Whether it’s for a wedding, a festive dinner party or a gift for someone special, flowers often punctuate the most important and intimate moments of our lives, which makes it all the more necessary to entrust these decorations to the ablest hands. Here’s our pick of Hong Kong’s best florists to add a touch of botanical whimsy to your next big occasion.

Gemma Hayden Blest

 

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Trained under the likes of Alexander McQueen and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, former fashion designer Gemma Hayden Blest saw a unique opportunity to combine her set design experience with floristry when she moved to Hong Kong and has since made her name in creating floral arrangements for the city’s many fashion events and gala dinners. haydenblest.com

Ellermann Flower Boutique

 

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Favouring a moody and dramatic style, Ellermann is one of the most well-known boutique florists in Hong Kong for it. Founded in 2011 by event designer Diane Nittke, the brand’s three stores handle the full range of weddings, events and even floral workshops, with a client list that includes Net-a-Porter, Roger Vivier, and Lane Crawford. ellermanndesign.com

Maison XXII

 

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In addition to artisanal scents, skincare, homewares and sundries, Star Street’s multi-storey lifestyle boutique Maison XXII offers intricate bouquets inspired by the painting technique of chiaroscuro, whereby the floral arrangements alternate between light and dark elements to stunning effect. Sign up to their flower subscription service to replenish your blooms regularly. maisonxxii.com

Floristry at M&L

 

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Approaching floristry from the perspective of fine art, Floristry by M&L takes direct inspiration from a diverse range of artistic greats, such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Henri Matisse, while basing their bouquet designs on figures from Greek and Japanese mythology. This studied approach has won them clients ranging from Tom Dixon to the upcoming Soho House Hong Kong. For a new perspective on flower arranging, sign up for one of their art workshops that stages a live figure drawing session within an inspiring, flower-filled studio space. floristry-ml.com

Miluna Studio

 

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This Kwai Chung-based floral studio focuses mainly on the wildflower aesthetic, where the blooms are arranged in such a way that they seem to erupt in a natural proliferation. Apart from wedding and styling services, Miluna also offers one-on-one or three-day private flower arranging workshops. milunastudio.com