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Top Five Manhattan Flower Shops

By Travel Savvy

Regardless of the occasion, flowers are always the right gift. In town to meet your girlfriend’s mom for the first time? Bingo. Calling from out-of-town to impress someone? Yep. Maybe you’re just hoping to brighten up your desk, and a little glass jar of roses is all you need.

New York City urbanites are picky when it comes to florists--because the right nyc florist will know how to dazzle with perfect flower arrangements. For Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s or just because, we’ve named five of our favorite flower-peddlers here.

Exterior shot of Ovando 1

Photo Credit: Ovando


19 East 65th Street

Monday-Sunday 10AM-6PM


Owner Sandra de Ovando has been dazzling New York with her stunning talent since 2003, when she owned just one small floral boutique in the West Village. Since then, her empire has grown to include three retail shops in Manhattan and the Hamptons as well as a 2,500 square foot design studio where her team fulfills larger production projects for retail windows, corporate assignments and weddings. Celebrities love her work too; Adam Levine of Maroon 5 has been known to impress his Victoria’s Secret Angel, Behati Prinsloo with stunning Ovando bouquets.

Image inside of Flower Girl shop 2

Photo Credit: Flower Girl

Flower Girl

245 Eldridge Street

Monday-Saturday 11AM-7PM; Sunday 11AM-6PM


Flower Girl’s founder, Denise Porcaro, has a background in set design; this nyc florist's creativity is apparent in every lush arrangement. According to an interview with A Guest of a Guest,  her clients cover every possible avenue and industry in the city, from “American Eagle Outfitters, Bowery Bar, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Cartier, Chanel, Ciroc, Club Monaco, Drew Barrymore, Elle Magazine, HBO, and endless more weddings, special events, restaurants, hotels, magazines, galleries, and homes.”

Owner Banchet Jaigla in Banchet Flowers 3

Photo Credit: Banchet Flowers

Banchet Flowers

447 W 16 Street

Monday- Friday 9AM-7PM


Banchet Jaigla’s childhood in lush, verdant Thailand has contributed to her excellent sense of visual expression.  Coupled with remarkable eye for detail, her dramatic flare comes through with each arrangement. Banchet’s working relationships with growers from all over the globe (including her family in Holland) means that her Manhattan flower shop often carries blooms not found elsewhere.

Ode à la Rose arrangement of flowers 4

Photo Credit: Ode à la Rose

Ode à la Rose

120 W 28th Street

Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM; Saturday 10AM-2PM; Sunday Closed


Parisians do it better--at least they do at Ode a La Rose. French florists Olivier Plusquellec and Louis Brunet launched this stylish shop after moving to New York City and finding no options for hand-tied bouquets that were at once simplistic yet elegant. This online-based shop custom creates each order, can handle your request for a same-day flower delivery, and provides you, the sender, with a photo of the arrangement before it leaves the shop.

Big Apple Florist Arrangment 5

Photo Credit: Big Apple Florist

Big Apple Florist

228 E 45th Street

Monday-Friday 8AM-6PM; Saturday 9AM-5PM; Sunday 9AM-3PM


This luxury midtown Manhattan florist has been serving all of Manhattan for over seven decades. Much of their business is corporate-based--they ship plenty of potted plants and greenery to offices and high rises scattered across town. Same-day flowers and last minute requests are easily honored; their delivery staff handles orders from 9AM to 6PM every weekday.


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