13 Black-Owned Floral Brands to Support this April

If we pay attention, we can sometimes find depth in nature. And we discover the simple, and beautiful things in life. Flowers are one of the depths in nature. It is simple yet luxurious, beautiful yet understated, and it should be enjoyed every day. Today we are featuring 13 Black-Owned Florists to support in April and beyond.

Many believe that flowers are only to be enjoyed on special occasions. But flowers are meant to be adored and appreciated every day. Flowers add a dimension to our lives that is both a fulfillment of satisfying a need to being in nature. And an unexplained feeling of being close to something simple yet powerful and beautiful. 

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to feature some of our favorite Black-Owned Florists and Flower shops in NYC. 

“Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world,” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Reflorish NYC
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Reflorish NYC

Ruggie and Effie are two West African women with contrasting career backgrounds and the creators of Reflorish.  Now residing in Brooklyn by way of Maryland, their interest in Floral design developed as a creative escape and a form of self-care.

They have now transformed their artistic energy into a source of joy for others.

Ruggie and Effie of Reflorish NYC
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Their influence is intertwined through their love of flowers, community, and sappy R&B music. And now, they share their personal and design journeys through their creations. 

Contact via Email: reflorish@gmail.com or Instagram

Marson Garden
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Marson Garden

Marson Garden is an artisan floral artist located in Brooklyn. The brand strives to help strengthen relationships and give love and support. And to celebrate life’s special moments.

Since 2015 they have hand-delivered premium floral arrangements and gift baskets to their customers. Specialize in birthdays, anniversaries, and commemorating loved ones.  Marson Garden loves Celebrating their customers every little “just because” moment in between.

Contact via Email: info@morsongarden.com or Instagram or ☎️ 315-395-5114

Barbara Flowers
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Barbara Flowers

Barbara’s Flower Shop proudly serves most of the Brooklyn area and all of Harlem. With locations in both Brooklyn and Harlem, they provide their customers with the best selection of flowers and gifts at affordable prices.

They offer same-day local delivery in Brooklyn, Harlem, and surrounding areas in NYC or anywhere in the US. 

Barbara’s creates specialized arrangements for weddings, sympathy flowers, and special events.

Locations:
1096 Bergen Street — Crown Heights 
2522 Frederick Douglass Blvd — Harlem
Contact via Email: tarasimone@barbarasflowers.com or Instagram or ☎️ 718-773-6644 212-234-3211
Rooted In Culture
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Rooted In Culture

Nichole is a Jamaican native now living in Harlem and the creator of Rooted in Culture. Being in love with flowers Nichole dreams and creates palettes that scream abundance. Her love for colors influences her designs that thrive in beauty. 

Located in Harlem, Rooted in Culture brings the warmth, nostalgic creative process, and inviting heritage of Nichole’s rich Jamaican culture. 

Location:
8 West 126th Street — Harlem by Appointments Only
Contact via Email: info@rootedinculture.com or Instagram or ☎️ 646-974-8255

Olive it Floral Boutique
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Olive it Floral Boutique 

Melissa Briscoe is the creator of Olive It Floral boutique. A brand that is passionate about creating. Olive It offers flowers as well as boxes of macarons, chocolate, and bath bombs. 

Delivery services throughout Long Island and Queens. 

Location:
145 Merrick Avenue North — Merrick
Contact via Email: info@oliveitboutique.com or Instagram or ☎️ 917-345-4680
Les' Blooms Florist
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Les’ Blooms Florist 

Rasheedah Leslie is the creator of Les’ Blooms Floral. She believes 

“Having flowers and plants shouldn’t be seen as a luxury, I think it’s necessary — living things are important for your mental and spiritual health.”

Rasheedah Leslie

 With attention to detail, Rasbeedah creates bouquets of beautiful blooms, crafted and personalized, using fresh locally sourced florals.

With creations such as L’B Flatbush Deluxe, L’B Flatbush Premium, and L’B Flatbush Classic there is something for everyone.

Les’ Blooms offers the option for delivery and pickup. As well as a monthly floral subscription and digital gift cards.

Location:

65A Fenimore Street Ste 1 — Prospect Lefferts Garden

Contact Via Email: lesbloomflorist@gamil.com or Instagram or ☎️ 347-627-4740

Brooklyn Bloom
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Brooklyn Blooms

LaParis Phillips is a St. Louis native living in Brooklyn NY. And the creator of Brooklyn Bloom.

