Far East Flora is a business that manages a wide variety of plants and flowers for sale. They also offer online flower delivery services.
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fresh flowers at wholesale prices
I visited Far East Flora in Thomson to get a bouquet of flowers for my friend’s birthday, and was delighted at the huge array of imported fresh cut prices available at wholesale prices. The place was already pretty busy even though they had only just opened, so I was left on my own to navigate the premise on my own.
The Cold Room, which I passed by repeatedly thinking it was a staff-only area, was filled with a variety of flowers to choose from. There’s also pre-made bouquets, which look really pretty too. I settled for a bundle of pastel pink and white Gerberas ($3.80/bundle), and headed outside to buy materials to make the bouquet. It’s all very DIY, there’s even a station next to the counted to cut off stems if they’re too long. The staff were all very friendly and even helped me arrange the flowers properly despite being very busy with their own work. I really like the selection of flowers, and will surely go back to Far East Flora if I ever need flowers again!
A nice stop to smell the roses - but do manage your expectations
As a child, Far East Flora was a definite stop-over for my family while making Chinese New Year preparations. I will always recall the hours my relatives would spend poring over which potted lime plants and sprays of flowers would best suit our place, while my sister and I entertained ourselves playing hide-and-seek between the seemingly endless rows of plants.
It's been a while since I visited the nursery, and having been around the Thomson area recently, I decided to drop by to see if I could get a small surprise for my mum.
The place hadn't seemed to change much, though it did seem a little quieter from what I'd remembered and carried fewer varieties of plants (possibly owing to the post-festive season and recent flood risks). Nonetheless, I was most pleasantly surprised by the service there, where the staff at the nursery were most cheerful and ready in offering the *ahem* not-so-green-fingered me much useful advice in choosing a suitable plant and how to care for it. While I'm not an expert in valuing plants, prices for the plants did appear quite reasonable (though perhaps not the lowest you can find), with most medium sized plants ranging about $8-12.
On the whole, my experience at the nursery was definitely a satisfactory one, but those with a keener eye for greenery might find it a bit limited in terms of the variety of its offerings.