Flowers are considered timeless symbols of love, conveying beauty, fragrance and sentiment across cultures. Different flowers signify different meanings, like roses for romance, lilies for purity, orchids for elegance and sunflowers for loyalty. Giving flowers to someone is a gesture of affection, appreciation or admiration.
My Kolkata lists a few florist shops, both online and offline, offering exotic flower bouquets perfect for surprising your beloved this Valentine’s Day.
Bouquets on display at New MarketSoumyajit Dey
Heading to Hogg Market from the Simpark Mall area will lead you to a floral paradise. One can find a variety of flowers and bouquets at New Market’s flower range. The florists make lovely bouquets, crafted with both real and artificial elements. This market is a go-to for events ranging from weddings to parties. Here, you can also find some exotic flowers, like white lilies, orchids and carnations. Some of the florists also offer home delivery services. A few florists to lookout for in New Market are Banerjee Brothers, LC Chowdhury and Bros, R. Das Florists and Mansi Flowers.
Pop picks: Orchid bouquets, Rose bouquets
Price: Rs 150-600
Address: S S Hogg Market, 18, Fenwick Bazar St, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala
Flower stalls at Lake marketSoumyajit Dey
For south Kolkatans, the Lake Market area is the perfect spot to go to for your flowers. These bouquets are available in various arrangements and can even be customised with your favourite flowers. If you’re looking for a pretty bouquet to surprise your bae, Lake Market is the place to be. Consider adding a handwritten note and pairing it with your partner’s favourite chocolates or snacks for an extra touch of thoughtfulness. Make sure to visit shops near Lake Mall, such as Mondal Flowers, Rajkumar Flowers and Lakshmi Flowers for exquisite options.
Pop-picks: Pink rose bouquets, Red rose and Chrysanthemum bouquets, Red rose and gypsies
Price: Rs 350 onwards
Address: Lake Market, Kalighat, Kolkata- 700029
The Mad Florist
This is just not a florist shop, but it is also a DIY flower bar. Situated in Bidhannagar, it offers an immersive experience where you can handpick your flowers and make your own floral arrangement. They also offer a range of gift hampers that include fresh flowers and other items.
Pop-picks: Roses and Ferrero Rocher Hamper, Nutella and Roses bouquet
Price: Contact 9330326363 for queries
Address: EC-134, Bidhan Nagar, EC Block, Sector 1, Bidhannagar
Floral World, Bhowanipore, delivers customised flowers on the same day
This flower boutique also delivers customised flowers on the same day. It has a good collection of imported and local flowers. Floral World excels in creative designs and styling using a wide array of flowers, including roses, carnations, orchids, dahlias, lilies, and more.
Pop-picks: Rose Love bouquet, Orchid arrangement, Red roses and chocolates
Price: Rs 350 onwards
Address: 37 A, Justice Chandra Madhab Road, J. C, M. Road, Bhowanipore, Kolkata- 700020
Ferns and Petals
This time they have launched a Forever Rose that is a 100% natural rose but remains fresh till up to two years
Looking for some premium flower bouquets this Valentine's Day? Want it to reach your beloved right on time? You can get it delivered by Ferns N Petals on the same day. Each bouquet at Ferns N Petals is a work of art. Even if you’re apart, you can amp up your long-distance relationship with a romantic gesture. You also get bouquets made with flowers and chocolates at this online gifting store. This time they have launched a Forever Rose that is a 100% natural rose but remains fresh till up to two years! You can even walk-in to their brick and mortar stores located across the city — at Shakespeare Sarani, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Broadway Road and more.
Pop-picks: 1000 red roses, a grand teddy bear, burst of love rose arrangements, Forever Rose
Price: Rs 549 onwards
Website: Click here
You can have flowers delivered to your bae from IGP as well. They offer a variety of flower arrangements and bouquets paired with other gifts. Combine a beautiful bunch of flowers with a cute teddy bear, chocolates or some personalised gifts. From classic red rose bouquets to premium orchids, you’ll find all kinds of flowers available. The bouquets come in various wrappers, vases or boxes.
Pop-picks: Bouquet of Ombre Roses, Opulent Orchids Bouquet, Charlotte Lush
Price: Rs 445 onwards
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