Watkins Flowers of Distinction is one of the largest flower shops in the Raleigh area, if not the largest. Here you can buy flowers in the shop during the regular business day and in a 24 hour kiosk if the store happens to be closed.
Watkins is both a retail and wholesale shop. Many of the smaller flower shops in this area of North Carolina depend on the flowers provided by Watkins.
Whether your need is for a dozen roses for the wife or 500 dozen flowers for your daughters wedding, Watkins can handle your business.
Watkins also carries lines of decorator items for the walls and floors of fine homes. They have a staff that can assist home decorators in selecting tasteful items.
They have a special section of their building set aside for wedding planning.
You can contact them at:
Watkins Flowers Of Distinction
2731 Capital Blvd
Fallons Creative Flowers has a number of locations throughout the city and in the area. Their stores are an excellent place to pick up a special bouquet for valentines. They have an excellent reputation for delivering. What I like best is they will give you a call if they are having any difficulty locating the delivery point. On Valentines Day it is refreshing to know that they will make sure it gets to your loved one. They also have event planning books in their many stores.
One of their North Raleigh shops is located at:
Fallons Creative Flowers
5001 Falls Of Neuse Rd
For large events Sister’s Catering offers floral arrangements. They have a separate department that hands the flowers.
They can be contacted at:
Sister’s Catering / Sister’s Floral Dept.
2400 E Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC 27604
Finally one of the changes in the last decade is the emergence of the neighborhood grocery store as a flower shop.
Harris Teeter actively advertises its flower departments as florist shops. They have a wide selection of flowers and arrangements available. From a price perspective the prices in Harris Teeter are often lower than the traditional flower shop. The still don’t offer the total range of services that the traditional shops offer. For the wife or a small event where you are picking up the flowers, these shops can be a very good choice.
My wife likes these stores because she can also pick up a well made cake and all the trimmings to make for a complete event.
One of the North Raleigh stores is located at:
6325 Falls Of Neuse Rd
I know, I said three and there are four here. That is one of the problems with Raleigh and North Raleigh in particular. There are so many fine businesses and so many wonderful selections. The way I figure it, Sister’s is primarily a catering business so they don’t count as one. Of course the same could be said for Harris Teeter being a grocery store first. On the other hand if you want to plan a catering event and you want flowers, the convenience of getting it all done in one place can be great. And while I always go to the traditional flower stores like Watkins and Fallons, my wife goes to Harris Teeter or Krogers when she wants flowers. I figure between the two of them, most folks would consider at least one of them to be a flower shop.