Des Moines has plenty of chain florists, but why not support a local flower shop? These florists can tackle all of your needs, from a casual “thinking of you” bouquet to wedding flowers.
Boesen the Florist
If you live in the Des Moines area, you’ve no doubt heard of Boesen the Florist, a company that started serving the community in 1923 and has been passed down three generations. The main location is at 3422 Beaver Ave. in Des Moines, but you’ll also find locations at Kaleidoscope at the Hub, Clocktower Square, 7th & Grand downtown, 801 Grand and 3801 Ingersoll Ave. The hours of the main Beaver location are 8-5:30 Monday through Saturday.
Boesen boasts an Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau. Boesen uses the latest technology to keep the flowers as fresh and long-lasting as possible. You can also use their online ordering system, which is an advanced system for quality service.
Another Des Moines favorite is Doherty’s at 1536 2nd Ave. in Des Moines. It is a family-owned flower shop that delivers to all metro areas. Hours are 8-5 on Mondays, 8-5:30 Tuesday through Friday, and 9-2 on Saturdays. Doherty’s excels at customer service with quality floral arrangements for any occasion. They handle fresh flowers, tropicals, plants, silk arrangements, dried floral arrangements and gift baskets. Doherty’s also offers online ordering for your convenience.
Plaza Florist & Gifts
Head to 6656 Douglas Ave in Urbandale to check out Plaza Florist & Gifts. The store is open from 8-6 Monday through Friday and 8-3 on Saturday, or you can order online. With over 50 years of service to the Des Moines metro area, Plaza Florist has you covered when it comes to flowers, gifts, wine and candy.
The owner, Sandy Taylor, spends her time designing arrangements and working the shop’s gardens. She focuses on creating a creative, family-friendly show with an uplifting atmosphere. In addition to the floral work from Plaza Florist, the shop hosts classes for making your own home decor.
Nielsen Flower Shop
If you live on the west side of the Des Moines metro, check out Nielsen Flower Shop. Located at 1600 22nd St in West Des Moines, Nielsen Flower Shop has served the area as a family run business since 1934. The store is open from 8:30-5 Monday through Friday and from 9-3 on Saturdays. In addition to fresh flowers, Nielsen Flower Shop offers tropical flowers, plants and balloon bouquets. The shop delivers to all metro cities and offers online ordering.
Blooming in Des Moines
Whether you need a funeral arrangement or wedding flowers, a gift for your boss or a gift for your spouse, these local Des Moines floral shops serve your needs. With so many quality options, you’re a winner no matter which shop you choose.