SOUTH WEST LONDON’S BEST VALENTINE’S DAY BOUQUETS
The Resident picks out five of the best bouquets for Valentine’s Day from south west London florists…
1 Roses Only
Say it with flowers… You’ll certainly be in the good books with beautiful long-stemmed roses from Roses Only. Have them delivered to your home at a time to suit you (best to coincide with breakfast in bed). If you’re really feeling the love, opt for a gift box with numerous blooms along with a bottle of Moet & Chandon or Dom Perignon Vintage. We also love their salted caramel chocolates and pink lilies.
Available across south west London; rosesonly.co.uk
2 Clapham Flowers
If you’ve ever taken the Tube at Clapham South station, chances are you’ll have clocked Clapham Flowers. Known for originality and with quite a history (the building has housed a florist for over 100 years), this convenient gem for the last minute lover sources the highest quality of flowers from Holland. We absolutely adore their arrangements, from small hand ties to tall oasis sprays.
Clapham South Station, Nightingale Lane SW4 9AE; 020 8673 2958; claphamflowers.co.uk
3 Gardenia of London
You’ll find no shortage of beautiful blooms with which to spoil your loved one at Gardenia florists in Wimbledon Village, Southfields, near Wandsworth Common and on the Northcote Road. Their Love & Romance collection includes classics such as a dozen red roses, along with the slightly more unusual, such as the Rhubarb & Custard bouquet. Feeling flash? Then opt for the Bloomsbox for a Year for just £250.
10 High Street SW19 5DX; 020 8944 0942; gardeniaoflondon.co.uk
4 Battersea Flower Station
The epigrammatically named, independent Battersea Flower Station has a luscious offering, and is located at the site where Battersea Park’s horses were historically kept. They deliver their beautifully picked flowers to Battersea, Wandsworth, Clapham, Pimlico, Fulham, Kennington, Stockwell, Balham and beyond, as well as offering a window box planting service and collaborations with local artists and makers.
16 Winders Road SW11 3HE; 020 7978 4253; batterseaflowerstation.co.uk
5 Jayne Copperwaite Flower Designs
Prestigious florist Jayne Copperwaite created the flower arrangements for Love Actually and Calendar Girls, as well as Downton Abbey. Her designs can be found on yachts, in stately homes and at The Hurlingham Club – but you needn’t go far to buy some for yourself, as she’s rather handily based in Balham. We’d even go as far as to venture that brownie points are guaranteed with the purchase of one of her bespoke bunches.
269 Cavendish Road SW12 0PH; 020 8675 1888; jaynecopperwaiteflowers.com