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need suggestions for flower shops & flower types in Zürich city

I am invited to visit a friend's (F, 20s) house, so I plan to bring some flowers. I have been looking up on online stores of shops in Zürich city, but they seem expensive [or maybe I am just too agnostic of flower price ranges here]. I would appreciate some suggestions of nice flower shops in the city or neaby that have affordable prices for teenagers and perhaps suggestions on appropriate flower types.

Thank you very much
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Re: need suggestions for flower shops & flower types in Zürich city

You could try Migros

https://produkte.migros.ch/sortiment...lumen-pflanzen
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Re: need suggestions for flower shops & flower types in Zürich city

Yes flowers are expensive.
They cost already more for florists to buy in Swizerland than they sell them for in other countries. And then they work on them. Its a craft and that comes with a price.
That said you can find cheaper flowers at a market or if you buy from a farmer.
Don't buy online. Walk into a smaller in a area where people live and not on Bahnhofstrasse and tell them that you have a limited budget.
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Re: need suggestions for flower shops & flower types in Zürich city

Have a look here: https://www.selberpfluecken.ch/blumen-selber-schneiden/
It links to places where you can cut your own flowers (or pick your own fruit, etc.) in Switzerland.

Click on each item, in your case "Blumen" to reach a nice map showing where the fields/farms are. Sometimes you pay the farmer, sometimes there's a lovely trust system with a price per flower and a money-box for you to deposit the purchase price, so be sure to take along a handful of coins.
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Re: need suggestions for flower shops & flower types in Zürich city

You can buy flowers at the out-door markets, for example:
Oerlikon https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/sho...arket-oerlikon
Helvetiaplatz https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/sho...-helvetiaplatz
Bürkliplatz https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/sho...t-buerkliplatz

See the full list, here: https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/wee...kets-in-zurich
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Re: need suggestions for flower shops & flower types in Zürich city

You asked about appropriate flower types, for a teenager.

Avoid white flowers, unless they are amongst some other jolly colours. Some people associate white flowers with funerals, some with virginity. I wouldn't go for lilies, orchids, strelizia or protea (expensive!) either, as those have a bit of a tone of serious flowers for serious (perhaps old) adults.

If you're very much in love, and you know that the other person feels the same way, red roses still are considered The traditional thing. You don't have to buy a dozen, though: just one single long-stemmed rose is a very special gesture.

If you just want to signal friendship, I'm happy we know each other and can have fun together, you're a good person in my life, then yellow flowers are good, as is a bunch wit a mixture of colours. One big sunflower brightens any room.

Often, when you buy a flower or a bunch of flowers, the shop will offer to add some grasses or frilly, decorative greenery to decorate or fill out the arrangment. And sometimes a wrapping with plastic and ribbons. This is not always free of charge!

If you go to a Brockenhaus (second-hand shop) you can sometimes find decorative ribbons for a fraction of the price of new, and decorate the flower by tying a nice bow around it, or just trailing a ribbon through the leaves. You can also upgrade your presentation by putting the flower in a vase (also from the Brockenhaus). And transporting flowers in water, in that vase or even in a cut-off plastic bottle, will keep them fresh.

It can be worth getting a few pieces of large paper (this is usually free with bought flowers, but if you pick your own you can take along newspaper) to wrap around the flowers to protect them, especially against bumps while travelling on public transport.
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Re: need suggestions for flower shops & flower types in Zürich city

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I am invited to visit a friend's (F, 20s) house, so I plan to bring some flowers. I have been looking up on online stores of shops in Zürich city, but they seem expensive [or maybe I am just too agnostic of flower price ranges here]. I would appreciate some suggestions of nice flower shops in the city or neaby that have affordable prices for teenagers and perhaps suggestions on appropriate flower types.

Thank you very much
It is a sweet idea already and not very common for teens, so I wouldn't be stressing over how impressive it is gonna turn out to be - because it will be impressive. A small boutique will be pricey, so pick just one rose and have it wrapped pretty. Or, Denner and Aldi sell lovely full bouquets of roses and other flowers, I'd give them to her just plain, without the paper/celophane.
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Re: need suggestions for flower shops & flower types in Zürich city

I’m always amazed at the quality of flowers at Lidl. Coop and Migros often put theirs on sale and even their full price roses last a full week so it’s good value. Or download the app Too Good to Go. The idea is for grocery stores, bakeries etc to sell or give bakery items etc at the end of the day, but I’ve also seen a lot of flower shops that sell really reduced bouquets that they just haven’t sold.
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Re: need suggestions for flower shops & flower types in Zürich city

I know general stores sell flowers for very convenient prices, but if I were OP I'd still go to a flower shop, would ask the florist to help me choose a few flowers and have her pack them tastefully (and I don't mean wrapping them in plastic)

OP, you don't need to buy big bouquets. And you can mention there your budget and the occasion/relation. People are willing to help.

Edit> I don't know what to recommend in Zurich because I've seen so many interesting shops, I wouldn't even know what to choose.

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