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Flowers by Van Gogh

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
Published October 12th 2014
A great selection of flowers at reasonable prices
When there are so many florists around the Camberwell and Hawthorn areas, why would you go to Flowers by Van Gogh, situated at 5 Mayston Street, Hawthorn East? Because the flowers are bargain priced! Business Director Tony Pavlou has set up a business model that basically offers a great range of flowers to the public, at wholesale prices. How about $5 per bunch for these beautiful roses?

Flowers by Van Gogh
Beautiful roses for $5


Housed in what looks more like a market than a store, Flowers by Van Gogh has a vast floor space, providing the opportunity to offer customers a wide range of flowers. There's also a cool room, into which customers are welcome to wander. Having this facility helps to ensure flowers stay at their freshest.

Inside Flowers by Van Gogh
Flowers by Van Gogh has a large floor space


As well as cut flowers, there are potted plants (primarily flowering plants like Phalaenopsis orchids), and a range of pots and vases for sale. Large Phaleonopsis, including a lovely glass pot, are selling for $55, and would make a perfect gift.

Phaleonopsis
A range of potted plants such as these Phaleonopsis orchids is also available


I chatted with Tony Pavlou when I recently visited the store. Tony recognises that buying flowers is an 'emotional purchase'. People buy flowers to add a dash of colour to their house, to brighten their spirits, to congratulate someone, or as a romantic gesture. He is keen to be able to offer affordable flowers to all at this 'one-stop flower shop'.

White waratah
Director Tony Pavlou aims to make flowers affordable to everyone


While this is a largely a 'no-frills' business, the staff will mix and wrap bunches of flowers on request. There are also a small number of pre-mixed bouquets on offer; the ones I saw were $10 per bunch, and I'm sure any recipient would be happy to receive them.

Give Flowers by Van Gogh a try for all your floral needs.

Exterior
The exterior of Flowers by Van Gogh


Flowers by Van Gogh is open from 7am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 1pm on Saturday (closed Sundays).
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Why? High quality yet inexpensive flowers.
When: Open 7am - 5pm Monday to Friday, 6am - 1pm Saturday, closed Sunday
Phone: (03) 9813 2300
Where: 5 Mayston Street, Hawthorn East
Cost: Cheap!
Your Comment
Great tip! I look forward to checking them out soon. Love fresh flowers :)
by Judith Clark (score: 2|102) 1882 days ago
i have been there myself GREAT place to pick up freshly cut flowers and very cheap
by georg (score: 0|2) 1787 days ago
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