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Best Online Flower Delivery – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

Best online flower delivery services for 2021

Treat someone special with a flower delivery straight to their door.

A bouquet of flowers is a great way to brighten a room and bring a smile to someone’s face. They make an ideal gift and, in recent years, numerous online flower delivery services have arisen to make it easier to send flowers far afield.

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With Mother’s Day coming up, we’ve selected a range of the best online flower delivery services from flowers that will fit through the letterbox to premium, hand-crafted bouquets.

These online flower delivery services have been carefully chosen with consideration to the price, how and where the flowers are grown and picked, and what delivery options are available. To make sure the bouquet can be enjoyed for as long as possible, we’ve also included advice on how best to care for fresh cut flowers.

Browse our guides to the best gardening gifts and gardening subscription boxes for more ways to treat the gardeners in your life. Or brighten your own space with a selection of the best indoor plants.


Where to order flowers online

Take a look at our pick of the best online flower delivery services.

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Bloom and Wild

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Bloom and Wild

Price: £23

Bloom and Wild are the original letterbox flower delivery company, so many of their bouquets can be delivered straight through the letterbox.  This is a great option if you don’t know whether the recipient will be in. The flowers are hand-packed with protective covers over larger flowers to prevent damage. Next-day delivery is also available.

Buy flowers from Bloom and Wild 


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Freddie’s Flowers

Price: £25

If you’re after more than a one-off bouquet, Freddie’s Flowers offer a weekly subscription of seasonal flowers. Each delivery comes with an arrangement guide and flower food and background information on the flowers is also included.

Buy flowers from Freddie’s Flowers


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Floom

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Floom

Price: £35

Floom is dedicated to helping you order from local, independent florists online. Each bouquet will be unique to the individual florist so there’s a good selection of traditional and artisanal styles. Wine, cheese and chocolate hampers are also available as gift options.

Buy flowers from Floom


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Flowerbx

Price: £35

If you know the person you’re buying for has a favourite flower, Flowerbx is a good option. The bunches on Flowerbx are organised by flower types and complimentary delivery and gift wrapping is available on all orders.

Buy flowers from Flowerbx


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Bunches

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Bunches

Price: £16

Bunches offers affordable bouquets with free UK delivery. All gifts are accompanied with a personalised card, care instructions and flower food. Monthly gift subscriptions are also an option.

Buy flowers from Bunches


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FlowerBe

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FlowerBe

Price: £14.95

This family-founded, artisan flower delivery service specialises in curated seasonal flower boxes. Flowers are grown on the family farm and each bouquets arrives in a box that will fit through your letterbox with a hand illustrated instruction card.

Buy flowers from FlowerBe


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Arena Flowers

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Arena Flowers

Price: £25

Arena Flowers pride themselves on being the UK’s top rated ethical florist. The company works directly with Fairtrade farms so the bouquets are sourced seasonally and arranged and hand-tied by florists. No single-use plastic is used in the products and for every bouquet purchased, a tree is planted in a country experiencing deforestation.

Buy flowers from Arena Flowers


8

Bloombox Club

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Bloombox Club

Price: £10

Some may prefer a potted plant to fresh cut flowers. Bloombox delivers plants across the UK and also offer a plant subscription box that can be gifted. The plants can be bought with or without a decorative pot.

Buy plants from Bloombox


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Flying Flowers

Price: £24.99

Offering free UK delivery and a seven-day freshness guarantee, Flying Flowers have been sending flowers through the post since 1981. The flowers are sustainably sourced and there’s a range of extras such as chocolates that can be added for a small cost.

Buy flowers from Flying Flowers


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The Great British Florist

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Great British Florist

Price: £39

The Great British Florist offers next day deliveries on bouquets made from locally grown, sustainable garden flowers. There are both fresh and dried flower arrangements available including hand-tied bouquets, letterbox flowers and wreaths.

Buy flowers from The Great British Florist


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The Real Flower Company

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Real Flower Company

Price: £49

The Real Flower Company specialises in luxury bouquets created from flowers grown on English and Fairtrade sustainable farms. Next day delivery is available and gift options such as candles, chocolates and wine can be added for an extra cost.

Buy flowers from The Real Flower Company


How to care for fresh cut flowers

The best flower delivery services come with advice on how to care for your flowers. This should include how best to prepare the bouquet and what to do once the flowers are in water. A sachet of plant food, typically made from mild disinfectant and sugar, is also often included  but this can also be bought online.

Cutting the flowers with garden scissors before putting them into a vase will prolong their life and help with the display. Leaves from the bottom half of the stems should be removed to prevent any rotting in the water.

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Once placed in a vase, the water level should be checked every other day and topped up as needed. Try to place the flowers in a cooler spot away from fires or direct sunlight.