Valentine's Day is the biggest day of the year for florists. Finding the best selection of flowers for your sweetheart doesn't have to be hassle. Harlem has become home to a number of highly regarded florists over the past few years. Here is a list of the top five places to find a lovely bouquet to celebrate your special loved one on Valentine's Day.
Franz James Floral Boutique aspires to raise floral design to an art form. Their philosophy is, Flowers As Art.™ The James part of Franz James is an artist and third generation floral designer. His work has been seen on specialty news segments on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox and in the public spaces of important New York hotels, including the Ritz Carlton, the Waldorf Astoria, the Pierre, and the Marriott.
2114 Frederick Douglas Blvd. @114th Street
Barbara's Flowers is the product of a second generation florist Tara Simone who is now working side by side with her mother to create breathtaking bouquets for special events to gallery openings. The creative skills of this mother-daughter team are precise and customizable.
2522 Frederick Douglass Blvd (between 134th and 135th Streets)
Katrina Parris Flowers has consecutively been named the "Best florist in New York" by City Search and "Best Bet" by New York Magazine. Founded by husband and wife team of Katrina Parris and Mark Pinn, this family affair has blossomed from a neighborhood floral shop to being featured in O Magazine.
191 Malcolm X Blvd.
Harlem Flo floral atelier is exactly what they claim to be, a studio of floral design. You will find some of the most unique floral arrangements in Harlem at this curious little shop that caters to your whimsical side. Though they offer a wide variety of unique and unusual plants they also offer a playful assortment of custom floral arrangements to suit your needs.
2276 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (at 122 St.)
Edible Arrangements is the place to get a bouquet for the Mom that suffers from flower allergies. Edible Arrangements offers beautiful bouquets of fruit and chocolate for every occasion. A healthy and attractive arrangement of tropical fruits, berries, citrus, and bananas in a reusable container is a gift that mom will cherish for the rest of the year. Several locations servicing upper Manhattan.