A new addition to Newmarket, Flowers by Clareville is a hidden gem in Osborne Lane. It might be the smallest flower shop in Auckland, tucked in a corner, but it’s full of fresh and dried flowers and gifts such as candles. Open 7 days.
Clareville florist is the space that Clare has always dreamt of, its name a combination of her own and her village.
She studied and trained in New Zealand, her formal journey with flowers starting back in 2007.
Claire gained further work experience in Seoul, Korea, involved with events such as weddings and magazine shoots. Upon her return to Auckland in 2012, she focused on retail floristry, marrying the details of Korea with the New Zealand wildness to develop her own style.
The florist strives for bespoke garden style, inspired by the seasons and the wild flowers that bloom alongside country roads. She believes flowers should be a part of daily life as well as special occasions.
Clare also greatly enjoys dried flower arrangements, which are becoming evermore popular and provide longer lasting installations, and joy!
Clareville has just turned one year old, and Clare has been thrilled with the journey so far. She hopes it will become a place that many others will come to enjoy.