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Boston, MA 02131
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(617) 492-0080

Bow Street Flowers is a floral designer located in Boston Massachusetts. Specializing in seasonal arrangements, wedding and event floral designs.

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Bow Street Flowers located in Somerville Massachusetts. Our Blog features the most up to date news in our shop. We specialize in seasonal arrangements, wedding and corporate event floral design.

Studio life

Shelley White

Bird song , and hammering from down the block, wind through the ash trees, and the whirring fan: the new sounds at the studio are a balm after the jack hammers and trucks on Beacon Street.

The move out was like any move-out - hideous, especially in the final days when all the corners start growing items one swears to have never seen before.  But thanks to Lizzie and Corinne, my husband and his friend, and Michael who is the new tenant, it all came to pass.  Notwithstanding the items left in the garage, we are moved out!

Moving in is another challenge.  All those never-before-seen items and others I see everyday haven't found their home yet and are cluttering up tables and the entrance to the studio.  But all the bins are stacked on shelves, tables are set up, buckets put away and the office is coming together.

I'm grateful for the easy pace of summer with time to recover from the transition.  I'll be preparing last minute details for the wedding at the Harvard Museums on the 26th.  We're booked  through most of September so the working logistics in the new space  will probably need to be tweaked.  

The stray items will find a home, Hortense will be moved from the floor to a table, the office will get organized, Brides will be married, flower gifts will be sent:  all in good time.

 

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Mother's Day is Sunday May 14

Shelley White

This heady bouquet will fill a room with springtime.  Intensely fragrant Yves Piaget garden roses are paired with local lilac.  Frittilaria, Clematis and tulips set off the palette.  Starting at 100.00

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SEND US YOUR LOVE POEMS!

Shelley White

We're collecting love poems written by you or your favorite poet.  Still have that Valentine poem from your ten year old?  or your first love?  Are you a poet with piles of love poems like Pablo Neruda, or that poem your wrote to your first boyfriend?

Or maybe you have a love poem for your country, or for Paris or your garden.  Love is the theme and we're posting them in our window and here.

This one is from Amelia @ameliatmanso on Instagram.  Given to her on Valentine's Day by Gaston in 5th grade.

Roses are Red                                                                                                                   They grow in this region                                                                                                     If I had your face                                                                                                               I'd join the foreign legion

All 'love' poems welcome. Please don't be shy.  Email at bowstreetflowers.com or if you're on IG, post them @bowstreetflowers.

 

Something for everyone

Shelley White

 We don't sell as many rose dozens as we do romantic mixed arrangements but for those of you who like to take a traditional route for your Sweetie, our dozen arranged roses will be 95.00 plus delivery.

Mixed arrangements for delivery start at 85.00 plus a delivery charge.

If you would like to pick up flowers we can accomodate all budgets.

Check back in for more info in the next few weeks.  We'd love to hear from you!

 

The day for lovers and friends

Shelley White

Valentine's Day is Tuesday February 14 and it's coming up fast!!

Our doors will be open on Sunday the 12th from noon to four, Monday from nine to five and Tuesday from eight to five (or later).

As usual we'll have the prettiest flowers available including roses in many colors, sweet pea, lilac, hyacinth, anemone, ranunculus and tulips.

This year our special walk-in offering will be hand tied bouquets with bows and ribbons either wrapped up or in a simple container.  These will start at 85.00.

I'll be keeping you up to date with prices for a dozen roses with photos of how we design them and photos of the beautiful blossoms that will be in our shop.

Thanksgiving

Shelley White

Going into Thanksgiving week, we've chosen as our default palette these peach and plum tones to include peonies, roses, ranunculus, astrancia and olive.   Of course we're taking special orders too!  

We'll be open Monday  Tuesday  and Wednesday from 10-5.  We close for Thanksgiving and Black Friday but we're here on Saturday with soaps, cards and candles in case you're beginning to work on your holiday gift giving.  We'll have a selection of orchid plants as well.

You can order online for Thanksgiving or call us: 617 492 0080.  Or you can come in next week and choose your flowers;  we'll wrap 'em up and send you home to make your own centerpiece!

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Fogg Museum at Harvard

Shelley White

Flowers for exhibit opening of Everywhen:  The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia at the Fogg.

Photo by Susan Young Photography

Photo by Susan Young Photography

We were recently featured on Mass Realty's website

Shelley White

Bow Street Flowers is excited to announce that we were recently featured on Mass Realty's website. Read the article on their website or below:


Bow Street Flowers Opens Your Imagination With Exotic Orchids and Seasonal Selections

By Elisha Neubauer

Shelley White didn't set out to own her own flower shop, although she did work in the industry. But fate stepped in when her boss (the previous owner of Bow Street Flowers) offered to sell her the business in order to retire.

As a floral designer, she was no stranger to the business, especially having worked in the shop itself for a time. "There's a lot to love about being a floral designer, not least is the opportunity to be set loose daily upon a giant shipment of the most beautiful flowers in the world," she exclaims. The shop was originally located in Harvard Square and had been open since 1992, meaning it came with a developed clientele and culture of its own- one White didn't want to alter. However, she opted to move the shop in order to continue on the growth path it was following at the time.

"In 2004 we moved the shop to its current location in Somerville to take advantage of more space and more walk-in business," White tells us. "Since WholeFoods moved in down the street we've changed our business model: we're now a design studio that is open to the public which gives us more flexibility for weddings and big events."

As a design studio, White states that all of their work is bespoke. "This is the advantage of using our services over our competitors," she states. "There is no 'click and buy' button on our website, although there are photos of flowers organized by season to give customers a sense of the flowers that are available and there are various color palettes to suit many tastes."

When you purchase from Bow Street Flowers, you get a one of a kind piece, tailored specifically for you and your event, not some cookie cutter design you'll see on everyone's tables. "I can honestly say that there is not another shop in Boston that carries better or more beautiful and unusual flowers than we do."

When it comes to the years ahead for Bow Street Flowers, White has an enthusiastic approach. "The future of Bow Street Flowers will rely on clients who recognize extraordinary flowers and the care with which we design them," she affirms. "If people want a bunch of lilies wrapped in a plastic sleeve, Whole Foods or Trader Joe's can accommodate...if they want a single stem of peony for the same price that's as big as their child's head, they'll come to us." She smiles, adding, "Our goal is to educate folks about a world of flowers they hadn't imagined."

Wedding Flowers Class

Shelley White

If you're planning a small wedding this is the perfect class for you to learn how to make pretty boutonnieres and corsages and construct a simple wild bouquet to carry on your special day.

 

Sunday, April 24th - give us a call to sign up!  Details below

Spring classes!!

Shelley White

Sunday April 24 from 12-4.  Wedding Flowers

In this class we'll make boutonnieres, corsages and a simple hand tied Bride's bouquet.

All materials and tools will be provided.

Cost is 175.00 to be paid in advance to hold your place.

Class is limited to five students

 

Photo by Fat Orange Cat Studio

Photo by Fat Orange Cat Studio

Sunday May 14 from 12-4.  Celebrating Peonies!

Peony season will be in full swing at the market.  Before they bloom in your garden, learn to arrange them with other flowers in your favorite container or we can supply you with one.

Cost is 150.00 paid in advance to hold your place.

Class is limited to five students