November 2019: It’s the season of giving, and nothing says “I’m thinking of you” quite like flowers. In that spirit, we’ve updated our list of Miami’s best flower shops to include a couple of newcomers, plus details on the fun workshops and creative shopping experiences they’re crafting to help you level-up your gift-giving game.
Ordering online is great, but there’s nothing like personally selecting a beautiful, bespoke 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
What is it? After working at several prominent Miami arts organizations, including ICA Miami, De la Cruz Collection and EXILE Books, Sara Darling opened Rose Coloured in 2016 with a mission to bring, she says, “a fresh, elevated aesthetic” to the local floral and event scenes.
Why go? Her Little River storefront doubles as a platform for education and community building as well as artist collaborations, “connecting flower arranging with various art practices.” Special events like a Small Business Saturday pop-up shop and in-store workshops on pottery-making and styling your holiday table add to the bespoke feel of the Rose Coloured brand.
What is it? This local delivery service and brick-and-mortar storefront specializes in custom arrangements and gift boxes, featuring mini bouquets paired with organic chocolate, small-batch wines and other delicious finds.
Why go? Owner Melanie Fernandez sources the best of what’s in season for her bouquets, including funky buds you won’t find at most florists like quicksand roses and colorful dahlias. Organic, effortless and whimsical, “the final piece should feel like it naturally sprung up from the ground,” she says.
What is it? After hustling in the NYC magazine industry for six years, Miami native Elizabeth Jaime moved back home and began “playing with flowers,” she says. That hobby quickly led to paying work with trendy brands like Glossier, Simonett and other clients who covet, as Jaime describes it, “design and the impact that fresh flowers can have in your space.”
Why go? When building one of her “colorful, trendy and tropical-ish” arrangements, Jaime allows color and composition to drive the design. “I like to treat each arrangement as if it’s a sculpture made out of flowers. That way, the client feels like they’re taking home something really special.”
What is it? Ava bills itself as the place to buy high-quality flowers on the cheap.
Why order? Quality and price shouldn’t be mutually exclusive, and they’re not on this site. Avas even sweetens the deal with regular sales and the occasional free shipping.
What is it? An online apothecary that stocks basic necessities, from face wipes and body lotion to perfume, and sells adorable gifts people will want to receive, like scented candles.
Why order? When you’ve sent too many blooms and perhaps it’s time for presents that look and smell like flowers. Plus, like your most all-encompassing neighborhood store, this shop has everything and you won’t have to put pants on to go shopping.
What is it? Robert Yankowski’s shop window display is an eye-catching assortment of avant-garde arrangements and experimental designs. Early on Saturday mornings, the West Grove store is filled with beautiful centerpieces and other special-event blooms.
Why order? There’s more than one way to present a flower and Yankowski has tried them all. Go to him when a traditional bouquet just won’t cut it.
What is it? Your average online flower shop, only this one offers an above-average selection of blooms.
Why order? Dizzy with options? From You breaks it down by occasion and feeling. The Pretty Please makes for a stunning apology.
What is it? More artist studio than a flower shop, Plant the Future presents greenery as exquisite works.
Why order? From a hip, glass terrarium and a trendy potted unicorn to a life-size animal sculpture filled with all different types of blooms, Plant the Future is the place to go for arrangements that make a statement.
What is it? Get yourself a coffee, a cupcake and a truly special floral arrangement at this neighborhood flower shop in Coconut Grove, which also features a small cafe.
Why order? Need something quickly? Owner Pearl Meyer and her team will whip up a custom bouquet in a flash. Local deliveries are also available. Great customer service is Meyer’s thing—name your price, give her the backstory (wedding, proposal, birthday) and let her work her magic. You won’t be disappointed.
What is it? A special event company that helps make every occasion verdant and festive.
Why order? If you don’t have the budget to hire these flower wizards—their work has adorned film events and designer parties—you can treat yourself to one of the adorable bouquets on sale in the flower cart out front.
What is it? One of Miami’s longest-running stores, the fourth-generation, family-owned Trias got its start in Cuba in 1912.
Why order? With an expansive shop off busy Bird Road, Trias is equipped to handle drop-ins and last-minute requests. There’s always an assortment of ready-made arrangements available to pick and go, plus delivery is available seven days a week.
What is it? Its name says it all: the Downtown flower shop creates wedding arrangements, decorates matrimonial arches and chuppah and more.
Why order? Service is speedy and friendly, plus same-day delivery within the hour is available for area businesses.
What is it? Easily recognized by its iconic black-and-white awning, the Alton Road shop is known for creating unique but spendy arrangements. There’s a cooler out front for quick bouquet service.
Why order? Remember that lavish wedding you attended in South Beach? The couple probably got their flowers from this place. Call on Pistils & Petals for one-of-a-kind designs that people will talk about long after they’ve left your party.
What is it? This long-standing flower shop in the heart of Miami’s business district offers free delivery to Downtown customers.
Why order? Forgot a birthday? Need to send a custom bouquet in a pinch? Downtown Flowers provides excellent customer service, taking phone orders from far and wide and hand-delivering arrangements in a timely fashion.
What is it? This Bird Road flower shop built its reputation on creating eccentric arrangements in a kaleidoscope of colors.
Why order? Avant Gardens dares to go where few florists do, focusing mostly on exotic blooms and unconventional designs. Go to them for grand gestures and bold proclamations.
What is it? An expansive outdoor shop that houses a gorgeously diverse selection of greenery.
Why order? While you find mostly plants and succulents at the Midtown Garden Center, the shop sells potted orchids and has a small flower stand where you can get help DIY-ing a thoughtful bouquet.
What is it? Based in Downtown and Manhattan, Luxury Diamond Flower delivers expensive “eternity” roses in Miami and New York City.
Why order? Get dreamy arrangements like the ones you see all over the Kardashians’ Instagrams customized for any special occasion. Designs are upwards of $500 but these preserved roses will stay looking pretty for a whole year.