our story

About us.

When you walk into Eros Florist, you are welcomed by a feast of colour and the fragrance of fresh flowers in a flower paradise.

“Eros” stands for “love” in Greek. At Eros Florist we are passionate about flowers, with that in mind, we strive to make very order, whether placed in the shop, over the phone or online. We aim to make the ordering of your flower or gift hamper a pleasing experience.

Meanings and history of the name Eros: | Edit. “Eros” stands for “Love” in Greek. And in Greek Mythology, he was a young god (of love, affection, desire, and beauty), the son of Aphrodite, who was armed with arrows that caused the victim to fall in love. Equivalent to Roman “Cupid.”

 

Eros Florist is close to the University of Pretoria and has been part of Pretoria’s landscape since the 1950’s. Beatrice’s late parents bought Eros Florist in December 1974. The original shop was located in Hatfield Galleries, close to “ Japies “ as many old university  Students may remember. As a schoolgirl Beatrice spent many Saturdays and school holidays helping in the flower shop and joined her Mom at Eros Florist full-time in 1981. 1988 Eros Florist opened a 2nd shop in Hatfield Plaza. In the late 1990’s Ken, Beatrice’s husband joined the team at Eros Florist.

From our florist business in Hatfield, we deliver flowers and gift hampers to most of the suburbs in Pretoria, Pretoria North, Centurion, Montana, Pretoria East and Pretoria Central. For a complete list of suburbs that we deliver to view our delivery tab. Through our network of partners florists, we offer our customers nationwide and International delivery. We are members of Interflora, Bloomable (previously SA Florist) & Teleflorist. Eros Florist offers a same day delivery service, provided the order is received before the cut- off time. Eros Florist are not an agent of netflorist.co.za

Eros Florist has been voted best florist in Pretoria by The Pretoria News Readers Choice Awards for 13 consecutive years from 2006 – 2018, and award that the team at Eros Florist are extremely proud of.

Whether you are sending a gift to celebrate a special occasion, get well wishes or thoughts of sympathy, we know the gift is an emotional gift.

Besides being  a flower shop that you can come in to see what we can create for you and place your order, you can conveniently  phone us or visit our online store and order your flowers online.

Eros Florist have also taken over The Flower Bucket from 1 October 2017. We have also incorporated their floral staff and a deliver team under Eros Florist wing.

All of Eros Florists products are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If our service does not meet your standards, we will gladly replace or give a full refund. As the product vary from season to season, Eros Florist reserves the right to substitute were necessary. We pride ourselves with value for money.

Eros Florist is a South African florist who purchases regularly in Johannesburg at the Multiflora fresh flower auction for a supply of fresh flowers and plant. Eros Florist also stocks a range of dried fruit, chocolates and South African favorite Biltong and Dried Wors. Eros Florist hamper range also includes snacks as well as baby hampers. With a team of talented florists and a dedicated team to pack the gift hampers. Eros Florist will delight with every arrangement sent out. Eros Florist can arrange to send floral and gift hampers in South Africa as well. We manage our own fleet of delivery vans and are able to send same day deliveries Service  to

    • Pretoria
    • Pretoria CBD
    • Pretoria West
    • Pretoria East
    • Centurion
    • Pretoria North
    • Tshwane
  • Arcadia

 

Awards

Eros Florist has been voted “Best Florist in Pretoria” for 13 consecutive years by “Pretoria News readers choice”. From 2006 to 2018.

Voted best florist 2006 to 2018. Pretoria News readers choice

Voted best florist 2006 to 2018. Pretoria News readers choice

National Floristry Training Programme

All of our florists and management team at Eros Florist are either level 1 or 2 trained by Interflora South Africa or have completed a full time apprenticeship. Beatrice Archer is a qualified National Tutor. You can therefore have confidence that our staff will give you their best advice about your flowers and create something truly stunning.

Own Designs

Create your own design to send to a loved one. Our staff can offer advice and help you put together the perfect gift. We offer different designs on Hand tied flowers, Bouquets, Flower arrangements, Vases, Planted arrangements, Funeral wreaths and coffin sprays. You can also select gifts, such as sparkling wine, dried fruit, hampers, wines, balloons, chocolates or teddies and soft toys.

Weddings and Functions

Eros Florist can help you with your big day by providing the perfect flower arrangements. Whether you are having an intimate gathering or a giant marquee we can design flowers to help make your event even more special. Eros Florist are able to design flowers for the bride and groom, the wedding party and venue.

Contact us to arrange a consultation with Beatrice Archer.

Business Hours

Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17.00
Saturday: 08:00 – 13.00
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

Meet Beatrice (Blom) Archer

Beatrice is a second generation florist. Her late Mother Molly Botha was a professional florist. Learning the trade from within the different florist Molly worked for. On the 1st December 1974 Molly Botha became the proud owner of Eros Florist. Beatrice was still at school, so afternoon’s, weekends and holidays were spent in her Mom’s shop learning the trade and assisting staff and clients alike.

Beatrice finished school and decided to join the world of high fashion and sales. Rising quickly in the group she was soon managing a fashion chain retail store, Beatrice became the youngest manager in the early 1980. After careful consideration Beatrice decided to join her Mother in the shop to take over the marketing and management of Eros Florist. The rest we can say is history as Beatrice started to take to arranging flowers and plants. Beatrice started to buy flowers at the Pretoria fresh produce market back in 1982, doing away with a flower agent. This set Eros Florist as a leader and the start of 2 outlets in Hatfield Pretoria.

Eros Florist had also joined Interflora African Areas (PTY) Ltd a worldwide floral relay organization on the 23 February 1975.

“Beatrice has represented the Northern District of Interflora at the National Designer of the Year competition on two occasions. She has also served on numerous committees as well as headed others.

Beatrice became a National Interflora Floristry Tutor. On a continual basis they offer training to our Interflora Members and their staff.  This has provided Beatrice with the background to constantly train and educate the staff at Eros Florist.

A National Interflora Judge, was the next step, which means that one has to keep oneself updated with the latest International trends in the floral Industry, as a national judge, judging floral designers at a very competition level can be both rewarding and taxing. Beatrice has endeavour to learn new skills from Floral Masters from Europe. Gregor Lersch and Wally Klett have been both an inspiration and motivation to share with interesting parties within Africa.

The flowers for ‘Interflora’ TV campaign, aired on DSTV in 2008, were done by Eros Florist on behalf Interflora African Areas.”