The best flower shops in NYC

Whatever your budget, we’ve got the best blooms for you with our guide to finding a great flower shop
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By Jennifer Picht, Alyse Whitney and Jordi Lippe-McGraw |
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Since we live in the concrete jungle, it can be hard to find fresh blooms anywhere other than the best parks in NYC. But one thing there isn’t a shortage of in Gotham? Flower shops! NYC is flooded with bodegas and markets that sell lovely bouquets outside on the sidewalk, but if you’re celebrating a special occasion such as a wedding anniversary, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, you’ll need to visit the pros to tackle those floral jobs. The next time you need to impress your boo or make someone smile, use this list to find the best flower shops in NYC for arrangements, corsages, gifts and more.

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Best flower shops in NYC

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Photograph: Courtesy Rosehip Social
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Rosehip Social

icon-location-pin Williamsburg

This Williamsburg shop is a green oasis touting many species of plants and succulents displayed in antique pots and ’70s-inspired vases. However, Rosehip’s blooms and floral arrangements are the brand’s bread and butter. Seasonal bouquets start at $55 and can go up to $220 for a tall and lush “Grand Gesture” design.

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Ditmars Flower Shop

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Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria has much to offer if you’re searching for the perfect gift for someone special. If you need to impress your boo, definitely wander inside this flower shop on the bustling street that creates custom arrangements for preorder and delivery. You can also build your own bespoke bouquet inside the store. Toward the window, you’ll find various small plants and succulents for sale including lucky bamboo housed in a panda vase.

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Stems Brooklyn

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Some may remember Stems Brooklyn as the flower shop–cum-bar that would pour just as many shots of bourbon for your belly as water slugs for potted plants. However, the floral portion of the hybrid business has since moved on from that concept. Now, you can shop for beautiful floral arrangements ranging from Wildflower Bud Vases ($100) to hand-tied bouquets ($50) that are sold directly connected to a yoga studio called Juniper in Prospect Heights.

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Photograph: Courtesy Iris & Virgil

Iris & Virgil

What’s better than having beautiful flowers delivered to your home? Answer: Knowing in a week or month’s time, there will be a brand-new, stunning bouquet on your doorstep—with no effort required from you! Brooklyn flower delivery company Iris & Virgil gets it, which is why the brand offers a subscription-based service for folks who want to brighten their pad or office with fresh blooms on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Each shipment comes with a designer-selected vase, which is replaced every time you receive a new order. Email victoria@irisandvirgil.com to place an order. 

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Banchet Flowers

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Banchet Flowers is known for orchids, both cuttings and plants—especially the rare and unusual kinds. All its bouquets include orchids (unless a client requests otherwise). While simple bunches are available, owner Banchet Jaigla specializes in contemporary arrangements using flowers sourced from as far afield as Asia, Europe, and South America ($175–$1,925). Along with the blossoms themselves, you can take home imported vases, candles and other home decor goods, all chosen with an eye to unique or modern design.

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Designs By Ahn
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Designs By Ahn

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This midtown studio is known for breathtaking custom wedding arrangements to go along with your bridal shop buys, but it also has plenty of options for couples who haven’t put a ring on it yet. Choose from categories like romance, vibrant, modern, classic, unique and plants. Or just roll the dice with a designer’s choice ($100–$1,000), or chat one-on-one with a florist to find a custom option that is perfect for you.

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Élan Flowers
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Élan Flowers

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This stunning Tribeca boutique offers seasonal floral bouquets and arrangements. Delivery ranges from $15 to $50. If you have a long-distance lover, Élan also delivers to parts of Brooklyn and other parts of the city.

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Posies
Photograph: Susan Holt
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Posies

icon-location-pin Upper West Side

A pocket full of posies won’t cost you an arm and a leg at this quaint Upper West Side shop. Signature floral bunches are displayed on a bouquet wall in organized rows. If you really want to woo someone, plan in advance to take one of the after-hours classes by appointment and surprise your bae with a handmade arrangement.

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Flower Girl
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Flower Girl

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Owner Denise Porcaro got her start in the floral business by arranging blooms at The Park, the restaurant where she worked while in film school. She went on to amass a client list that includes Levi’s, the Gramercy Park Hotel and Zac Posen and eventually opened a shop inside the Earnest Sewn store. Now, Porcaro has branched out on her own with this rustic stand-alone retail space, featuring white painted-brick walls that allow seasonal plants. A bevy of in-house items, including handmade shea butter soaps, terrariums, handmade denim aprons and canvas tote bags, are artfully arranged on worn wood tables and shelves.

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Gotham Florist
Photograph: Courtesy Kat Wirsing
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Gotham Florist

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Ordering from this Hell’s Kitchen design studio takes a little planning—it operates by appointment and doesn't accept walk-ins—but its super-detailed website with vibrant photos makes it a breeze. There are many arrangements filled with various buds to choose from starting at $85. Also, it offers same-day delivery in Manhattan, so it’s perfect for procrastinators.

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