Fresh flowers instantly enliven any space, and especially so during the Lunar New Year. To create your own floral centrepieces, check out these places to purchase fresh cut flowers.
Tip: Bring a jacket along if you think you’ll be browsing for a bit – the flowers are, and it’s a hassle to walk in and out of the cold room to keep from freezing ( I did!).

Far East Orchid by Far East Flora

Photo: Far East Orchid’s Facebook

Think of flowers and plantscaping, and the name that’ll pop up would likely be Far East Flora. Far East Orchid is its floral arm, with the the wholesale fresh flower centre located right next to Far East Flora. Here, you’ll find a wide array of imported fresh cut flowers at wholesale prices – think dahlias, roses, peonies, tulips and calla lilies. It’s even got cherry blossoms from Japan for the festive season, from what we’ve seen on its Facebook page.
Far East Orchid @ Thomson, 555 Thomson Road, tel: 6251-5151 (Fresh Flowers Centre)

Website: http://www.fareastflora.com

G.G Fresh Flower

Screengrab: G.G Fresh Flower

Inconspicuously tucked away at New Industrial Road, fresh flowers and foliage are imported daily from all over the world, including Holland, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Colombia,
Ecuador, Italy and Kenya. With a cold room at 4000 sq, the variety here is quite extensive and you’ll get beautiful, quality blooms. In fact, we heard that many florists get their supplies here.
22 New Industrial Road, #01-15/21 Primax, tel: 6282-0900
Website: www.ggfreshflower.com

Sing See Soon

Photo: Sing See Soon’s Facebook
A go-to for wedding, hotel and event decor, it currently imports over 100 varieties of flowers from New Zealand, Holland, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, India and Bangkok. It recently announced that its fresh flowers are available for purchase so head down to its Simei outlet to pick out your favourite blooms – you’ll find the likes of tulips, roses, spider mums, eryngiums and hypericum berries.
5 Simei Lane, tel: 6904-3029.
Website: www.singseesoon.com

Ji Mei Flower

Photos: Ji Mei Flower’s Facebook

Also along the Upper Thomson stretch, Ji Mei Flower is where you can drop by for lovely flowers like hyacinths, delphiniums, heliconias phalaenopsis orchids; they import blooms from across the globe, from countries like  Kenya, Japan, Netherlands, Ecuador, Colombia, Australia, and Taiwan. Stored in a massive cold room, you’ll find everything from rainbow roses to heliconias and phalaenopsis orchids, all carefully packed and ready to go at stunningly attractive prices. It also has festive floral arrangements that are ready for display, if you find that you’re not quite adept at putting your own together. Fun fact: Spot Ji Mei’s flowers at the Istana or Gardens by the Bay!
5 Joan Road, Plot 11 & 12 Thomson Nursery, tel: 6285-0017
Website: www.jm.com.sg

Cold Storage

If you’re short on time or left your flower shopping to the last minute, make your way to your nearest Cold Storage. The variety might be limited but we’ve managed to pick up lilies, eustomas, chrysanthemums, roses, orchids, and statice (depending on season and availability). Plus, they come in smaller bunches than those you’ll find at the wholesaler, so you can create your own centrepiece or bouquet without spending too much.