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Eleven Local Flower Shops for Unique Mother's Day Bouquets

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You can buy a boring bodega bouquet on any street corner, but New York City's flower scene extends far beyond that. For a city where green space is fairly limited, there are quite a few exceptional local florists whose main goal is picking and preparing original arrangements.

After the jump, check out eleven of the best independent flower shops that specialize in exotic, rare, and unique flowers, creative vases, and DIY-style arrangements that'll guarantee a happy mom this Mother's Day.


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1. Spruce

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222 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 414-0588
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Spruce makes Mother's Day (or any holiday requiring a bouquet of flowers) easy with straight-forward pricing for creative arrangements. The Rose Crate ($85) is a dozen roses presented in a handmade wooden crate, and the Manhattan Window Box ($175) is great if mom likes to keep some fresh plants outside but with easy views from the house. [Photo Credit]

2. Banchet Flowers

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447 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-1088
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Check out Banchet's selection of orchids for something beyond the typical bouquet. Prices start at $125, and each purchase can be designed per your specifications—whether you want a single plant or several arranged with other blooms. [Photo Credit]

3. Ovando Flowers

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337 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014
In addition to the downtown store, Ovando also operates a storefront on Madison Avenue. Stop by either for a spring selection that includes beautiful vanda bouquets ($125) and and unique arrangement of purple sweet peas ($325). [Photo Credit]

4. Flower Girl

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245 Eldridge St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 777-0050
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Shop owner Denise Porcaro can turn even the most simple stems into something seriously breathtaking. Small bouquet made of classic, in-season blooms or farm-to-table flowers start at $125, and more exotic sets, like a tropical medely, begin at $175. Rather DIY? They also carry an assortment of terrariums and unique vintage tins. [Photo Credit]

5. Elan Flowers

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85 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 240-9033
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Prices at Elan on Franklin Street are a little more modest, with perfectly lovely arrangements starting at $60. Pick from groupings of "vintage pinks" or "dusty whites," or shades of lavender, greens, or bold yellow blooms. [Photo Credit]

6. The Little Glass Slipper

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200 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
$50 is the starting price for several made-for-Mother's-Day bouquets, including a particularly sweet Lisianthus box. Spend a little more for an arrangement that includes succulents and kale ($100), or go all out on a bold, pink orchid ($120). [Photo Credit]

7. Sprout Home

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44 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 388-4440
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The Williamsburg shop is split into two storefronts—one focused on houseplants and gardening, another on fresh-cut flowers. Stop by the latter for arrangements that start at $50, or go for an experiential gift for mom with a terrarium-making class. [Photo by Driely S.]

8. Rose Red & Lavender

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653 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-3569
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If mom really loves flowers, sign her up for the bouquet of the month subscription (starting at $805). For something just as special but on a smaller scale, book her an at-home consultation ($125), or spend some one-on-one time together at one of the shop's floral/garden design classes. [Photo Credit]

9. Opalia

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377 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 643-9160
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Create your own signature arrangement at this Boerum Hill shop by selecting your preferred color palette and selection of flowers. Not sure where to start? The extensive photo gallery on their site is full of ideas, and the shop's antique aesthetic should also trigger a few ideas if you're stopping by in person. [Photo Credit]

10. Saipua

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147 Van Dyke St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 624-2929
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This Brooklyn shop specializes in the best seasonal varieties from its farm in Montgomery County, New York, and also offers flower arranging classes at its sister business, The Little Flower School. Add something extra to your order by shopping Saipua's collection of candles and soaps, in blends like lavender oatmeal and lemon geranium. [Photo Credit]

11. Sycamore Flower Shop + Bar

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1118 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(347) 240-5850
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Yup, this spot is also a bar, with a serious selection of spirits and beers in addition to beautiful blooms. Stop by, Pick out a few stems yourself, or have some help from their in-house florists for something special for mom—and then kick back with a cold one and reward yourself for being the best son or daughter, ever. [Photo Credit]

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1. Spruce

222 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Spruce makes Mother's Day (or any holiday requiring a bouquet of flowers) easy with straight-forward pricing for creative arrangements. The Rose Crate ($85) is a dozen roses presented in a handmade wooden crate, and the Manhattan Window Box ($175) is great if mom likes to keep some fresh plants outside but with easy views from the house. [Photo Credit]
222 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011

2. Banchet Flowers

447 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Check out Banchet's selection of orchids for something beyond the typical bouquet. Prices start at $125, and each purchase can be designed per your specifications—whether you want a single plant or several arranged with other blooms. [Photo Credit]
447 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

3. Ovando Flowers

337 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014
In addition to the downtown store, Ovando also operates a storefront on Madison Avenue. Stop by either for a spring selection that includes beautiful vanda bouquets ($125) and and unique arrangement of purple sweet peas ($325). [Photo Credit]
337 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014

4. Flower Girl

245 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
Shop owner Denise Porcaro can turn even the most simple stems into something seriously breathtaking. Small bouquet made of classic, in-season blooms or farm-to-table flowers start at $125, and more exotic sets, like a tropical medely, begin at $175. Rather DIY? They also carry an assortment of terrariums and unique vintage tins. [Photo Credit]
245 Eldridge St
New York, NY 10002

5. Elan Flowers

85 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013
Prices at Elan on Franklin Street are a little more modest, with perfectly lovely arrangements starting at $60. Pick from groupings of "vintage pinks" or "dusty whites," or shades of lavender, greens, or bold yellow blooms. [Photo Credit]
85 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013

6. The Little Glass Slipper

200 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
$50 is the starting price for several made-for-Mother's-Day bouquets, including a particularly sweet Lisianthus box. Spend a little more for an arrangement that includes succulents and kale ($100), or go all out on a bold, pink orchid ($120). [Photo Credit]
200 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

7. Sprout Home

44 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
The Williamsburg shop is split into two storefronts—one focused on houseplants and gardening, another on fresh-cut flowers. Stop by the latter for arrangements that start at $50, or go for an experiential gift for mom with a terrarium-making class. [Photo by Driely S.]
44 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

8. Rose Red & Lavender

653 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
If mom really loves flowers, sign her up for the bouquet of the month subscription (starting at $805). For something just as special but on a smaller scale, book her an at-home consultation ($125), or spend some one-on-one time together at one of the shop's floral/garden design classes. [Photo Credit]
653 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

9. Opalia

377 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Create your own signature arrangement at this Boerum Hill shop by selecting your preferred color palette and selection of flowers. Not sure where to start? The extensive photo gallery on their site is full of ideas, and the shop's antique aesthetic should also trigger a few ideas if you're stopping by in person. [Photo Credit]
377 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

10. Saipua

147 Van Dyke St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
This Brooklyn shop specializes in the best seasonal varieties from its farm in Montgomery County, New York, and also offers flower arranging classes at its sister business, The Little Flower School. Add something extra to your order by shopping Saipua's collection of candles and soaps, in blends like lavender oatmeal and lemon geranium. [Photo Credit]
147 Van Dyke St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

11. Sycamore Flower Shop + Bar

1118 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218
Yup, this spot is also a bar, with a serious selection of spirits and beers in addition to beautiful blooms. Stop by, Pick out a few stems yourself, or have some help from their in-house florists for something special for mom—and then kick back with a cold one and reward yourself for being the best son or daughter, ever. [Photo Credit]
1118 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11218