8 Great Plant Shops and Florists in Lower Manhattan
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New York City’s ever-growing volume of plant and flower shops gives new meaning to the phrase “urban jungle.” An urban oasis—formerly your home or office—is just a shopping trip away at the best plant shops and florists in Lower Manhattan.
With fans including VOGUE and In Style, there’s no question that Flower Girl
is a florist for New York City’s stylish set. Undoubtedly inspired by its New York surroundings, the shop stocks bouquets like “The City Hall Flower Girl Bride” and the tongue-in-cheek “Farm to Table,” along with luxury items such as chocolate bars and organic teas infused with flowers.
Not every bodega flower kiosk sees lines down the sidewalk and write-ups from Time Out New York. Thanks to its affordable custom bouquets of classics including roses and peonies, Sunny’s Florist
earns all that and more, like glowing reviews on Yelp and The Knot.
Joy’s Flower Pot
In Joy’s Flower Pot,
you’ll find not only bouquets but also flower crowns, accessories decorated with silk flowers, and unique décor, such as succulents planted in limited-edition Andy Warhol soup cans. If greens are more your scene, the Lower East Side shop’s selection of apartment-friendly plants and cacti won’t disappoint.
’s portfolio speaks for itself (with a little help from outlets like Brides and Goop). Since studying traditional flower design in Japan, Fleurs owner Jessy Wolves has gone on to create living masterpieces (think flower arches and cascading bridal bouquets) for The Plaza Hotel
, Louis Vuitton, the St. Regis Hotel
, and Victoria’s Secret, to name but a few.
Bicoastal flower buyers will love BRRCH, a floral design studio operating out of Manhattan and Los Angeles. Founder Brittany Asch’s flower work comes with a coveted endorsement from Martha Stewart as well as a long list of satisfied clients, ranging from Gucci to the 14th Dalai Lama.
Green Fingers Market
Clients from Tokyo (Adidas Original and Brown Rice by Neal’s Yard Remedies) to New York (& Other Stories and MUJI) to Osaka, Gunma Prefecture, and beyond vouch for the work of plant artist Satoshi Kawamoto. At the Lower East Side’s Green Fingers Market
(Kawamoto’s only location outside of Tokyo), you can walk away with a piece of his global garden for yourself.
Lower East Side shop The Sill
is just like any other New Yorker. The plant store packs plenty into a small space, runs an envy-inducing Instagram
, and keeps things real with its visitors (the online store features categories like “Plants for Beginners” and “Plants for Small Spaces”). Typical of a New York resident, The Sill is difficult to pin down, stocking everything from succulents to moss balls to ferns.
Despite boasting handcrafted urns from India, Italian hand-thrown pottery, and exotic seashells from the Philippines amongst its inventory, Jamali Garden
is New York grown. The two-story shop bursting with silk flowers, planters, and soils has been serving city shoppers for 21 years.
These recommendations were updated on February 25, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.