10 St. Louis Florists to Frequent This Spring
Fresh flowers are the perfect spring addition to any interior, and St. Louis is chock full of florists who are dying to show off their colorful blossoms. Amidst the roundup of florists below, you can brighten up your home with a new floral arrangement, send a “just because” bouquet, make your own terrarium, try out a gardening class and much more.
Always In Bloom
This charming Lindenwood Park florist is worth the drive alone, meandering through the quaint residential streets and historical architecture of St. Louis’ South City. Owner Colleen Lindsay has been providing florals to St. Louisans for over 20 years, with a soft spot for everything from weddings and special events to an “I miss you” bouquet.
A beloved locale, this Central West End nursery-cafe hybrid has all you’d need to savor a beautiful spring afternoon. Peruse the many potted plants and florals available for purchase—either to plant or for a bouquet—and grab a delicious meal or cup of coffee at the neighboring Cafe Osage, which often sources ingredients from Bowood.
Flowers and Weeds
This artsy boutique florist on Cherokee Street is a soul-affirming haven of greenery. Wander through the greenhouse and outdoor-garden center to find a variety of potted plants, flowers, succulents and even a terrarium-making station, stocked with sands, mosses, shells, gems, figurines and more (the hanging globes are a signature favorite). Plus, if you’re looking to hone your green thumb, Flowers and Weeds offers terrarium-making glasses to groups of six or more, as well as beginner’s gardening classes.
Flowers to the People
Also on Cherokee Street, Flowers to the People offers a delightful assortment of specialty bouquets for pickup or delivery, from rose and spring floral mixes to custom arrangements. Founder Bridget Weible has also participated multiple times in Saint Louis Art Museum’s signature “Art In Bloom” spring event, in which florists craft designs inspired by masterpieces in the museum’s collection.
S. Finch Florist
Christine Anson of S. Finch Florist is also another multi-talented floral artist and frequent contender in the Art In Bloom festival. This year Anson presented a bouquet modeled after influential German painter Max Beckmann’s infamous triptych “The Acrobats,” a gem of the museum’s collection. S. Finch Florist is also an excellent option for weddings and larger events, though Anson’s specialty is unique designs and elegant gifts.
You could spend an entire afternoon perusing the artfully curated apparel, home goods and specialty wares in Webster Groves’ artisan general store, Civil Alchemy—but first, you’d have to start at the flower bar, constantly stocked with a rotating inventory of fresh flowers. You can select one of the pre-made bouquets, prepare your own, or even register for a class like the store’s spring-bloom floral-arrangement workshop.
Walter Knoll Florist
One of St. Louis’ longest-running florists, Walter Knoll started here in St. Louis and has been in operation since 1883, currently run by fourth and fifth generations of the Knoll family. The florist has since developed several locations across the St. Louis area, and with legions of pleased buyers who’ve purchased their designs, the company’s success and incredible longevity starts to make sense.
Botanicals Design Studio
This South Grand florist is full of character, which fits perfectly with the neighborhood’s vibe. Shoppers can peruse by category, including romance, birthdays, get well, just because, hostess gifts and more, crafted from roses, orchids, zinnias, hydrangeas and more. The shop also prides itself on meticulously crafted florals for weddings, with a range of richly colored roses to bright, whimsical arrangements.
We love this Clayton florist’s elegant themed bouquets, with titles like “Sunny Mood Bouquet,” “Morning Meadow” and “Meant To Be,” reflected with floral selections that match each theme. Founded in 1872 by Alexander Waldbart himself, the shop is also has fascinating historical roots and has long been part of the fabric of St. Louis.
Founded in 1925, this devoted flower shop is currently run by members of the Russell family’s third generation. It’s the perfect spot to visit in South City to find beautifully arranged bouquets for a variety of occasions, with affordable bouquets and next-day delivery if you’re in a pinch.
Cover image courtesy of Bianka Csenki.