From classic red roses to sweet pea and primrose, here's where to find flowers in Downtown Raleigh for the most romantic day of the year
Valentine's Day 2020 is this Friday, February 14, so you still have time to find the perfect bunch for your beloved (or your bro or babe)!
Some Quick Facts (+ tips at the end of this post):
- Valentine's Day accounts for about 30% of a florist's earnings for the year - making it extra important to shop local to support the brick-and-mortar florists in downtown.
- Red roses are by far the most popular flower bought for valentines, followed by other roses, tulips, carnations, and mixed flowers. This is probably because red roses symbolize love in the Language of Flowers from the Victorian Era.
- Flowers aren't just for the female persuasion! Many men enjoy receiving flowers for Valentine's Day (or any day), and florists can help you pick out the best blossoms for the man in your life.
Fallon's Flowers has served Downtown Raleigh and beyond for nearly a century, and has been located at 700 St. Mary's Street since the 1970s. They are a full-service florist with every type of rose color you could imagine.
Kelly Odom Flowers and Interiors at 102 Glenwood Ave is known for large events and upscale design, but also has a showroom for individual flowers. Try a mixed bouquet for something unique.
Brewery Bhavana features more than their award-winning brewery and restaurant. The florist situated in the center of the space at 218 S Blount St features contemporary design and locally grown flowers.
Petale is a quintessential downtown floral shop located at 15 W Hargett St. Select your bouquet from their buckets of fresh-cut flowers lining the shop or let the owner help create something ideal.
Carlton's Flowers at 609 Glenwood Ave has all you need and more for Valentine's Day arrangements. Give them a call and let them know what you're looking for, and they can suggest just the thing for your sweetheart.
For something to last longer than roses, pick up a plant from Logan's "One Stop Garden Shop" at 707 Semart Dr. Our suggestion: this primrose plant. They were used in medieval times to make love potions.
And finally, for something as long-lasting as your love, pick up a low-care plant (and a cheeky planter, too) from The ZEN Succulent at 208 S Wilmington St.
Tips & Tricks
- Plan ahead! If you have specific flowers you'd like to get your sweetie pie, put your order in early. This not only helps you get exactly what you're looking for, but helps the florists know if they should get more flowers in stock.
- Refill & refresh the vase water! Most vase arrangements will last a while, especially high-quality floral arrangements, as long as you keep the water in the vase full and fresh. Every few days, dump all of the water out of the vase and fill it anew. You could also trim the ends of the flower stems a little to help them drink it better.
- Save money! Skip the vase and buy a wrapped bouquet to arrange at home yourself. Opt to pick up the flowers instead of paying for delivery. And know what your budget is when going in - the florist will work with you on finding something that suits your needs and costs.
That's it! For other ideas, check out our DTR Valentine's Day Gift Guide. And Happy Valentine's Day!
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218 S Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27601-1408
609 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27603
700 St Mary's St
Raleigh, NC 27605
Kelly Odom Flowers and Interiors
102 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27603
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr
Raleigh, NC 27604
The ZEN Succulent
208 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601