Famous Louisville Flower Markets
Louisville is famous for its Wilmington Flower Market, open in springtime. But for special days like Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, where can you go to find a selection of flowers as beautiful as your need to express yourself? Here are some of most famous Louisville flower markets from which to choose the perfect bouquet.
Experience a Family Floral Tradition at Nanz and Kraft
Nanz and Kraft is a flower market near St. Matthews in eastern Louisville that prides itself on always stocking fresh cut flowers. Creative arrangements make for very special surprises. From classic roses to exotic lilies and orchids, do not expect just baby's breath and ferns. Stunning combinations of irises, peonies and even bamboos make for a lovely presentation. Nanz and Kraft traces its roots all the way back to 1850, when Henry Nanz opened a greenhouse and flower market in Louisville. Since then, Nanz & Kraft has grown to become one of Louisville's largest and most beloved sources for flowers, sold out of three stores and delivered fresh daily anywhere in town.
Ripe Color and Refined Taste at Berry's
Berry's Flowers has an assortment of beautiful bouquets, celebrating the spirit of love with enchanting combinations of roses, carnations, and lilies. Sweet touches like ruby red glass vases provide a keepsake for your gift. Berry's also offers a striking collection of Asian inspired arrangements, featuring traditional square glass containers with orchids and striking palm leaf accents. Try the Hugs and Kisses bouquet, with fat gerbera daisies tied with a polka dot bow, the Only You design with a dramatic heart bent out of real heather, or the How Sweet It Is premium mix of hot pink, red and coral flowers including roses, Matsumoto asters and carnations. All of Berry's selections are tastefully accented with greenery.
Flowers That Won't Cost a Bundle
Stephanie Lindsay, Owner and Designer at Green Lady Flowers, started her sustainable floristry business in order to provide locally grown Kentucky flowers alongside fair trade certified organic flowers from around the world. Sourcing from 37 farms in South America as well as Kentucky, the Green Lady is also developing relationships with California organic flower producers to provide a great selection all year. Some of the accents, like evergreen and holly, are sourced closer to home and give the arrangements a uniquely Kentucky feel. Her "flowers with a difference" are not just ethical: they're beautiful! Trained in modernist flower arranging at the Flower School in New York City, Lindsay blends the standard 'dozen reds' with sage leaves for a dramatic contrast, and offers fat tea roses tinged with pink, heirloom varieties with exquisite scents unavailable from mainstream sellers. Working vertically as well as horizontally to arrange and display her bouquets, Green Lady Flowers make for a striking contrast and an original presentation.
The romance and charm of special holidays gets a perfect start with a gift of flowers, and Louisville's best florists will not disappoint. Whether you are buying a pre-made selection from Nanz & Kraft or a designer bouquet at Berry's, available for pick up or delivery, or stepping out to Green Lady to co-create a custom arrangement, you'll be sure to light up eyes with an armload of flowers to brighten the spirits and reaffirm your commitment to those you love.
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