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A Flower Phenomenon at Garlands Florist, Surry Hills

Orchids at Garlands Florist, Surry Hills

I really am a bad Sydney-sider. I continue to write blog posts that start with a “I can’t believe this place has been under my nose the entire time” type vibe. It’s sad but it’s true, and it happened to me once again recently as I was strolling down Bourke Street in Surry Hills and saw the flora outside Garlands calling my name. I stopped for a moment, ensured my heart was still beating and high-tailed it in there – camera in hand, as always.

Inside Garlands Florist, Surry Hills Penfolds Box Crate - Garlands Florist, Surry Hills

I can’t quite describe in words just how breathtaking everything is in this haven – including the staging of all the plants and flowers – so I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking for themselves. I have to say, though, that my fave elements were the Penfolds Grange crates and the amazing science lab glassware; I need science lab glassware in my life. Someone get me some science lab glassware immediately if not sooner!

Penfolds Box Crate - Garlands Florist, Surry Hills Glass Jars - Garlands Florist, Surry HillsScreen Shot 2013-06-08 at 3.41.50 PMIndustrial Red Tool Box - Garlands Florist, Surry Hills Succulents - Garlands Florist, Surry Hills

Now, I go batty for a succulent, so the clusters above really took my fancy. And are you seeing the mini spindles the plants above and below are sitting on? Lord give me strength to get through this post! They are the things industrial and rustic dreams are made of. And if you scroll down a bit further, you’ll see the glorious and gigantic tables that sit in the middle of the store (so weathered!), holding some of the most beautiful assortments of flowers. If there is a better table of flowers in Sydney, I am yet to witness it!

Plant on Spindle - Garlands Florist, Surry Hills Flower Table - Garlands Florist, Surry Hills

What also makes this florist so special is its glass frontage. It’s like looking into the most glorious fish bowl of flowers and plants. And from doing some research on the store, I discovered that their arrangements appear at many weddings, events and in magazines; it’s little wonder when you look at the pictures of the place. I am well and truly sold, but by all means check it out for yourself in person – you’ll be blown away.

Outside of Garlands Florist, Surry Hills

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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