Summer in Scotland is sometimes grey and cloudy so, I absolutely love nothing more than bringing some colour and nature inside my home. Edinburgh is blessed with many beautiful parks and gardens but I sometimes find it tricky to find a really excellent variety of flowers and plants for my home without having to travel far. Narcissus Flowers on Broughton Street is a shop that is hard to walk by without buying at least something. The smell and the colours as I walk past are intoxicating and as a self confessed cactus collector, it has one of the best selections I have found in Edinburgh to date.
The shop stocks plants from small to big, I especially love picking up a tiny little cactus as a house-warming gift (they are just so adorable!). If you are more of a flower fan, this shop will not disappoint with colours and smells from all over the world, and being able to pick and buy single flowers, you will be able to create a bouquet for any occasion. It makes a really special, personalised present for someone instead of buying the average supermarket selection and you can benefit from the helpful and incredibly knowledgeable staff.
It really is a perfect place to make your home ready for summer and it even holds classes if you are interested in learning more about being a florist!