Want to brighten someone’s day? A bunch of flowers from one of Manchester’s best florists is a surefire way to do it. You don’t have to wait for designated days like birthdays, Valentine’s or Mother’s Day to surprise someone with a bouquet, a completely unexpected bunch of flowers will help any relationship to blossom and might even put a spring in someone’s step all week.
Greater Manchester flower shops offer gifts for all tastes and cater to all budgets, many of them can advise on allergies and pet-friendliness and they often stock other pretty homewares too. Whether you want a gothic arrangement complete with skulls and dried flowers or the timelessly romantic dozen red roses, you’ll find what you need in Manchester. And with many places offering speedy delivery, you’ll never have to present someone you love with a few sad sad sprigs from a petrol station again. Come on, you can do better than that.
Read on for a round up of our favourite flower and plant shops in Greater Manchester.
If the person you are buying flowers for is less Enid Sinclair and more Wednesday Addams, don’t worry, goths can have flowers too. Specialising in darker hued, Victoriana inspired witchy bouquets, Bec from Black Raven is a rock and metal loving florist that has tapped into the alternative flower market like a spike collared boss. Whether you want her to create posies for your Corpse Bride inspired wedding or you need to send a bouquet complete with skulls and taxidermy to your Bauhaus loving bestie, this Manchester florist has everything you need, with skulls on.
M33, 3-7 Tatton Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7EB
Blue Door Flowers
A pretty little shop in Heaton Moor, Blue Door Flowers is all about the freshest, seasonal bouquets arranged from flowers they have delivered daily. The shop also stocks dried and faux flowers as well as cards, chocolates, jewellery, and their own range of candles, soaps and hand creams. Your pooch doesn’t need to feel left out either, there’s a range of dog accessories also in store from pretty printed bandanas to healthy treats.
Blue Door Flowers, 68 Heaton Moor Rd, Cheshire, Stockport, SK4 4NZ
The Bud and Pot
Situated at the front of the Lost Cat cocktail bar in the Northern Quarter, The Bud and Pot specialises in super stylish fresh and dried flower arrangements ideal for quirky NQ queens and its name is a nod to another bit of greenery that’s popular around those parts. They also sell heaps of other unique products including Scandi homewares, anarchist literature and, er, cannabis socks.
The Bud and Pot, 64 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
Chloe Robinson Designs
This Londoner relocated to Cheshire to live her dream of becoming a florist and set up shop at Altrincham Market before blossoming out into her own shop. Chloe Robinson has been featured in The Times, Elle Magazine and The Telegraph amongst other press for her elegant floral creations.
David Wayman Flowers
Based in Spinningfields, David Wayman flowers produces some of the most beautiful bouquets you can find in the city. David began the business after spending his childhood helping his grandparents tend to their garden, and has had a passion for floristry ever since. The florist has a focus on seasonal flowers, and has a gorgeous range of bouquets available for delivery or collection.
David Wayman Flowers, The Avenue Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF
You know that flamboyant hanging display of purple wisteria over the door at Albert’s Schloss? NQ flower shop Frog did that. You don’t have to be so extravagant if you want to use their services but it helps if you like your flowers a little bit artsy. The name? It’s maybe a nod to the owner David Jayet-Laraffe’s French roots. Suzie Clarke, who lived and worked in Australia for a while, also holds floristry classes for all abilities at Frog’s in-house Flower School.
Frog Flowers, 51 Turner St, Manchester, M4 1DN
Flourish sadly had to close its Northern Quarter store in 2023 but its shops in Didsbury and Deansgate Square are still going strong. Walking into one of these stores, you half expect Axl Rose to start screaming, ‘D’you know where you are?’ Flourish sells some of the biggest house plants in the city as well as prayer plants, spider plants and everything in between, look up as you walk in, there are plants everywhere. A truly immersive shopping experience and the staff are only too happy to advise.
Flourish Didsbury, 29 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6TN
Flourish Deansgate Square, Unit 8 Owen St, Deansgate, Manchester M15 4UA
Flower Style has been a staple of the city’s floristry scene since 1997 and has always been an innovator. Snuggled up next to Bannatyne’s gym on Quay Street, this tiny shop sells all kinds of plants, pots and beautiful bouquets to the general public as well as supplying many of the huge displays you see around Manchester’s hospitality venues. So if you’re after a flower wall, you know where to go.
Flower Style, Sunlight House, Quay St, Manchester M3 3JZ
There are a few reasons to mosey on down Oxford Road to the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, one is to have a look at the massive bronze horse in the lobby, another is to get stuck into a spectacular Sunday roast at in house restaurant, The Refuge. But yet another reason to wander that way is to buy some flowers form Giraffe Flowers which has a teensy shop nestled into the terracotta Grade II listed building. Small but mighty, this spot always has an impressive range of flowers and plants crammed into its small space. The team is also behind the stunning seasonal flower decorations at local restaurants like Zouk. Giraffe now also has a shop in the Northern Quarter.
