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Footscray Florist - Melbourne Sustainable flower delivery

Well,  Footscray is certainly on the brink of a few big changes. With the new Footscray Hospital being built and due to arrive 2025, Franco Cozzo in talks with Moondog brewery to arrive, we have had a new walkway put in along Dalmahoy street leading to the famous Footscray Market. it’s all happening in Footscray. 

We continue to use sustainable practice within our flower designs and love using locally grown flowers for our Weddings in Melbourne and regional Victoria. We love being sustainable in our event floral work and look forward to creating flowers for your next occasion.

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Here at Lilac and the Cat we love being apart of your wedding day. We cater to venues across all of Melbourne and beyond. Please be in touch at for your free quote! 

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Spring Flowers are here in Footscray

Spring Flowers are here in Footscray

Our Footscray Florist is stocked with Spring flowers. Please call to organise pick up orders or order online for flower deliveries across Melbourne. We are still Melbourne's leading Sustainable florist and are passionate about bringing you the freshest and most beautiful flowers.

Watch out for October arrivals of Lilac, Waratahs, Flannel Flower, Pin Cushions.

Sustainable Florist - What does it mean?

Sustainable Florist - What does it mean?

With more and more florists opting out on using Floral foam, the word Sustainable is being used more and more in the flower industry. 

There is much more to being a Sustainable Florist than just stopping the usage if floral foam, infact if you claim to be 100% Sustainable then you would be organically growing your own and selling them without any travel at all. That being said, we don't live in a perfect world where produce is grown on every rooftop and green energy is accessible and abundant.

So then what makes a Sustainable Florist?

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Sustainable Florist | Melbourne | Footscray

We have been practicing sustainable floristry from the day we opened in 2014. There has been lots to learn along the way. 

Heres why we don’t buy imported flowers. 

We love supporting local flower farms and love visiting the farms in the peak of seasons and getting to know the farmer. 

Imported flowers come smothered with chemicals and we don’t like putting our hands on them.

The carbon footprints involved in getting a bunch of non seasonal flowers from across the other side of the globe is massive and we like to keep our footprint low.

Lastly the Overuse of...