One of my sources of great joy here in Berlin is being able to buy flowers and plants. They are beautiful, cheap and abundant. Every street seems to have a flower shop. We can buy flowers for as cheap as €1-2 and a beautiful big bouquet can be purchased for €8. Potted flowers for as cheap as €1.25/pot.
In Jakarta TD found it a bit expensive in the places we knew to buy, so he didn’t like me buying flowers at all. Expats tend to be overcharged in Jakarta and the flower stores didn’t really have prices on display. The only times we ever bought flowers, it was in potted plants so they last longer. However I had difficulty keeping them alive because of the intense afternoon sun that faced our apartment. Many of them died despite my best efforts so I gave up and learned to buy beautiful fake ones.
My birthday bouquet from TD. The big white flower is currently my favorite. I have no idea what they are called though.
Here are a few of the Instagram photos I’ve taken of different flowers, herbs and potted plants we’ve gotten here in Berlin.
There are flower shops everywhere, but we still like to look for the best prices so we usually get our flowers and plants from:
- IKEA – beautiful and cheap flowers €2, orchids €4, carnivorous plants €4, leafy plants and pots!
- Winterfeldtplatz Farmers Market – 3 or 4 small potted plants for only €5, great selection of herbs too
- Blütenreich U- Bhf Adenauerplatz – Where I buy weekly, it’s the best priced flower shop in the underground station
- Lidl Supermarket – potted herbs like basil and parsley for only €1.49
For the white balcony pots with trays, they can be purchased at BAUHAUS.
Where do you buy your flowers in Berlin and why? I would love to here where other Berliners like to shop!
*Prices in this post are to the best of my recollection. They may change without notice. Kindly check the original source for updated information.