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8 Great Plant Shops and Florists in Midtown Manhattan

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Updated: 23 February 2018

It should come as no surprise that Midtown Manhattan is bursting with great plant shops and florists—after all, the area is home to New York City’s Flower District. From a 100-plus-year-old market to a florist to the stars, here are our top picks (no pun intended) for the best plant and flower shops in Midtown Manhattan.

Scotts Flowers

Since opening in 1947, Scotts Flowers has served Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman, and just about every Manhattanite with a penchant for luxury picks. This family-owned florist manages to make gardening glamorous by importing flowers from New Zealand to Alaska, handling them stem by stem and creating custom (“NEVER pre-designed”) arrangements in-house.

Scotts Flowers, 15 W 37th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 727 2800

Gardenia Organic

Eleven years after Gardenia Organic opened, the “first sustainable florist in New York” continues to be one of its best. Sourcing most of its retail flowers from sustainable farms in developing countries, the florist specializes in arrangements you can feel good about—literally. Gardenia Organic’s offerings include a “Crystal Garden” combining purifying plants and healing crystals and a “Prescriptive Bouquet” designed to “evoke positive psychological responses.”

Gardenia Organic, 120 W 28th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 646 688 5753

I really wanted to keep this Crystal Garden for myself 🙊 Contained in a brass bowl, hammered by hand, this metal purifies and cleans. Comprised of copper & zinc, brass clears away physical & energetic debris, it also boosts the immune system. The lavender was chosen for its aromatherapy properties to relax, calm & promote a state of ease. The Hellebore has been used for centuries by white witches to heal mental & emotional afflictions. Lastly, the Reiki tuned crystals of Amethyst, Quartz & Selenite (also boosted by the plant colors) open & balance the crown and third eye Chakras. So basically, some seriously powerful healing magic! 💜 . . #flowers #flowerstagram #flowersofinstagram #flowermagic #flowermedicine #healing #energy #chakra #holistic #holistichealth #holistichealing #mindfulness #consciousness #mindbodysoul #source #energyhealing #reiki #spiritual #spirituality #crystalhealing #colortherapy #aromatherapy #positivevibes #lawofattraction #whitewitch #flowersthatheal #thepsychicflorist

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Noble Plants

At Noble Plants—an apartment dweller’s dream—cacti and succulents are more than mere afterthoughts. In fact, not only does this Chelsea spot specialize in apartment-friendly mini and air plants, but its helpful owners will also happily teach you all that you need to know to keep your purchases alive and healthy.

Noble Plants, 106 W 28th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 206 1164

Ode à la Rose

As its name suggests, Ode à la Rose specializes in premium rose bouquets. The company, honoring the symbol of romance, hand-delivers arrangements (created by florists “trained in the French style of hand-tied bouquets”) with your personal note and glossy printed photo in its signature boxes equipped with hydrating travel containers.

Ode à la Rose, 120 W 28th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 646 660 5281


UrbanStems has plenty going for it—and we’re not just talking about its endorsement from Martha Stewart herself. From affordable pricing (bouquets start at $35) to its work with sustainable Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms to its limited-edition collaborations with Vogue, this national company breathes fresh air into an old industry—and Martha thinks so too!

UrbanStems, New York, NY, USA, +1 855 614 2779

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Flowers By Richard

Whimsical designs like “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” and outstanding customer service are what’s behind Flowers By Richard’s coveted five-star Yelp rating. A popular pick for weddings, Flowers By Richard works with your budget, and though rooted in the Theatre District, delivers flowers wherever beauty is needed.

Flowers By Richard, 316 W 53rd St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 582 3505

Starbright Floral Design

Since husband-and-wife team Eva and Nic first formed Starbright Floral Design in 1994, the enterprise has blossomed into a Chelsea, Manhattan mainstay. Flower shop staples like roses and air-cleaning plants share shelf space with daring designs, including orchid towers, flower lassos, and Ikebana-inspired arrangements.

Starbright Floral Design, 140 W 26th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 229 1610