Located in a former industrial precinct from the 1920s, The Grounds of Alexandria is home to a vibrant and eclectic community of like-minded creatives. Nestled within the leafy laneways and canopies since 2012, The Grounds Florals By Silva is a hive of activity and energy that attracts devotees from all over Australia. Regarded as not just the best florist in Alexandria, but a destination for lovers of flora, texture, design and colour.
Silva has been in the floral industry for almost 20 years and has developed a culture and philosophy around farm fresh and locally sourced product. With her team, she visits Sydney farms based in Kellyville, Oakdale and Glenorie each week, as well as Sydney Markets, to find flora treasures to delight and captivate her guests.
The floral lovers who attend her store are therefore, genuinely interested in the origins of their florals and how they are sourced and cared for. Every plant material is chosen for them; selected to be aesthetic, organic, textural, beautiful and fragrant.
The team begins their day at the markets at 4.00am, and then heads into the quiet pre-dawn serenity of The Grounds to prepare and install for the day head. As caretakers and nurturers of one of Australia’s most famous floral displays, the crew begins the mammoth task of assembling and conditioning hundreds of flowers. Their days are spent sharing The Grounds unique experiences with their loyal guests.
Silva and her team are renowned for their floral gifting and outstanding installations which they produce flawlessly every day. The team caters for flowers for events, including weddings, exclusively within The Grounds Community, as well as events externally. It is their emphasis on the floral experience, however, that makes them one of the top florists Sydney has to offer. Step into The Grounds Florals and be immersed in must-have giftware, stunning florals, custom well-being products and unique surroundings.