Not only is it home to fantastic Los Angeles flower shops, LA is a vibrant city full of diversity.
Although not the first to discover it, Spaniard Felipe de Neve officially founded what is now known as the city of Los Angeles in 1781. The name of the city was originally quite a mouthful as it was first known as El Pueblo de Nuestra Senõra la Reina de los Angeles del Rio de Porciúncula. Try saying that five times fast! This translated to The Village of our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of the river of Porziuncola. It is little wonder that it was eventually determined that this was far too long a name and the city was renamed Los Angeles. They call it the city of Angels and to many, it is a city of awe and inspiration.
A tourist favorite, L.A. attracts millions of visitors each year. In addition to the beautiful beaches along the California coast, the city of Los Angeles provides its visitors with much to see and do. For the arts and culture buffs there are an array of museums and galleries located on Wilshire Boulevard; also known as museum row. There’s Universal Studios, Disneyland, and the Santa Monica Pier for the amusement park lovers, and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre or the Hollywood Walk of Fame for those who can’t get enough of all things celebrity. Los Angeles is the hub of the entertainment industry. Home to Hollywood and littered with the rich and famous, it isn’t surprising that the city is also home to more actors, dancers, musicians, artists, writers, and filmmakers than anywhere else in the world. Los Angeles’s history in entertainment is well documented, but a lesser known history is that of the Los Angeles flower industry.
Incorporated in 1921, The Los Angeles Flower Market of the American Florists’ Exchange is one of two large wholesale flower markets in the Los Angeles flower district. The other is the California Flower Market. The Los Angeles Flower district is the largest in the nation and in addition to the two large scale wholesalers, the area is also home-base to nearly 200 Los Angeles florists, and various flower industry related shops and businesses. California has always been an agriculturally driven economy but it was the efforts of a few Japanese Americans who began growing flowers as opposed to citrus in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that really set the stage for the Los Angeles flowers business to grow in to the multi-million dollar industry it is today. The farmers created the flower exchange to bring together Los Angeles flower farmers, distributors, shippers, and Los Angeles florists. The area is frequented by retailers, wedding and event planners as well as the general public looking for the widest selection of commercially available flowers. The area is not only known for its incredible selection and prices, but to tourists in the know, it is a feast for the senses with its beautiful colors and fragrant scents. If you are planning a trip to Los Angeles in the near future, be sure to include this historic block of beauty to your list of places to see.
Los Angeles Sights and Sounds
While in LA, be sure to check out some of these local hot spots:
- Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Universal Studios
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- L.A. Live in Downtown - Home to Staples Center
- Santa Monica Beach
- Venice Beach
Sending flowers to loved ones is easy when there are great, reliable local Santa Monica florists and Montebello flower shops available to help. Our wonderful Pasadena florists and flower shops in Inglewood can provide local flower delivery to Los Angeles and nearby areas. You want to trust local Pacific Palisades flower shops or florists in North Hollywood to send the freshest flowers available. Count on flower shops in Beverly Hills or Carson florists to deliver hand-arranged flower bouquets right to your doorstep. Professional flower delivery from our florists in Brentwood and local Hollywood flower shops is sure to add a personal touch to your floral gift.
He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person,
but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul.
- Celia Thaxter