BEST FOR: Minimalists
A London-based store and flower shop usually based at Exmouth Market, Botanique was born out of owner Alice's dream to create a space combining flowers and plants with a meticulously curated collection of handcrafted products. While the shop itself remains closed, her stunningly simple and architectural arrangements are available to purchase online, alongside a collection of candles, flower presses and cards.
Prices from: £12.50
Delivery: 7 days a week across London & nationwide
BEST FOR: International delivery
Running her small, independent business from Edinburgh, Dried Flowers founder India loves all things floral. But unlike fresh-cut flowers that are mass produced to have a short-life cycle, her dried flowers are a more sustainable option that will last for years. Everything the brand sells is sourced sustainably and responsibly in order to have as little impact on the environment as possible. Plus, if you’re based in Europe, there are delivery options available.
Prices from: £19.99
Delivery: UK and Europe-wide
Grace & Thorn
BEST FOR: The blousy, undone look
Renowned for its off-beat approach to floral and plant styling, Grace & Thorn’s flagship store is based in Hackney. When it’s open, expect to find it full of wonderful fresh and dried flowers, houseplants, pots and a range of lifestyle products, but while its doors remain closed, be sure to look through its dried flower collection online. Offering a blousy, wildflower look, the brand also runs a small- and large-scale events service, with the option to create something bespoke, as well as workshops and weddings flowers.
Prices from: £25
Delivery: Nationwide overnight delivery, Tuesday-Thursday
BEST FOR: Something unique
Specialising solely in dried varieties, every bouquet sold by Lume Flowers is put together by hand and is designed to maintain its look and scent for up to a year. Plus, none of the arrangements require any aftercare or maintenance, including natural sunlight or regular watering. Bouquets run the gamut in terms of style, colour and size, so there’s something to suit everyone.
Prices from: £26
Delivery: Free standard delivery on orders over £75, with express options available on request
BEST FOR: Events & special occasions
Known for working with a range of clients, including fashion brands Ganni and Free People, Fiona Fleur’s structural arrangements are best suited to events and special occasions. The dried floral collection is distinctly neutral in tone, so colour addicts will have to look elsewhere, but if texture and interest are more your vibe, then you’re in the right place. We love how each bouquet is named after an iconic rom-com or Hollywood character – think Rachel, Phoebe and Monica, or even Elle Woods.
Prices from: £28
Delivery: Nationwide in 3-5 days
Design By Nature
BEST FOR: Seasonal blooms
Half dried flowers, half art installation, these arrangements took our breath away. Sitting alongside a range of beautiful art prints, all stems used in these bouquets are seasonal, with some arrangements sold exclusively on a limited-edition basis. From all-natural colours, to vibrant reds and sugary peach, if you’re interested in fresh bouquets too, delivery is limited to north and east London only, while dried blooms can be delivered nationwide.
Prices from: £30
Delivery: Nationwide for dried or bespoke bouquets
BEST FOR: The environment
Known initially for the infinity rose boxes, Amarante London also offers a range of dried flower bouquets, all of which are handmade and available for nationwide delivery. Even better, profits go towards a range of environmental initiatives, supporting global reforestation projects and enabling the company to work with more Fairtrade farmers – its current goal is to contribute a million newly planted trees by 2025 as part of a wider reforestation effort. Arrangements on offer are rustic, wild and full of colour.
Prices from: £35
Delivery: Free express delivery nationwide, plus international options
BEST FOR: Artistic colour
Here to prove dried flowers don’t have to be boring, the explosion of colour on offer from this family-run business is second to none. Having been inspired by the Tim Walker ‘Wonderful Things’ exhibition at the V&A in 2019, owners and real-life couple Natasha and John soon launched their dried flower brand, harnessing Natasha’s background in fashion and marrying it with John’s tech experience. There’s also the chance to buy complimentary vases and tableware via the site.
Prices from: £35
Delivery: UK mainland (excluding Northern Ireland) in 4-5 days
Your London Florist
BEST FOR: Blow the budget
Sold exclusively through Selfridges, the largest and most impressive arrangements from Your London Florist command close to £300. But fear not – if its bright, on-trend aesthetic appeals, it is possible to pick up something from the range for closer to £50. Even better, because the bouquets are sold via the department store, those based in the UK can take advantage of the same delivery options as if you were shopping anything else from Selfridges.
Prices from: £35
Delivery: UK only