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Best Florists in Washington DC

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Washington DC Florists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Rockville, MD 20852

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4.0 (48)

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Palace Florists is a third-generation, family owned and operated floral shop serving the Washington DC area from Rockville since 1943. The team of florists can create arrangements for any occasion, as well as baskets containing plants such as succulents, fruit, or even gourmet foods. For wedding customers, Palace Florists provides a consultant to work with the couple throughout the process, supporting any size or style wedding. Floral workshops are available for community members who want to learn more about flower arranging. Businesses can rent plants or schedule floral delivery services for offices and events.

Washington, DC 20011

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4.0 (4)

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Convention Floral is a family-owned florist in business since 2007. Convention Floral's head florist comes from a background of hotel and event floral arrangement and brings that experience to this independent business. All flowers are ordered directly from local suppliers as soon as customers place their order so that flowers are at their freshest. Customers planning a wedding will begin the process with a complimentary consultation to ensure the perfect flowers and design. In addition to event flowers, Convention Floral offers a range of bouquets, wreaths, boutonnieres, corsages, sympathy flowers, gift baskets, plants, and more.

Fort Washington, MD 20744

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4.0 (14)
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5.0 (6)

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John Sharper Florist is a family owned and operated business dating back to the early 1900’s and serving the entire Washington metro area. In addition to bouquets and other flower arrangements for celebrating occasions, John Sharper Florist offers many gift options. These include gift baskets, stuffed animals, balloons, candies, cards, plants, dish gardens, dried floral arrangements, and silk flowers. John Sharper Florist will also create personalized flower arrangements for weddings, funerals, and other events.

Washington, DC 20008

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4.5 (56)

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Allan Woods Flowers has over 35 years of experience as a high-end florist in Washington's Woodley Park area. Allan Woods Flowers' designers work with a wide range of clients to create luxurious arrangements with a natural aesthetic from high-quality flowers sourced both locally and internationally. Gift options include bouquets, baskets, plants, orchids, and more. Allan Woods Flowers' wedding specialists work with each couple to design flowers that perfectly complement the venue and vision. In addition to weddings, designers also create floral arrangements for events as diverse as a birthday party or a black tie gala. High-quality and discreet corporate flower deliveries are also available.

Washington, DC 20001

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3.8 (24)
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5.0 (9)

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Johnnie's Florist has over 20 years of experience serving the Washington area. Johnnie's Florist offers a range of floral arrangements and gifts including potted plants and baskets. The florists and designers can create arrangements for many occasions and events including bouquets, wreaths; and corsages, boutonnieres, and hairpieces for prom. Designers work with customers to create bouquets, flower arrangements and on-site decorating for weddings, parties, funerals, and corporate events. Delivery is available locally, as well as worldwide.

Washington, DC 20001

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4.0 (72)
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4.8 (26)

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Lee's Flower and Card Shop was established in 1945 and is still family-owned and operated today, serving the Washington DC area. Lee's Flower Shop offers a variety of gifts and flower arrangements to celebrate, offer sympathy, and show appreciation for loved ones. Its florists can also work with customers to create bouquets and flower arrangements for a wedding or other event. Same day delivery is available for orders made before 1:00 p.m. and Lee's helps customers fulfill cross-country and even international flower delivery orders.

Alexandria, VA 22314

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4.9 (114)
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4.6 (55)
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5.0 (28)

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Helen Olivia Flowers is a high-end retail florist with over ten years serving the Washington metro area from its Alexandria shop. Helen Olivia flower arrangements have a distinctive style and use the fresh, high-quality flowers. Delivery is available to Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda, Falls Church, Great Falls, McLean, Potomac, and Washington, DC. Helen Olivia's wedding team works with couples to design the perfect flowers for their wedding and budget. Floral design workshops are also available for budding flower enthusiasts.

Washington, DC 20009

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Flowers on 14th is a Washington florist offering flower arrangements, gift baskets, and potted plants with delivery in the Washington area. Gift baskets include fruit, candy, and gourmet options. Flower arrangements include designs for a variety of occasions. Flowers on 14th is happy to work with couples to create their wedding flower arrangements.

Washington, DC 20017

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Petals, Ribbons, and Beyond is a Washington DC florist shop open six days a week, offering flower arrangements and floral gifts. All floral orders are hand-arranged and delivered to the Washington area, and Petals, Ribbons, and Beyond can arrange nationwide delivery through their network of florists. In addition to floral arrangements and plants, florists create personalized gifts and baskets based on customers' phone and online orders.