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA
81 Newton St, Manchester M1 1EX
Located inside Foundation Coffee House on Lever Street in the Northern Quarter. Groen offers a regularly changing selection of plants, from little table top snake plants and hanging burro’s tails right up to massive floor-standing cheese plants. Prices start from around £4 and the beauty of it being in a coffee shop is you can top up your caffeine levels while you browse.
Sevendale House, Lever St, Manchester M1 1JB
Green and Grounded
Altrincham’s Green and Grounded was set up by husband and wife duo Matt and Rowan Hammond in August 2020. After returning from travelling throughout Europe and Japan, and searching out plant and lifestyle shops in various countries, they decided to create their very own exciting venture. One for your green-fingered friend or lover, Green and Grounded has a big focus on sustainably produced plants, using ethical and fair trade growers and as little plastic as possible.
Green and Grounded, 60 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14 1EE
This proudly independent florist started life in Heaton in Bolton in 2018 before relocating her flower studio to Whitefield. As with many florists on the list, Margot caters to weddings as well as other special occasion flowers and bouquets ‘just because’. There is also a fun and varied calendar of workshops on offer including floral crowns and wreath making. Keep an eye on socials for more.
One of the most aesthetically pleasing plant shops in the city, Nice Things on Oldham Street was opened by the duo behind Glass House which used to be in Whitworth Locke on Princess Street. This shop is worth a visit for its terracotta coloured, neon-sign adorned interiors alone but stay for the staff’s pristine plant knowledge, the considerable cactus collection and pick up a pert bum shaped vase while you’re at it. They also do a strong line in terrariums and DIY kits.
Nice Things, 3 Central Hall, Manchester M1 1JQ
Northern Lights Home
Northern Lights Home has a beautiful haven of a shop in Ancoats selling unusual, modern bouquets as well as all kinds of plants. Like many others on our list, the range extends to other homeware and luxury items too including pillows, perfume, yoko wool slippers and beaded dog collars.
Unit GO8, 35 Radium St, Manchester M4 6AD
The famous Northern Flower boutique on Tib Street has been going strong for almost two decades. Run by a small team of dedicated, qualified and enthusiastic florists, their friendly service and enthusiastic approach to floristry really sets them apart. This potting shed style shop is loved by locals for its beautiful classic bouquets as well as more unusual seasonal arrangements like dried flower wreaths in autumn colours and Valentines bouquets in every shade of pink and pampas grass. They even do Xmas trees. If the advice you need relates to anything green or flowery, they are sure to be able to help.
Northern Flower, 58 Tib St, Manchester, M4 1LG
Oops a Daisy
With bouquets named Berry Crush, Lemon Sorbet and Sweet Romance, you might be forgiven for thinking this florist specialised in edible creations. But, er, don’t eat these bouquets, they are purely for aesthetic purposes and the names are all part of the fun that Oops a Daisy has with its floral arrangements. This florist offers same day delivery in Walkden, Salford and Manchester so it’s perfect for those times when you’ve left it til the last minute again.
453 Chorley Rd, Swinton, Greater Manchester, M27 9LQ
The Outhouse Florist
The Outhouse Florist is the lockdown baby of Grace Erritsos, who started the business in her Nan’s back garden in Sale. She’s been a florist for over 10 years, starting in her mum’s shop while she was at college and since then has continued to create gorgeous floral creations. This is another florist that likes dried as well as fresh flowers, you can buy components to create your own dried arrangements in her online shop or give her a call to order one of her own quirky and colourful creations made in her studio.
The Plant Shop
The Plant Shop in Stockport is a little gem embedded into Stockport’s historic Old Town. You’ll find loads of positive energy here in the form of plants and also form owner, Emma. She’s full of helpful tips and tricks for keeping your plants alive for longer if, like ours, yours are usually dead within a week of taking them home. You can pop in on a day trip to Stockport, or, they can deliver to select Manchester postcodes.
The Plant Shop, 8 Mealhouse Brow, Stockport SK1 1JP
Royal Exchange Flowers
Housed in the same beautiful building as The Royal Exchange theatre on Cross Street, this central flower shop has just relaunched its tiny but beautiful shop. You’ll find cheap and cheerful mixed bunches here as well as single varieties for pick and mixing your own and special occasion bouquet creations arranged by the in house florists. Get into the theatrical spirit by reciting a bit of Shakespeare as you hand over the flowers to their happy recipient, ‘a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’.