There's pretty much a florist on every corner of Cairo these days and Cairenes have no qualms in marking an occasion with an over-the-top bouquet of flowers. More than just a token gift for the mother-in-law or angry wife, wedding season is when the city's best florists shine.
But while flowers are an easy way to add a little shine to any occasion, the Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Award winners in the category of Floristry & Floral Design, we have a group that stands petals above the rest with a rare quality and flair.
Though Bellissimo can be rightly considered something of a full-on event planner that can help you with everything from researching themes, to booking photographers, it's the shops expert versatile service in floral design that makes it one of the best florists in Cairo.
Creativity is at the heart of Box of Roses' growing popularity in Heliopolis and beyond. With some truly brilliant flower-based gift packages, the shop has also garnered a loyal following for the fantastic service and staff.
Maadi florist, Fleurinjy, has been on many a speed-dial for some time now as a go-to for flower-appropriate occasions. With a variety of floristry options fit for all occasions, the shop is also one of the best when it comes to promptness.
Having begun life in a small shop in New Cairo Flower Power's often stunning floral arrangements has seen it expand to be one of the most popular florists in the city, thanks to its clean, modern approach that isn't afraid to keep things simple and chic.
A gardening enthusiast's haven, Khadra in Sheikh Zayed sells everything from herbs to tree and has been championing green-living vehemently, while also offering a more wholesome approach to floristry fuelled by its love of the great outdoors.
Described as 'Floral Design Gallery', Outside In stands out from the rest of the category winners for one reason: it sells artificial flowers, not real ones. While most fake foliage often looks cheap, Outside In's arrangements make for some outstanding, and lasting, interior decor pieces.
Touch of Flower
Despite offering everything from entertainment booking to dance-floor instillations as part of its event-planning exploits, the way Touch of Flower applies its already excellent floral designs to other elements of an event have made them popular amongst newly-weds.
For more on the 2016 Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Awards, click here, where you can find all of this year's winners.