Bethesda, MD 20814

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3.5 (55)

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Bethesda Florist has over 50 years of experience creating beautiful floral arrangements for the Washington metro area. Its large inventory of fresh flowers includes tropicals, and florists can transform any of them into contemporary or traditional arrangements. Dried floral arrangements are also available, as well as plants, dish gardens, and gourmet, fruit, and gift baskets. Bethesda offers same-day delivery for all orders received before noon, to anywhere in the United States. Bethesda Florist works with couples to design wedding bouquets, arrangements, and cake decorations for any budget.

Alexandria, VA 22314

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4.8 (79)
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4.5 (75)
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5.0 (17)

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The Enchanted Florist is an Alexandria florist with more than 25 years experience serving the Washington metro area. Enchanted Florist designers work with each client to create the perfect design and have longstanding relationships with many venues, allowing them to use the space effectively in their floral designs. The Enchanted Florist handles weddings, parties, everyday floral arrangements, and gifts and is happy to work with businesses to provide floral arrangements on a contract basis.

Washington, DC 20003

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4.9 (35)
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3.5 (34)

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Surroundings Flowers and Events is a Washington floral design company with many years of experience creating beautiful designs. Surroundings will create beautiful floral designs for events ranging in size from intimate gatherings to galas with guests numbering in the thousands. Surroundings will also work with couples to create the perfect wedding flowers. Businesses can rely on Surroundings for seasonal decor and regularly scheduled deliveries of flowers for lobbies and office spaces.

Alexandria, VA 22314

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4.5 (41)

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Bloom Fresh Flowers is an artisan florist, offering high-end floral designs to hotels, businesses, and private homes in Alexandria and the Washington DC Metro area. Bloom Fresh Flowers' creative designs have won awards and been featured in local and national publications. The florist creates flower arrangements for weddings, corporate events, and private parties, in addition to offering beautiful bouquets for gifts, sympathy flowers, and to decorate the home.

Washington, DC 20019

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4.1 (33)
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4.5 (15)
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4.3 (6)

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Crystals Flowers is a Washington area floral and gift shop offering flower arrangements for all occasions. Crystals Flowers has a variety of floral arrangements, gift baskets, greeting cards, plants, silk and dried flower arrangements, and more for expressing sympathy or celebrating loved ones. Crystal Flowers also provides floral arrangements for weddings and funerals.

Compare our Top Florists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Palace Florists
Rockville, MD 20852
Convention Floral
Washington, DC 20011
John Sharper Inc. Florist
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Allan Woods Flowers
Washington, DC 20008
Johnnie's Florist Inc.
Washington, DC 20001
Lee's Flower and Card Shop
Washington, DC 20001
Helen Olivia Flowers
Alexandria, VA 22314
Flowers on 14th
Washington, DC 20009
Petals, Ribbons, and Beyond
Washington, DC 20017
Bethesda Florist
Bethesda, MD 20814
The Enchanted Florist
Alexandria, VA 22314
Surroundings Flowers and Events
Washington, DC 20003
Bloom Fresh Flowers
Alexandria, VA 22314
Crystals Flowers and Gift Shop
Washington, DC 20019

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Hiring a florist can be the extra touch you need for a special event, such as a celebration, wedding, or corporate event. However, most people don’t have experience hiring a professional florist, so knowing where to start can seem overwhelming. We answer some of the most common questions to help you make an informed decision.

  • What is a florist?

    A florist is a person who works with flowers and plants, providing floral design services, creating floral arrangements, and selling flowers. Floral arrangements and design services can range from creating small bouquets, wreaths, and centerpieces to crafting large floral display walls.

  • What does a florist do?

    A florist sells floral arrangements or floral design services to individual consumers and businesses. The florist can work with the customer to understand their floral vision (specific flowers, colors, etc.) and execute on the request. Additionally, florists often work in flower and plant shops, where they care for the flowers and arrange bouquets to sell.

  • What is floral design?

    Floral design is the process of using certain flowers and plants to create a unified and aesthetically pleasing display. Floral design will take into consideration how the colors and scents all work together. Additionally, floral design looks to achieve a balanced final result, so a single plant or flower doesn’t dominate.

  • What do floral designers do?

    Typically, floral designer is another term for a florist. However, many professionals who brand themselves as “floral designers” versus “florists” do so because they’re exceptionally skilled at arranging floral bouquets and displays. A floral designer works with flowers and plants, including silk or dried varieties.

  • How do florists keep flowers fresh?

    Florists have “tricks of the trade” to keep flowers fresh as long as possible. One of the most important is storing flowers at appropriate temperatures. Some may need direct sunlight and warmth, while others require cool temperatures and indirect light. A florist knows how to store different types of flowers to maximize their longevity.

  • How can I make flower arrangements last longer?

    To help flower arrangements last as long as possible:

    • Use the floral “food” packet
    • Trim flower stems before placing them in water
    • Remove extra foliage and dying parts of the flowers
    • Change the water every two days
    • Keep floral arrangements in a shaded, cool spot in indirect sunlight