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Published January 21st 2019
Valentine’s Day is on the way
With Valentine's Day ready to blossom, make sure you don't forget to buy your sweetheart some flowers. Look for a florist with fresh flowers and a creative flair for beautiful arrangements.
How far ahead should you order for Valentine's Day? One to two weeks prior.
Here's some of the florists around Toowoomba for you to compare prices and service.
Radford & Siebuhrs Florist
Radford & Siebuhrs Florist have a small range of fresh flowers and a wide variety of exquisite silk flowers in creative arrangements. Value for money, service is brisk and efficient. Small range of cuddly teddy bears. Well worth checking out the Valentine's Day catalogue in-store. Interflora: will send anywhere in Australia, add $12. Approx prices: a dozen long-stemmed reds: $110 and upwards. $85 for 6 in an elegant glass vase. Where: 437 Ruthven St, Toowoomba City When: 8:30am - 5:30pm Phone: 7 4632 1644
Radford & Siebuhrs' carry an unusual and beautiful range of silk flowers.
A florist with ambience, stunning fresh native flower arrangements and a range of teddy bears and pigs, Heritage Flowers also have a small range of fresh flowers in the fridge and some silk flowers. Service is patient and helpful and catalogue browsing is welcome, plus you're spoilt for choice. Red roses can be delivered in hat boxes, vases or long boxes. Interflora: will send anywhere in Australia. Approx price: a dozen long-stemmed reds $134, includes delivery.
Where: 388 Ruthven Sts, cnr Bell St Mall, Toowoomba City
Phone: 7 4632 1444
Teddies, pigs and ambience with your roses at Heritage Flowers.
Overflowing with high-quality silk flowers, Premier Cane has been popular for many years. It's like walking through a colourful garden. Vases, urns and baskets for all tastes, plus gifts. No fresh flowers. Good value for money. Warm, extra friendly and helpful service. Flowers for a lasting memory.
Where: 411 Ruthven St, Toowoomba City
When: 9am - 5pm
Ph: 7 4638 1363
At Northpoint shopping centre, Southerden's Florist nestles in amongst the stores and cafés, offering blooms and designs of high quality, plus gorgeous tea sets, bears and a decent range of gifts and cards. Not doing short-stemmed red roses this year, but will have other colours available. Friendly, patient and helpful service.
Interflora: will send anywhere in Australia.
Approx price for a dozen long-stemmed reds: $175
Where: cnr North & Ruthven Sts, North Toowoomba
Ph: 7 4638 3622
Chickens, bears, teapots and some beautiful blooms of Southerden's Florist.
By appointment, Fae Stephson Florist is great value at $80 for a dozen red roses, delivery $10. Helpful service. Parking on the street. No website.
Where: 161 Perth St, South Toowoomba
When: by appointment
Ph: 7 4632 6095
Parking on the street at Fae Stephson Florist, remember to call first.
Westridge Florist is nestled in the mall of the Westridge Shopping Centre. Large supply of pink bears and others, great balloon range, bright and colourful floral arrangements, will deliver. Service is extra prompt and smiling. Winner of the 2018 Top 3 Florists in Toowoomba.
Where: West St, Darling Heights
When: 8:30am - 5pm
Ph: 4687 6259
Prices: approx $103 - $194
Blooming Gorgeous direct consumers to the website for a price range. Arrangements are very attractive, cuddly teddies, balloons, chocolates, orchids and gift hampers.
Where: cnr Hume & Herries Sts, Toowoomba City
When: 8am - 5:30pm
Ph: 7 4637 9704
The Enchanted Florist
Helpful and friendly service, The Enchanted Florist will deliver in Toowoomba and surrounds including Highfields. Stunning floral arrangements, boxed and bunched. Chocolates and bears.
Price range: dozen reds, approx $65 to $120
Where: 218 Russell St, cnr Holberton St, Newtown
When: 9am - 5pm
Ph: 4659 7245
Toowoomba Flower Market
Straight to the point and helpful service, $105 for a bunch of a dozen red roses. Range of teddy bears, soft toys, chocolates, balloons and cards.
Where: 15 Tointon St, Toowoomba
When: M-F 8am - 4pm, Sat 7am-12pm
Ph: 7 4638 1340
Ruth Hardwick Florist
Specialising in Australian native flowers, Ruth Hardwick Florist don't do roses as they believe they are overpriced for the amount of time they last. Ruth is very helpful and will do all kinds of floral arrangements in boxes or bunches. There is no set minimum price. For residents of the north side, convenience and great value for money.
Cost: $10 delivery, you choose the rest.
Where: 21 Cox St, Wilsonton
When: 8am - 5pm
Ph: 7 4634 3065