Passionate about floristry

Time for flowers is the only florist in Orpington town centre – you will find us in the open air entrance to The Walnuts Shopping Centre, opposite Francis Chappel and the Premier Inn. Parking is available at several nearby points. The business has been here for over 30 years but has been owned and run by Sue Ball since 2008 and her talented team of florists have worked together for the last 13 years. Fresh flowers and beautiful arrangements are available, in a variety of styles from simple to sophisticated, contemporary or traditional.

Passionate about their profession, the florists create stunning bespoke bouquets at very competitive prices and much work comes from personal recommendation.


There is always a selection of freshly made bouquets ready to go or stems may be individually selected and your bouquet made to order. These can be hand delivered within the local area as well as nationwide with a reliable and personal relay service. Ready-made hanging baskets are available and provide bright splashes of seasonal colour.

Sue trained whilst working with the head florist in a well-known Sidcup shop and holds an NVQ Level 3 in retail management. This experience and qualification gives Sue a unique insight into the retail environment. Top quality plants and flowers, creative flair and consistently high standards of customer service are the foundations on which she has built her successful business.

Flowers and floral arrangements are provided for weddings, funerals and corporate contracts, such as commercial offices and restaurants. The florists at Time for flowers create the perfect floral gift for all occasions including:

Corporate Events, Parties, New births, Special Occasions, New Home, Retirement, Anniversaries.

Supporting the local community

We always stock a wide range of seasonal flowers and indoor plants, encompassing both traditional and more unusual plants. Sue believes in supporting the local community, 80% of the stock being sourced from local wholesalers and growers, which ensures longevity and freshness. Plants, such as hardy perennials, seasonal bedding and annuals, are very popular with enthusiastic gardeners, who know the plants they purchase will thrive when grown at home. Ready- made hanging baskets are available and provide bright splashes of seasonal colour.

Time for flowers aim to help and support the local community by sponsoring the monthly Local Hero section in the Life in Orpington and Life in Bromley magazines.  Each monthly winner is invited to the shop to receive a hand tied bouquet. Click here to see the latest winners.

Small gifts, such as vases, photo frames or candleholders are sourced from local businesses and incorporated with floral arrangements to personalise your floral gift.

Nationwide & International relay service

When orders are placed which are outside the local area, we participate with other florists in a nationwide and international network, to provide their own relay service. Where the network does not cover a certain area, Sue researches a local florist, speaks to them personally and checks online reviews, to confirm they meet her exacting standards. By undertaking responsibility for the whole process, nothing is left to chance and clients receive the best quality flowers. It also ensures that there is no deduction for an intermediary and the order arrives within the specified time frame. Time for flowers has an excellent reputation in Orpington, because of these personal touches and has built up a loyal following within the local community.

Everyone has their own personal reason to buy flowers. Sometimes it’s for a special celebration, a time of consolation, flowers for love or sadness. Some people enjoy the beauty and soft scent of fresh flowers in their home, others want them when they can’t find the right words. Time for flowers will always have the floral solution.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Our Services

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The florists here at Time for flowers welcome your call or visit, be it for a single stem or a floral arrangement for a special occasion, you will always be welcomed. Please call on