Located in a former industrial precinct from the 1920s, The Grounds of Alexandria is a landmark coffee roastery, café and kitchen garden known for its abundance of fresh produce and hands-on experiences.
Opened in April 2012 the site hosts a coffee research and testing facility, artisan bakery and luscious open garden of heirloom vegetables, fragrant herbs, fresh fruit and flowers.
With a nod to the sites heritage, which originally included a mix light industry such as tanneries, wool washing and market gardens, The Grounds provides a wholesome and produce-driven dining experience complemented by the Garden and its own floral extraordinaire Florals by Silva.
Silva has been in the floral industry for 12 years, with a focus in Sydney. Her company, Florals by Silva source all their plants & flowers directly from Sydney farms including Kellyville, Oakdale & Glenorie as well as Sydney’s markets. Travelling to the farms about 4 times a week, the Florals by Silva team lead busy weeks. A usual day starts at 6:30am at the Grounds of Alexandria with their busiest period being the weekends.
The customer’s base at the grounds is described as “happy, loyal with a genuine interest in where the companies flowers & plants are sources & cared for”.
When asked about her inspirations, Silva emphasis her love for the customers experience in her company; “It’s all about the experience a customer receives when they walk into my store; but aesthetically, I’m inspired by organic materials, textures and nature as well as the seasonal fragrance found in nature”.
Florals by Silva manage the floristry for all in-house events at The Grounds and will begin conducting floristry courses at The Grounds in 2014.
Flowers are a product of Mother Nature availability depends on the season and the market. All images are only indicative of the feel, colour and mood of the final product
Please trust us to choose beautiful flowers and send them on your behalf. Orders placed by 10am for same day delivery.
Our normal hours of delivery are Monday to Friday 9am -6pm AEST, excluding public holidays (Business Days).
Please contact the store directly for any specific requirements.
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