Make your mom feel extra special on May 11 by surprising her with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Below is a directory of Manila’s best florists.
Mabolo Flowers and Home
Pasong Tamo Extension
(63 2) 893-6912, (63 2) 893-5689, (63 2) 892-2580
Monday to Saturday: 8:30am to 7:00pm
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For over 17 years, Mabolo has been in the business of sourcing, designing, and making flowers a beautiful and important element in the lives of the Filipinos. Mabolo prides itself that their phytosanitation and that methods of growing, harvesting and packing of these materials are safe comply with the international standards set by the International Flower Auction, Bloemen Bureau.
(Photos from Mabolo's Facebook page)
The Rustan’s Flower Shop
Five (5) branches in Metro Manila: St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City, Rustan’s Alabang, Makati, and Rockwell
Accessible and convenient, The Rustan's Flower Shop is the go to florist of the busy flower-gifter market.
(Photos from Rustan's Flower Shop's Facebook page)
Spruce Floral Designs
Camia St., Makati City
(63 2) 519-2937, (63 908) 649-2161, (63 917) 564-3150
Spruce Floral Designs specializes on wedding and events flower needs.
Fiori di M Food & Floralscapes by Margarita Fores
The Commissary at Whitespace, Don Chino Roces Avenue Ext., Makati City
(63 2) 729-0030, (63 2) 703-0370
Culinary stalwart and president of Cibo (et. al) Margarita Flores has her own line of flower arrangements and designs for different occasions.
Blue Barn Flowers & Event Styling
P. Burgos St., Makati City
(63 917) 860-8796
Photo from Blue Barn's Facebook Page (Flowers by Dino Mark Reyes, Styling by Marlon N. Rivera, and Photography by Ricky Villabona)
The Flower Farm
Two branches: Rada St. and Alabang Town Center
(63 2) 809-4609, (63 2) 809-4612
Specialties: Floral arrangements, Burst of Color, Roses And Rosemary, Butterfly Meadows, Bountiful Basket, Euro Blooms, Smiling Gerberas
Online Ordering: Available at http://www.theflowerfarm.com/
Dela Rosa St. corner Gallardo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
(63 2) 816-3091
You can order Island Rose using Mobile Ordering on ClickTheCity App. To start ordering, just download the free ClickTheCity App from the App Store or Google Play, create a ClickTheCity account and tap on the Mobile Ordering icon.
(Photos from Island Rose's website)
Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila
(63 2) 523-3456, (63 2) 523-0306, (63 2) 523-6978
Price: Php2,700+ for one dozen roses
Delivery: Available (http://www.lcarlosflorist.com)
L. Carlos was named after the founder, Lorenza Carlos, an enterprising lady who started peddling flowers in 1911 at the Mehan Garden in Old Manila which is now the site of the Metropolitan Theater. Mrs. Lorenza Carlos pioneered the professional flower selling business in the Philippines. She pursued her floral interests in 1946 by opening a shop at the busy Evangelista Street near the Quiapo Church which was then the convergence area of Catholics in Manila. Because of its strategic location and reliable service, the floral business literally bloomed. In five years, L.CARLOS was to able to acquire its own lot along Taft Avenue corner Escada.
Two branches: Legaspi Village and Robinson's Magnolia
Price: Mother's day packages start at Php1,500
Technically, Fruits in Bloom doesn't belong in this list. Fruits in Bloom offers you a tasty alternative to traditional flowers with their edible fruit arrangements that are appropriate for almost every occasion.
You can order Fruits in Bloom using Mobile Ordering on ClickTheCity App. To start ordering, just download the free ClickTheCity App from the App Store orGoogle Play, create a ClickTheCity account and tap on the Mobile Ordering icon.
Branches: Alabang Town Center and SM Megamall
The first Designer Blooms store opened in 1993, immediately capturing the flower-buying market with its unique focus on artificial and dried flowers. In 2001 it started importing fresh flowers both locally and from Holland to give customers in the Philippines quality blooms for special occasions.
Holland Tulips was established in December, 1996. Holland Tulips aims to reach Filipino lovers of beautiful imported flowers from Holland by making them available at any time whenever they feel like buying one.
Flown in fresh once a week from Holland, Holland Tulips' wide variety of imported blooms are complemented by an array of imported floral accessories.
Dangwa Flower Market
Dangwa is located in Sampaloc on Dos Castillas Street and is packed with open-air flower shops that often sell much of the same fare: roses, daisies, chrysanthemums, geraniums, birds of paradise, carnations, tulips, and other exotic flowers and leafery.
Alongside the flower shops are accessory stalls where you can buy items to help beautify your arrangement, such as baskets, ribbons, sponges, cellophane, and other wrapping materials. The shops are a godsend to those who have, more-or-less, an idea of what they want to create but who refuse to pay for the ready-made arrangements at the malls.