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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

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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Gotham Florist
Photograph: Courtesy Kat Wirsing

11. Gotham Florist

Shopping Flower shops Hell's Kitchen

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.

Ovando
Photograph: Laura Gallant

12. Ovando

Shopping Flower shops Lenox Hill

Dealing in bold colors and minimalist, architectural designs, Ovando is where celebs go when they need to impress their significant others (Maroon 5’s Adam Levine sent a bouquet from the shop to his wife, Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo). Arrangements can range from $185 to over $400. The colors are vibrant and will certainly light up any room.

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13. Spruce

Shopping Flower shops Chelsea

West Village floral emporium Spruce planted a tiny new sampling in Chelsea with a petite shop that showcases sleek minimalist decor. It all reflects the tastes of owner and designer Gaige Clark, who opts for simplicity when it comes to floral. Her clients range from Lincoln Center to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to the Whitney Museum. She also has an attracted list of celebrities, politicians and royalty from around the globe.

Gardenia Organic
Photograph: Courtesy Lindsay Hackney

14. Gardenia Organic

Shopping Flower shops Chelsea

If you’re willing to hand over the reins completely, psychic florist Hannah Ling can tell you what your loved ones really want. This sustainable Chelsea shop can design an arrangement based on a sentiment like joy, love, healing or gratitude or just put together the freshest flowers in its pick-of-the-day bouquet. Either way, it promises that the therapeutic properties of flowers will change your life—and includes a handwritten card for good measure. Same-day delivery is available.

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15. L’Atelier Rouge

Shopping Gifts and stationery Midtown West

This shop is known for creating unique floral art such as made-to-measure arrangements for high-profile events, editorial spreads and, quite frankly, hopeless romantics. You have to call the studio with any orders. Pricing begins at $125 for a standard arrangement, and they are able to tailor each bouquet to whatever preferences you want.

Photograph: Laura Gallant

16. Posy Floral Design

Shopping Gifts and stationery Upper East Side

The husband-and-wife team behind this Upper East Side flower shop specialize in tastefully simple custom designs, uniquely crafted for each client. From precious petit arrangements to luscious compositions, there is something for everyone. Mixed floral arrangements start at $75 and orchid plants from $100.

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17. Starbright Floral Design

Shopping Flower shops Chelsea

In the heart of the Flower District, this store offers a wide range of styles, from traditional to modern. The florists specialize in classy bouquets like a fuchsia-hue arrangement of pink spray roses, lilies and mini carnations displayed in a crystal vase.

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18. Sunny’s Florist

Shopping Flower shops East Village

Owner Sunny Hwang fashions custom arrangements and bouquets of seasonal flowers in this narrow East Village storefront. Offering gorgeous peonies, lilacs, and other traditional blooms, her usual prices are generally budget-friendly. It’s no wonder there’s always a line on holidays. Unfortunately, this shop doesn’t deliver, so you’ll have to call a week before to schedule a pickup.


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Scotts Flowers
Photograph: Courtesy Scotts Flowers

19. Scotts Flowers NYC

Shopping Flower shops Midtown West

This family-owned flower shop is located in Midtown and is known for its long-lasting relationships with customers. It imports flowers from Holland, Italy, New Zealand and South America and has multiple orchid sizes ranging from $95 to $275. The signature collection has a lot of different colors and flowers to choose from, as well.

Ariston Flowers
Photograph: Courtesy Redfield Studio

20. Ariston Flowers

Shopping Flower shops Chelsea

Here you’ll find many collections, making deciding what to purchase for an occasion easy. Choose between the holiday collection, rose collection or floral collection. Or if you just need some greenery, it has lots of house plants, orchids and succulents.

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