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Special occasion? Here are 6 blooming marvellous florists in the North East

Whether you’re wanting to brighten up someone's day, pass on your congratulations or just fancy treating yourself, flowers are always the first thing we reach for when there’s a special occasion. Here are our favourite florists near you...

Written by High Life North
Published 27.05.2022



Unit 3, The Pattern Shop, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2HL

We’re not sure about you, but every time we’re gifted a beautiful bouquet of flowers, we wish that they’d last forever. But we’ve found the answer to our prayers – dried flowers! They’re everlasting, they make any home look fresh as a daisy, and if you suffer from hay fever then dried flower bouquets are a perfect way to bring the outside indoors, without having to suffer those pesky itching eyes and constant sneezing.

Whether you want to get the Japandi interior trend in your home, you’re dreaming of a wedding bouquet with a difference, or you just want to make someone’s day extra special, Muscari’s selection of beautiful boho bouquets are all handmade with pampas grass, palms and dried florals that are styled to perfection.




Blossom + Ash

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From birthday parties, weddings to corporate events, we can guarantee that Blossom + Ash will make any occasion that extra bit special. The floral design studio works closely with you to create bespoke designs, helping you to perfectly capture your life’s most precious moments. With a wild, romantic style, Blossom + Ash use the best, local and seasonally available florals for each unique masterpiece they produce.

At the root of this florist lies the mission to create floral masterpieces that reflect your style and bring your vison to life. Using texture, scent and colour, Blossom + Ash will take your event to the next level with their showstopping florals, helping to create treasured memories through flowers.




Circe Flower Co.

24 Hill Street, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AA

There’s no better feeling than receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers from a loved one (or yourself). And Circe is a blooming gorgeous artisan florist and plant shop in Corbridge, whose natural, wild and rule-breaking style of floristry will help to brighten up anyone’s day and make any type of wedding celebration even more romantic.

Plus, Circe Flower Co. runs workshops in their store, with all refreshments, delicious treats and a glass of fizz included. So, whether you fancy trying your hand at flowering arranging or you find it therapeutic to plant flowers into a window box, there are plenty of flower arranging workshops to choose from that are proven to help with your mental health.




Appleforth Avenue

17 Appleforth Avenue, Sunderland SR2 9SL

Appleforth Avenue is the North East’s local florist, providing fresh and dried flowers and hand-tied bouquets through deliveries and collections. Appleforth are a little different to traditional florists, in that they celebrate the playfulness, colour and eccentricity of flowers through their bouquets and arrangements.

As well as offering sensational fresh and dried flower bouquets through deliveries across the whole of the North East, Appleforth Avenue is also on a mission to use its petals to promote positivity. Lauren offers workshops to combine floristry with wellness, so you can learn about flowers and their benefits as well as taking some time away from the busy everyday to create something happy and bright for your home.




Butterflies and Blooms

103 Coatsworth Road, Bensham, Gateshead NE8 1SQ

With over 18 years of experience in floristry, as soon as you walk through the door at Butterflies and Blooms, you’re greeted by their friendly and welcoming team who stock the perfect fresh flowers. Whether it be for a wedding, birthday or anniversary, here you can buy bouquets for every occasion to suit every style and budget.


Elm Ridge Florist

Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, County Durham DL3 8DH

Make someone’s day with flowers from Elm Ridge. This long-established quality florist specialises in modern and traditional floristry. From weddings and funeral flowers to flowers for your home, Elmridge have it all – including balloons, chocolates and glass and ceramic vases to compliment your choice of bouquet.

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