Looking for a local flower shop on Florida’s Gulf Coast?
No worries, because we’ve done all the legwork for you, researching websites and sifting through tons of reviews to come up with a list of the 8 best flower shops in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, Florida. We’ve chosen what we think is the best of the best, based on customer service and fresh quality flowers.
Check out the websites listed below for online portfolios and an idea of what these florists offer. Most support online orders.
Our Picks: Best Local Flower Shops in Tampa
2730 W. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
Jennie’s has been an institution in West Tampa since 1952, when Jennie Campisi started selling flowers from her husband’s Columbus Drive market. Flowers are purchased directly from growers for the freshest blooms possible and the service is impeccable. This flower shop was voted Best Florist by the U.S. Business Association in 2008 and continues to dominate the local market.
Apple Blossoms Floral Designs
3627 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
Apple Blossoms Owner Scott Darhower has made a name for himself as a floral designer, voted Best Tampa Florist for the last three years. The shop consistently produces unique, highly artistic arrangements. Services include flower delivery and weddings, though be warned: Scott is in high demand and dates fill up fast. Do call ahead.
Botanica International Design Studio
4062 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
Botanica is really in a league all its own. Owned by internationally acclaimed floral designer Ian Prosser, a native of Scotland, this floral design studio has created flower arrangements for celebrities and presidents alike. From studios in Tampa and Orlando, Botanica offers a full range of high-end floral services, mostly for large events and weddings.
Phelps Farm Orchids Inc.
15808 Timberwood Drive
Tampa, Florida 33625
If you’re looking for flowers for a gardener or someone who really appreciates something special and unique, a drive out to Phelps Farm Orchids near Halfmoon Lake might be well worth the trip. They offer a wide variety of orchids, but Cattleyas are a specialty. Delivery is available and their nursery is open by appointment only.
Our Picks: Best Local Flower Shops in St. Petersburg
Carter’s Florist & Greenhouses
2200 22nd Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Located in the Highland Oaks neighborhood, Carter’s has been in business for 53 years. Visit their showroom, floral studio and greenhouse to choose from an array of exotic orchids, fragrant lilies, golden sunflowers and rare blue roses. Carter’s is also very user friendly, with its own Floral App and online Design-Your-Own capability. Be sure to check out the Ladies’ Night Design Classes, too.
Redman Steele Floral Design Studio
6700 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Fresh, lush flowers and exquisite design have made Redman Steele one of the most prominent floral studios in all of Florida. Stop by this upscale shop for a glimpse of the beautiful displays and a daily dose of jazz. Services include local flower delivery, wedding, events and sympathy bouquets. Voted Best of the Bay in 2011.
Our Picks: Best Local Flower Shops in Clearwater
Flower Market Florist
1919 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
Consistently beautiful flowers and great customer service have created a loyal following for the Flower Market Florist in Clearwater. Cala lilies and Birds of Paradise are among the more unusual species used by this local shop, and the rose bouquets are especially fragrant and charming. Beach weddings are a specialty!
Hassell Florist, Inc.
1679 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33755
Hassell has been in business in Clearwater since 1959 and the Drew Street building has a definite retro look—very old style Florida. With master designers on staff, Hassell offers a complete range of floral services, including delivery, weddings and events. Specialties include dish gardens, tropical arrangements and a Just for Men section.
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