Fresh flowers are the perfect way to spruce up a room. (Photo by Melanie Graysmith)

Few things delight someone more than the right bouquet of flowers or an unexpected floral array. Whether celebrating happy occasions or observing holidays and life events, saying it with flowers helps to express the sentiments that words alone cannot convey. The Bay Area Peninsula covers a lot of ground and there are a lot of florist shops offering a wide-range of flowers. Here are 5 top-rated florists––each with flower delivery service––in the Peninsula.

Bouquet from J. Floral Art (Photo by Melanie Graysmith)

J. Floral Art
3489 Edison Way
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 363-0313

J. Floral Art has been a popular Menlo Park destination for event production, residential and corporate floral needs since 1990. J. Floral Art offers imaginative and reliable floral design for all social events and weddings. Owners Jeffrey and Craig are well known for their artistic floral displays. They offer seasonal and all-year selections and are happy to accomodate all budgets and arrangements.

La Lavande Flowers
131 Industrial Road
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 551-1001

La Lavande Flowers says it offers “unique French floral arrangements for all occasions.” Owner Nasrin followed her passion for flowers, home decor and modern design to Paris, where she trained in floral design. Her florist shop, La Lavande, is widely known for its personal style, using a fusion of flowers, berries and fruits to create contemporary arrangements.

Nakayama Flowers, LLC
3367 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 390-9235

Nakayama Flowers, a family owned business, is conveniently located one block from El Camino Hospital. The shop’s many loyal customers return often for the high quality floral arrangements at reasonable prices. Nakayama Flowers boasts it carries fresh, grower-quality flowers, plus they give an average 10 percent more than other florists. What a deal!

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Petals by Cary
960 Main St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 365-3006

Petals by Cary is in the heart of Redwood City and specializes in fresh, chic creative floral arrangements from floral designer Cary Li. Cary’s artistic eye is well trained, as she aspires to create visually striking floral pieces, tailored to each client’s vision. Petals by Cary aims for a fresh approach that is always distinctive.

Stanford Floral Design
433 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 462-8230

This local favorite has a devoted fan base built upon its skilled and accommodating business style. Owner Werner Rogsman’s long time reputation as a master florist, creating beautiful, well priced floral arrangements with on-time delivery, has given Stanford Floral Design five-star reviews.

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Melanie Graysmith is a freelance writer and artist based in San Francisco. She writes on adult education, art and lifestyle topics, and enjoys writing short stories and poetry. Melanie is a member of an independent filmmaking group and aims to spin her stories into film. Her work can be found at