Depending on the time of year, there are a dozen different reasons why you might need to pick up a bouquet of roses from a local flower shop. Whether it’s a life event, or a holiday of some kind, flowers come in handy for a wide variety of reasons:
And a hundred other reasons! Flowers are a great way to express love, kindness, empathy, or to simply give someone a beautiful gift – including yourself!
Local flower shops in Waco especially come in handy for graduation flowers. In fact, many local florists specifically offer “Baylor flowers” as bouquets with the school colors included in the arrangement.
Just keep in mind that there can be a significant difference in the quality of flowers, based on where you get them from!
Local Florists vs Big Box Retail Flowers
Generally speaking, it’s better to get flowers from a local florist in Waco because they typically source their flowers from farms that are nearby.
Oftentimes you can get many different types of flowers from a local florist right before they bloom. That means that you get to enjoy the flowers at home a lot longer, because the flowers are freshly picked from the field!
And perfect flowers make the perfect gift!
We recently purchased lily flowers from a local florist, and the flower buds had not yet opened. A day or two after we placed them in the vase, we woke up to beautiful flowers that had bloomed overnight. They lasted for a few weeks and were really lovely to look at the entire time.
Whereas the flowers you might find at the bigger box stores have likely traveled hundreds, if not thousands of miles. Many of their floral products have often gone through some type of preservation process, and some are even color dyed.
That often results in a shorter lifespan once you put them in a vase on your table at home.
That being said, here are the best flower shops in Waco, Texas. And because I want to make sure you get the best product possible, the places on the list below are strictly locally owned and operated floral shops.
This flower shop is unique in that the owner(s) of the shop grow a lot of their own flowers, and sell them in the shop. They also source their flowers from a lot of local flower farms, so they consistently sell some of the freshest floral products you can find in the Waco area.
They can also do custom bouquets, gift baskets, special orders and much more. In fact, one of their most popular services throughout the year are “school flowers” where you can send your child a floral arrangement for a special occasion such as a birthday, Valentine’s Day, etc.
Orchard Hollow is a local, family owned and operated herb and flower farm located in Moody, TX which is about 25 minutes outside of Waco.
They do not have a physical location or store that you can visit whenever you want, because the farm is where they also live. However, they do frequently offer pick up days, community workshops, and other special events on-site at their herb and flower farm.
If you want to buy some beautiful, fresh, locally grown flowers from Orchard Hollow, simply follow them on social media. They frequently have pop-up shops, attend festivals, events and farmers markets throughout Waco.
They’re also in the process of restoring a really cool 1952 Chevy Pickup that was used largely as a farm workhorse in its prime. I’m assuming that the newly restored pickup will be used at shows and pop-up events as part of their flower business when it’s finished. That will be pretty cool!
If fresh flowers and silk are your thing, then Designs By Denise is a great place to go to get them. Located in Robinson, TX, Designs by Denise is a locally owned and operated flower shop with a retail store front.
Like many other local florists, Designs By Denise can sell you simple, beautiful flowers to go, or she can design an entire bouquet for you. Or, if you’re getting married anytime soon, she can make sure your wedding is decked from top to bottom in lovely floral designs that will make you smile from ear to ear.
Hewitt Florist has been a locally owned and operated flower shop for 25+ years. They’ve grown substantially and offer a wide-range of services including local deliver, special event designs, and even international delivery.
If you have a special life event coming up at some point in the future, then Hewitt Florist is a great place to go. They have the resources and 25+ years of experience to help ensure you have the perfect floral designs for the perfect event and that everything goes “as planned”.
You can stop at their retail store, order online, or find them at any number of special events that they may attend throughout the year.
She loves Paris, her husband, and flowers. Oh, and their dog, too. And she’s got a knack for putting together some pretty eye-catching floral designs.
If you need to do pickup, delivery, or just want to stop by their flower shop in Waco – knock yourself out. You’ve got a lot of choices and no excuses for getting flowers for that special someone on-time.
If you’re procrastinating – I don’t know if she can help. But it’s probably worth a shot to swing by the store and see if they’ve got some flowers leftover that you can work with.