There are three significant Bs that have become synonymous with marking a special occasion: balloons, bubbly, and bouquets. The best flower shops in Manila can make beautiful floral arrangements depending on the event—bridal bouquets for weddings, potted plants for housewarming parties, or unique wreaths during the holidays.
Mother's Day is coming up, which is another reason for you to start contacting trustworthy florists in the city. But for whatever the occasion, these floral ateliers are known for creating the most breathtaking floral designs in town.
1. Spruce Floral Designs
If it's the classics you fancy, Spruce Floral Designs can whip up a crisp presentation of romantic red roses, giant orchids, or a grouping of exotic snapdragons, tulips, sweet peas, and Austin roses that manage to look delicate. Its creations never cease to hold back on the grandeur and the florists provide everything from event styling to single purchases of bouquets.
Unit 1503B East Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig, 519.2937.
2. Fiori di Marghi Floralscapes
What makes Fiori di Marghi so great is that it never scrimps on its arrangements, which are always packed and brimming with color. Fiori di Marghi also always manages to incorporate earthy elements like mango leaves, green berries, and various succulents to balance out the brights with a rich verdant touch. Ordering from Margarita Fores' floral establishment has gotten a lot easier in recent months, as one can now order online or pay a visit to its new pop-up shop at Power Plant Mall.
Fiori di Marghi, The Commissary @ Whitespace, 2314 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati, 729.0030 loc. 101, 0917.513.8945. G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center.
For arrangements that require larger and harder to find species, Mabolo's shipments come on a weekly or monthly basis. In this case, its stock doesn't remain stagnant so there's always something new to see and pick up each visit. The popular decor shop whips up breathtaking arrangements for tabletop centerpieces while also offering stylish gifts, home accessories that pair well with the arrangements, and landscaping services.
Mabolo, Jannov Plaza, 2295 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati, 893.6912.
Through this breezy emporium of fashion and home accessories, fresh floral arrangements and wreaths mixed with fruits and berries for the holidays and beyond await you. Town&Country cover girl Maria Parsons, daughter of floral designer Toni Parsons, takes charge of the floral design studio that magically puts together lovely flower arrangements in specifically crafted vessels that complement the home. While waiting for orders, customers can enjoy a cup of coffee at the boutique's cafe.
Lanai, The Alley, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Pasong Tamo Extension, 0917.620.2906.
5. Rustan's Flower Shop
Rustan's has been a go-to place for lovely floral arrangements for decades. Its locations are convenient and service is quick. While it has the usual bouquets for special occasions, it has also introduced fresh wreaths made from unusual foliage that are striking and dramatic. One can always count on Rustanâs to come up with timeless bouquets for every event.
Rustan's Flower Shop, The Marketplace at Rustan's, Power Plant Mall, Lopez Drive, Makati, 897.8053; Rustan's Alabang, Muntinlupa, 772.1015; UG St. Lukeâs Medical Center, 32nd Avenue, corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
6. Akong Gugma
The creative minds behind this flower shop want to redefine the concepts of beauty. An Akong Gugma creation brings all the grittiness of the countryside to its designs. Unconventional materials such as seeds and buds add an edgy personality to some of its bouquets, which are simply presented in Japanese wrapping paper. Some bouquets and centerpieces fall on the moody side but nonetheless bring a refreshing aspect to floral arrangements.
7. Ca Va
This relatively new floral atelier does not solely focus on arranging blooms, but is also partly a creperie. The boutique situated by the entrance of the Podium Mall is a brightly lit space that also makes a mean brunch meal. Aerial plants hang above diners, while potted orchids and wreaths line the steps that lead to an upper floor. A collection of rustic bouquets, succulents in quirky vases, and flowering plants are all readily available for purchase.
G/F Podium Mall, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center 281.6091
8. Te Amo Floristeria
For bright and feminine floral designs, Te Amo is the place to visit. Those in want of a fresh new gimmick can opt for a box of preserved blooms or peculiar-colored roses housed in glass domes, which fortunately won't wilt after a few days.
Ground Floor, Active Fun Building, 28th Avenue Corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, 886.6888, teamoflowers.com
Bouquets are typically associated with blooms but Tarragon has introduced arrangements and centerpieces that instead use organically grown herbs. These arrangements are not only lovely to look at, but also very practical as some of these herbs and shrubs such as oregano, tarragon, and basil, can instantly be used for food preparation and garnishing. Some of the greens come with edible flowers and are even presented in mason jars or glass teapots to save the recipient the hassle of transferring the plants to another vessel.
For orders, message @tarragon_ph on Instagram.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountry.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.