977 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02120
While Lotus Designs has an arrangement to match every taste, where it really shines is in bright, modern, eclectic arrangements. This shop offers stunning fresh looks that are beautifully surprising. Delivery in and out of the city is available, including same-day delivery if you make the call before 3 p.m. Out-of-town clients rave about how easy it is to order online or over the phone. The staff not only has a magic touch with flowers, it has some of the best customer service in all of Boston. Whether you know exactly what you want or need a little inspiration, a staff member can talk you through it so you get something as special as the person you’re buying the flowers for.
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100 Franklin St. Suite 705
Boston, MA 02110
In this era of mega-floral conglomerates and big national delivery companies, Bumble Bee Landing harkens back to a better time. Owner Dana makes personal touch her business philosophy. She has her hand in all of the designs and arrangements and even delivers the flowers. Items can be picked up or delivered anywhere in Boston or along the South Shore. Bumble Bee Landing advises ordering at least a day in advance.
71 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
You can’t talk about flowers in Boston and not mention Chaba Florists. Yes, like all of the floral shops on our list, Chaba has fresh flowers, lovingly arranged, and a great staff and ordering system. But the thing that really makes it stand out is how well it works with a budget – any budget. If the cost of a flower arrangement at some of the city’s other florists has you clutching your credit card in a panic, calm down. No matter what you’re looking to spend, Chaba Florists takes its time to create something memorable and affordable.
Fern Exotic Flowers
225 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
As you can probably guess by the name, Fern Exotic Flowers is the place to go if you want something a little unique for Valentine’s Day. That doesn’t mean you won’t find perennial favorites like roses and tulips here. But where this shop really stands out is when you let the staff inspire your choice. Whether you’re looking for your Valentine’s favorite color or going for something less intangible, Fern Exotic Flowers is sure to please. The shop makes beautiful arrangements you just won’t find elsewhere in Boston.
206 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
Romano Florist is a rarity in Boston – a mom and pop-style store that has stayed in business for more than 40 years. The reason for the longevity is the simple passion of the shop’s owners. They give each customer special attention and create beautiful classic arrangements on the spot. Even better is the price! You’ll be amazed at how affordable the flowers are.
Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.