: Only orders from our Mothers Day 2015 Collection for Sydney metro flower delivery will be entered into the prize draw. The prizes will be drawn by Flowers for Everyone head office staff and announced on Friday 8th May by 12pm, winners notified by email/phone and mentioned on Facebook by 2pm. Prizes are fully transferable, however Les Miserables tickets are for the specified date/time only.


Spring Floral Collection 2014

Spring has well and truly arrived in flowers (if not with the weather!) and our Budburst Fresh Spring Floral Collection has officially launched online and in-store.

Featuring year-round favourites such as lilies, gerbera daisies, roses and orchids, combined with springtime classics including perfumed stock, tulips, ranunculus and native blushing brides, our spring floral collection is bellissimo!

And with a variety of price points ranging from $55 to $110, we are confident there is a floral design to suit everyone’s tastes and budget….check out our new blooms below.


Spring Cream Sympathy Flower Arrangement gerbera-bouquet


La Vie en Rose     Queen Anne's Lace and Orchids

South of Provence Bouquet     Mixed colour rose bouquet


A Good Vintage Flower Arrangement     native to spring flower arrangement

the harvester hamper fruit and wine      the harvester hamper fruit and wine


phalaenopsis orchid plant gift   phalaenopsis orchid plant

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A Spring Symphony Bouquet     spring symphony of flowers

flowers for everyone app logoAs late spring bloomers and flushes of flowers from local farms arrive into our studios, we’ll be adding them to our seasonal spring collection and Sydney Specials  page. Keep an eye out for sweet posies and bouquets of beautiful daffodils, sweet peas, freesia, jonquils and blossom!

Have you downloaded the Flowers for Everyone app on iTunes? Order your flowers anytime, anywhere on your mobile or tablet with our flowers app!