Best Bets: Florists in the Triangle

Making plans for Valentine's Day? Start here.
Beautiful arrangement of roses and lilies from Triangle florist Fallon's Flowers
Courtesy of Fallon's Flowers

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and florists in the Triangle are ready. Whether your sweetheart prefers traditional roses in a vase or appreciates more modern and mixed arrangements, this list is a great place to start. But you do need to start. Ordering ahead of time is the best way to ensure you get exactly what you want when you want it. COVID-19 concerns have kept some florists closed to walk-in customers, but deliveries are still happening. Do note that under current guidelines, hospitals do not accept deliveries of flowers. Be sure to check out the stunning examples of these talented florists’ work featured below.

Fallon’s Flowers 700 St. Marys St. and 2731 Capital Blvd, Raleigh
No list of Triangle florists would be complete without this family owned and operated favorite. Serving our area since 1926, generations of Triangle residents have trusted Fallon’s Flowers. Offering bouquets, gift baskets, sympathy arrangements, wedding flowers and wholesale, both locations accommodate curbside pickup, walk-ins and Triangle-wide delivery. Make sure to take advantage of their Bloom Bank Rewards program.

Flowers on Broad Street 517 Broad St., Fuquay-Varina
The aesthetic of this gem in downtown Fuquay-Varina is all about the Pinterest-worthy “just picked” effortless look. Flowers on Broad Street was inspired by the “Pay it Forward” movement and now donates a portion of sales to Charity in Bloom. Different causes and organizations receive the funds throughout the year.

Ninth Street Flowers, 700 9th St., Durham
Owners Larry and Lea Wood have a mission to provide the freshest flowers at a generous value. Ninth Street Flowers is a big part of the continuing development of Durham’s Ninth Street shopping district and they work frequently with nonprofits to support local organizations. Order arrangements with confidence because of their team’s uncompromising focus on quality.

Pine State Flowers 2001 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham
If you value sustainable, local shopping, Pine State Flowers is a great choice. North Carolina farmers provide 95 percent of PSF’s flowers, and many farms provide organically grown choices. You can even enjoy regular delivery of bouquets with their subscription service. Prefer leaves to blooms? Check out the impressive array of tropical plants and succulents.

Preston Flowers & Gifts 1848 Boulderstone Way, Cary
This Cary favorite has so many choices besides flowers. If you like your arrangements to last longer than traditional bouquets, Preston Flowers & Gifts has a wide selection of dried and silk arrangements. Of course they offer a large inventory of fresh flowers, but this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to add a Valentine’s Day hot chocolate bomb to your order.

Purple Poppy Florist 2010 S. Main St., Wake Forest
Form, color and texture inform the look that’s the signature of this award-winning Wake Forest favorite. Tell their designers about your sweetheart’s personality and you’ll get a one-of-a-kind arrangement they’ll love. They do limit deliveries to Wake Forest, North Raleigh, Rolesville and Youngsville, so if you’re not in that area, plan on picking up your order in person.

The English Garden 6308 Angus Dr., Raleigh
Locally owned and operated by a third generation florist, The English Garden prides themselves on helping you “say ‘I love you’ with style.” Besides the beautiful choices that are almost too many to count, The English Garden also offers classes for amateur floral designers. During the pandemic, students will learn via Zoom. Wouldn’t a class package be a fantastic gift for your sweetheart?

Victoria Park Florist 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill
The eclectic design creations from Victoria Park Florist are among the Triangle’s favorites. Of course more typical bouquets are available, but the unusual is where they really shine. Owners Margaret and David met and lived in Zimbabwe for decades, so they support the SPCA there with a donation for each purchase of a special selection of their offerings. The storefront is closed because of the pandemic, but deliveries are still very active.

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