The Flower Dispensary
When: Mon – Fri 9:30 – 5 & Sat 10 – 1
Ph: 5223 1459
We have a little secret that we need to share! Oh! Hello Geelong has fallen head over heals for The Flower Dispensary, which seems quite fitting given our recent visit there took place during the same week we celebrated St Valentine’s day! What started out as a crush several months ago has blossomed into a shop love affair and it makes us very excited indeed to be able to share the love. What we love about this gorgeous Pakington Street store is that it is more than simply a florist and gift store; it is a sanctuary, a place dripping with elegance from head to toe.
In the beginning…
They say that patience is a virtue and in the case of the lovely Lyndal Gubbles, she has this in spades! The Flower Dispensary started as a small business idea over 10 years ago when Lyndal, originally from Melbourne, decided she was ready to go it alone in the floristry industry. With her vision, natural creativity and intuition as well as her wealth of experience in floristry, millinery, cosmetics and skin care, Lyndal started the long search for the perfect space to start her business. With a combination of luck and fabulous timing, Lyndal managed to find the space she was looking for and began working with the landlord and her very handy pharmacist husband Ross, to bring her vision to life. After many long hard months of preparation, The Flower Dispensary opened its doors to Geelong.
Since it opened on the first day of spring last year, The Flower Dispensary has offered a magnificent selection of blooms which are stunningly displayed in the centre of the store. Lyndal’s collection of flowers range from the simple rose and tulip to the more contemporary, unique and unusual varieties and come in a diverse palette of colours and shades. Lyndal’s current flower loves are hydrangeas, calla lilies and celosias (which are so nice and velvety to touch), however because her selection changes with the seasons, so do her favourites! Lyndal and her team individually and lovingly wrap your flowers with beautiful paper and ribbon and leave you with a heavenly gift for a friend (or even just for you!). Oh, and if you’re in need of flowers for that very special day, Lyndal can design the perfect bouquet for you to take down the isle!
As well as her divine flowers, Lyndal stocks a quality range of designer gifts and stationary and things to make ourselves as well as our houses look extra pretty. Oh! Hello Geelong loves the gorgeous greeting card selection, the HUGE offering of and TMOD design and O’check stationery, Skulk of Foxes wall clocks, Angus & Celeste vases, iKOU hanging pots, Bride & Wolfe hanging shelves. As well as a lovely accessory collection including fab new brooches by Erst Wilder (laura bought the cutest fox face ever!), run around the garden & we wood. We also love Lyndal’s selection of Bison pottery (and not just because it comes from Canberra!)
And if it’s a little extra indulgence you’re after, Lyndal has shelves full of posh pamper products! Lyndal’s range includes luscious body lotions from Tokyo Milk, Mathias, L’Occitane, Myrtle & Moss, Lolia and Nesti Dente as well as a wide range of candles and oils from brands including Skeem Design and iKOU. We absolutely loved the iKOU candle holder at the counter which filled the whole store with the perfume of green tea and cherry blossom! Yummy.
Loving her local…
Even though Lyndal is a Melbourne lass who will always have a soft spot for her home city, Lyndal strongly values the importance of supporting the local community and has built strong relationships with designers and fellow business owners around Geelong. Good on you Lyndal!
Whilst The Flower Dispensary’s flowers and gift range are truly special, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in the middle of a Vogue Living photo shoot when you walk through the doors! It really is the little (and not so little) design and creative touches that make this store shine so brightly (and what makes us love it so much). From the flooring, to the stunning displays, to the Fab furniture, light fittings and cabinets from places such as the oh so amazing Ducks Nest & Mill Markets and of course the flower display, we can’t forget get the FLOWER display! Ahhh, everything has been thoughtfully and tastefully given the Lyndal touch. You’ll certainly know where to find Oh! Hello Geelong when we need a luxury interiors fix and a little indulgence!
Thanks so much for having us Lyndal!