When it comes to scrolling through my Instagram feed, nothing makes me happier than pictures of bright, beautiful, whimsy blooms... I can’t get enough of them, peonies, hydrangeas, natives, poppies, the more the merrier. So we thought we’d round up our favourite Australian florists to follow on Instagram. They’re from all corners of Australia and all have an extraordinary knack for putting together pretty petals that are guaranteed to make you swoon!
SASKIA HAVEKES OF GRANDIFLORA
Saskia is considered to be the Doyenne of Australian floristry and the grandiflora Instagram account is testament to this. It is full of the jaw dropping, awe inspiring images of blooms, posies and the large scale floral installations that Saskia Havekes is most famous for. Follow Grandiflora for glimpses into the world of fashion + florals and for an insight into her creative works including flowers suspended in ice, or coated in wax…you wont be disappointed when her images come up in your feed we promise!!
SEAN COOK OF MR COOK
For 20 years Sean Cook has created intriguing, organic and outstandingly beautiful floral work from his bursting with flowers at the seams studio in Sydney. The Mr Cook Instagram feed is a floral filled wonderland of colour and magic that will keep you scrolling for hours, don’t take our word for it, start following him now!
JEANIE MAY OF MAGGIE MAY
One of the best boutique florists in Sydney, Maggie May creates beautiful bouquets for the lucky people of Bondi and beyond. The Maggie May feed is filled to the brim with the most decadent and majestic floral arrangements Jeanie creates for her lucky wedding couples. The snaps of her bountiful, gorgeous creations with their jewel toned petals are sure to have you smiling each and every time.
The happy, smiley Katie Marx of Katie Marx Flowers is best known for her Instagram filled to the brim with images of big, beautiful bunches of hand foraged blooms that will put your heart in an instant flutter. With such a unique aesthetic and the most phenomenal eye for design it's not hard to see why she has almost 40k followers.
PHIL VAN HUYNH OF A FLORAL FRENZY
Phil, is an assistant to Melbourne floral artist/entrepreneur Joost Bakker. This GP turned rockstar florist has an Instagram filled with an avalanche of spectacularly shot flowers and it is sure to leave you with a healthy dose of flower-market envy daily.
SIMONE GOOCH OF FJURA
One of Sydney’s most loved floral artists, Gooch has worked for brands such as VOGUE, Christian Louboutin and Chanel and her whimsical Instagram account is a flower lover’s heaven. Whether she’s focusing on a single blossom or creating a ceiling installation of blooms and foliage, Gooch lets the flower’s natural form guide her and her feed is a reflection of her love for often a single bloom. It's a follow must!!
LISA COOPER OF DOCTOR COOPER STUDIOS
These extraordinary flowers will blow you away. Sydney-based Lisa Cooper of Doctor Cooper Studio is one of Australia’s most talented artists and florists. With a doctorate of philosophy in fine art under her belt, Cooper has since worked with such clients as Tiffany & Co. and The Australian Ballet. You’ll get lost in her feed, which features images of her dramatic blooms that almost look like paintings. Her use of contrasting colour and texture is seriously exquisite…she will have you scrolling for hours.
KIERAN BIRCHALL OF MY FLOWER MAN
Kieran, founder of the flower man delivery service, is a real estate agent Monday through to Friday. But come week’s end, Kieran Birchall turns his untrained eye to native blooms, with beguiling results. Having coined the term “street flowers” to describe his floral style, that is exactly what you get from his Instagram account, flowers that have a rugged look to them, they’re not perfect, and he knows they don’t have to be because they are some of the most astoundingly magnificent, raw and simply beautiful florals! It’s perhaps the simplicity of his arrangements, not too far removed from the trees growing untamed in our own gardens, that makes them so appealing. Follow him for quirky photography and out of the box styling ideas for native Australian flora.