Where to get the best blooms and bouquets in Istanbul

Where to get the best blooms and bouquets in Istanbul

Gizem Aydoğdu
February 08, 2017
  • Flower House | Photo by Elif Savari Kızıl
  • Flower House | Photo by Elif Savari Kızıl
  • Lisan-ı Ezhar
  • Flower House | Photo by Elif Savari Kızıl

Flowers are a graceful gift of nature, perfect for presenting to your loved one - especially on Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for romantic, unique floral arrangements, here are some of the best floral shops in town.

Ribbon Flowers & Design

One of the first comers to the gentrified neighborhood of Reşitpaşa, Ribbon Flowers & Design is the address for tasteful arrangements. Opened by Buse Üçer, the flower shop supplies boutique events, personal orders on special days, and holds workshops. Before flowers are delivered, they send you a photo to get your consent. You can also join workshops the shop holds for days like New Year’s Eve. If you are thinking of something for your mom for upcoming Mother’s Day, it is best to be quick, as Mother’s Day is even busier than Valentine’s Day. If you want to ensure delivery on time, place your order at least three days in advance. Kongre Caddesi No.15/A, Reşitpaşa; T: (0212) 323 00 42; www.ribbonflowers.com

Ceremony Flowers & Events

Passing down Bebek’s main street, it’s impossible to miss the eye-catching Ceremony display windows. This store is like an ode to flowers. İrem Yargıcı displays her experience in the textile and fashion sector in each creation. The company’s name is inspired by the idea that “life is a celebration.” You can visit store branches in Kandilli and Bebek, or order online. Cevderpaşa Caddesi, Aslanlı Konak No.69/1, Bebek; T: (0212) 287 44 17-18; Kandilli Caddesi No.1, Kandilli; T: (0216) 460 29 09-10, www.ceremony.com.tr

Bloom & Fresh

Discover a mix of classic and modern designs of seasonal, fresh flowers at Bloom&Fresh. Chic bouquets can be found filled with roses, tulips and an assortment of dried flowers or go for live, cute succulents sold in handmade boxes. All arrangements are designed by people who are educated in floral design. Go big and a flower and a box of Godiva chocolates at the same time. Boyacıçeşme Sokak, No.12, Emirgan; T:(0212) 212 0 282, www.bloomandfresh.com

M&G Floral Design

Founded by flower designer and instructor Menderes Güneş in Nişantaşı, this master turns blooms into eclectic, elegant and sophisticated shapes, without drawing attention away from the plant’s natural beauty. Pick arrangements of elegant, muted tones or choose showy boutique compilations. If floral design piques your interest, there are workshops and classes for individuals, as well as groups. Av. Süreyya Ağaoğlu Sokak No.31/a, Teşvikiye; T: (0212) 246 61 62-63, www.mgfloraldesign.net

Lishan-ı Ezhar

At Lisan-ı Ezhar, whose name means “language of flowers” in Ottoman Turkish, you’ll never find an ordinary bunch of flowers. Founder Deniz Kulaçoğlu studied sculpture and utilizes her experience shaping flowers, branches and algaes. They also organize events. Nuri Paşa Caddesi, Karadeniz Sokak No. 2/a, Yeniköy; T: (0212) 299 04 03facebook.com/LisaniEzhar

Inside Flowers & Events

Event planner Selin Saral and flower designer Mehmet Dikbaş founded Inside to show the magical power of flowers. This boutique is perfect for romantics, offering flowers, candles and custom-made chocolates made from the world’s highest-quality cacao beans. In store, you’ll see mesmerizing flowers in enough tropical colors to transport you to warmer, sunnier climes. Zorlu Center AVM, Meydan Katı, No.187, Beşiktaş; T: (0212) 234 29 91; İstinye Park AVM, İstinye; T:(0212) 345 51 00; 3. Cadde T 17 A Giriş Kapısı, Acarkent, No.2, Beykoz; T: (0216) 485 92 02-03, www.insideflowersandevents.com

Parla Flower Art

Fresh, colorful, elegant but simple arrangements at to be found at Parla. They are so ready for Valentine's Day! Purple, pink, red roses, gala flowers, orchids, lilies and more fill the space... Check their special arrangements for Valentine’s Day on their website. Ihlamur Yolu Caddesi, Süreyya Ağaoğlu Sokak No.9, Teşvikiye; T: (0212) 224 23 48, www.parlaflowerart.com