There’s no shortage of first-rate florists in San Francisco. The City by the Bay loves flowers, from the bright seasonal ones growing in front of the curiously flowerless Conservatory of Flowers to the wildflowers that bloom after the spring rains. San Francisco, a city of small neighborhood businesses, also loves its neighborhood florists. Here are five favorites:
Farmgirl Flowers: Unusual, exquisite flowers and arrangements set this SoMa florist apart from the rest. Unlike many other florists, who offer countless choices, Farmgirl Flowers offers only one daily arrangement. They use only fresh, local flowers. No chemical-soaked imports made by slave-wage sweatshop workers in developing nations. Springtime selections feature anemones, lilies, bells of Ireland, daffodils, hyacinths, lilacs, roses, tulips and more. Arrangements start at just $30.
Church Street Flowers: This cozy Castro standout custom designs every arrangement according to your style, size and flower preferences. Stephanie, Rachel and Brianna really know their flowers and it shows in their lush, modern arrangements. They specialize in wedding bouquets and arrangements. Their service is personalized, reasonably priced and green-minded– a formula that has kept customers coming back since the trio took over the shop back in 2008. Voted “Best Flower Shop” by the SF Bay Guardian and 7×7 magazine.
Polk Street Florist: Located on Polk Street in Nob Hill, this popular florist is run by Sylvia, who has a reputation for stellar service. They offer a wide variety of flowers, bouquets and floral arrangements to match every style and budget. Right now, they’re featuring tulips, Easter lilies and other spring flowers.
Not Just Flowers: The talent behind this Castro florist, Andrei and Lisa, create stunning individual hand-tied bouquets, corporate flowers, wedding flowers, funeral arrangements and wreaths. They can create amazing floral arrangements for just about any occasion and they do it with unique style that reflects their international roots.
Bell and Trunk Flowers: Many floral fans say this is the best florist in the city, even if it is a little off the beaten path in Potrero Hill. Lots of businesses claim to offer personalized service, but Vanessa really makes an effort to get to know her clients to better choose which flowers best suit their individual personalities. This is particularly good news for those clients who choose their signature luxury home delivery service. Vanessa will visit your home for a walk-through before designing arrangements and scheduling regular deliveries.