Ordering online is great, but there’s nothing like personally selecting a beautiful bouquet at one of the best flower shops in Miami. Digging your nose in all of the fresh options, feeling the weight of a stunning arrangement and getting to handwrite a personal note. With that in mind, we’ve plucked a bunch of our favorite local flower shops from every price range, each offering delivery and a range of blooms to choose from. Go the extra mile by taking your loved one/new flame to a nice brunch in Miami or dinner at one of the best Miami restaurants. Spent all your money on flowers? You’ll find plenty of free things to do in Miami as well.
Best flower shops in Miami
For more than eight years, owner Robert Yankowski’s shop has wowed customers with exceptional orchid installations and home designs, such as a delicate, hanging panel made up of single roses. Businesses love him, too, thanks to classic corporate arrangements (lilies, traditional vases) available for delivery from Aventura to South Miami.
Paloma Teppa’s arrangements are veritable works of art, with both traditional and exotic blooms meticulously arranged in sleek, modern vases. Be it a restrained terrarium or a dramatic horse sculpture with hair that’s a floor plant, every piece is a study in innovative design. Delivery is available for smaller creations, such as the popular cacti and money plants.
While you may find roses and other fresh flowers at this Wynwood shop, Sprout Flowers and Coffee is the place to go for succulents, air plants and even bonsais for your home or office. Designs range from creative (plants potted in skull pots) to utterly whimsical, such as a blooming, jellyfish air plant incorporating sea urchin shells.
Downtown Flowers is tucked away in one of Miami's business district’s many skyscrapers but that doesn’t mean it's unseen. This small shop is a major player in the area, in part because it offers locals perks like free delivery in downtown Miami, 15-percent commission for neighboring concierges or receptionists who recommend them and speedy service—as fast as two hours. Arrangements are seasonal, so customers can be sure all blooms will be bright and fresh.
What began in 1912 as a small flower shop in Cuba continues today as a massive operation run by fourth-generation Trias siblings: Joaquin Jr., Hortensia and Julio. Whether you’re shopping online or stopping by for one of many ready-made arrangements, you’ll find everything from reasonably priced, understated yet elegant floral designs to large, over-the-top arrangements filled with exotic blooms. The best part? Trias delivers seven days a week.
After nearly two decades in the business, Pistils & Petals has become a local institution for all things floral. Call on them for last-minute arrangements and same-day delivery as well as for special events and one-of-a-kind designs. Concepts skew high fashion and artsy, though traditional blooms are always available.
Traditional isn’t Avant Gardens’ thing, as the Bird Road flower shop has built a reputation on creating eccentric arrangements in bright, bold colors. When classic blooms like roses get the Avant Gardens treatment, they’re arranged in interesting shapes (think vertically or in a zigzag pattern) and paired with unexpected varieties—from exotic plants to flowers in tall, interesting vases that seemingly defy the laws of gravity. Orders can be placed in store or online, where customers can take advantage of frequent flash sales.
Like its name suggests, More Than Flowers is dedicated to more than just blooms. The downtown Miami shop specializes in creating masterful wedding arrangements, from elaborate arches to delicate bouquets and boutonnieres, and is known for its swift service. Forget an anniversary or birthday and need to send a last-minute gift? More Than Flowers will deliver your purchase in as little as one hour to proximal locations and guarantees same-day service for greater local distances.
Blooms have always been a focus for owner Pearl Meyer, who has a background in horticulture, plus industry experience in Holland. It’s no wonder, then, that clients turn to Meyer and her Coconut Grove staff to create tasteful arrangements using only the freshest flowers (Meyer frequently suggests alternatives if it means using fresher buds). The shop has an on-site café, the Blonde Bistro, so you can pick up an espresso or a snack while you wait.
Find more ways to spoil your sweetie in Miami
For a city that’s weather forecast calls for 100 percent chance of skin year round, Miami’s dessert game is strong. You’ll find Cuban bakeries peddling pastelitos at just about every corner, plus cupcakes and macaron shops sprinkled throughout. For the city’s best croissants, fresh bread and other irresistible treats, consult our bakery guide. Grab a snack to go or settle in and pair your pastries with a strong cup of coffee.