Brooklyn Bloom has been in business for approximately five years. And as an artist, LaParis infuses the uniqueness of mixing textures, colors, and silhouettes to create her designs. Using flowers as a medium she grabs inspiration from fashion, nature, and art.

Using the comparison of creating one’s perfect look Brooklyn Bloom applies the same concept with floral arrangements.

By tailoring the best possible flowers for you with the best possible vessel to complement thus creating “beautiful things out of beautiful things” with you in mind.

Location:

433 Nostrand Avenue — Bedford Stuyvesant

Contact via Email: orders@brooklynblooms.com or Instagram or ☎️ 347-378-2114

Franz James Florist
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Franz James Florist

Harlem-based third-generation floral designer Franz is the founder of Franz James Florist. By merging his natural nature as a musician and his business experiences he nurtures his endeavors with unique creativity and connectedness. 

As an artist, Franz connects your dream with his company’s vision with each design. His aim is to raise floral design into an art form.

With artistic expertise and unique creations, Franz brings a level of sophistication and elegance to each design. 

From jewel-toned bouquets to breathtaking sculptural displays. And cater to both small-scale and environmental floral arrangements. 

Location:

2114 Frederick Douglass Blvd. — Harlem

Contact via Email: fjfloral@verizon.net or ☎️ 212-531-1400

Events by Nikki Diaz
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Events by Nikki Diaz

Originally from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Nikki Diaz created Events by Nikki Diaz in 2015. While the company is home-based, it is fully insured. And it is an actual family-run business.

Nikki’s husband is a large part of the business’s day-to-day operations. But so are the many family and friends of the family who have pitched in when extra hands are needed to make someone’s vision come to life. 

Events by Nikki Diaz
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A couple’s love story inspires Nikki. But Nikki’s designs are further boosted by the first bouquet ever sent and the uniqueness of the couple’s relationship.

However, she does not stop there; she probes for the couple’s likes and dislikes and the emotions the couple would like to invoke when guests arrive at their wedding. 

Nikki says,

We love for our couples to have one less thing to worry about on their wedding day.  We make every effort to meet our clients where they are regarding their budget.  The pandemic has caused significant increases in the prices of flowers and hardware, but we do try. 

The company also offers officiating services for couples who wish to elope.

Location:

Arverne — Queens

Contact via Email: eventsbynikkidiaz@gmail.com or Text: 917-685-8797

Floral Symbiosis
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Floral Symbiosis

Owned by Farrah Maxwell, someone who adores nature and developed an intimate relationship with our Mother Earth.

Flowers were always a staple in her life. She created Floral Symbiosis and strived to capture the individual and symbiotic effect that flowers have on the environment. And in our aesthetic experiences. 

With the insightfulness of human relationships, Farrah applies those principles to her arrangements—meshing the personality of flowers. 

We can learn so much from flowers; they share the grace of life, death, and the in between with us.”

— Farrah Maxwell

Contact via Email: farrah@floralsymbiosis.com or Instagram

Floral Heights
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Floral Heights

Created by Charlotte D’Costa Taylor, Floral Heights is a delightful flower shop located in Brooklyn Heights. Specializing in the best quality flowers sourced from international and local markets.

Floral Heights opened its doors 15 years ago and aims to create designs that reflect the vision and style of each client.

With daily deliveries to Manhattan, New York, and all of Brooklyn each design is crafted to perfection.  

Charlotte has been in the floral design business for over two and half decades.  And focuses on big events to everyday floral creation. 

Charlotte and her team are inspired by lush organic floral arrangements of the Victorian era to very sleek and contemporary designs for the modern palette.

Location:

107 Atlantic Avenue — Brooklyn Heights

Contact via Email: info@floralheights.com or Instagram  or ☎️ 718-625-2066

Eclore Floral
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Eclore Floral 

Eclore Floral offers Bespoke Corporate Gifting and Weekly Office Flowers for your company’s floral needs. Also offering Bespoke Events service.

They create elegant floral spectacles according to a brief or execute your personal or corporate vision to the highest standard. They aim to make your event unforgettable.

Location:

1222 Flatbush Avenue — Flatbush

Contact via Email: eclorefloralnyc@gmail.com or Instagram or ☎️ 718-940-0075

Lynn Florist NY
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Lynn Florist NY

A local florist delivering courteous, professional service and the highest quality floral and gift items. All designs are uniquely customized with their customers in mind.

Experienced designers create floral designs that complement any occasion. And meet your budget and style. They offer daily delivery services to all local funeral homes and hospitals.

Location:

1139 Nostrand Avenue — Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Contact via message or Instagram or ☎️ 718-493-6208

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