Whether you’re hanging an arrangement as a Valentine’s Day gift, an anniversary gift, or a “just because” gift, a bouquet of beautiful blooms can always be a lovely surprise.
Yes, as I write this, we are only a few days away from Valentine’s Day. If you panic, no worries. I’ve got your back.
There are a number of local florists in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek areas where you can find a beautiful arrangement, even at the last minute. Here are at least 8 of them:
1. VanderSalm Florist and Garden Center
According to their Facebook page, VanderSalm’s Flower Shop and Garden Center has been thriving in the Kalamazoo area for over 100 years. In addition to bouquets, they have a retail greenhouse if your darling likes plants over flowers. If you can’t shop in person, that’s okay. You can also order your bouquets online here.
Wedel’s is family-owned and has been serving the Kalamazoo area since 1946, according to their website. Their produce is grown locally, so if you decide to purchase a plant, you can be sure it will do well in your home. You can browse all of their products including flower arrangements, pest control, gift cards, seeds, and more. on their website or Facebook page.
3. Ambati flowers
Currently, Ambati has a number of different Valentine’s Day bouquets available on its website. They also have a physical store located near downtown Kalamazoo. Please note that they are closed on Sundays. Find all their products offered and much more on their website.
4. Schafer’s Flowers
Another longtime florist in the Kalamazoo area, Schafer’s has been in business for 85 years. They carry over 200 varieties of fresh flowers and offer same day delivery. However, with Valentine’s Day and other holidays, high order volume may delay same-day deliveries. See all of their products on their website or by following them on Facebook.
Find more florists in the Kalamazoo area on Yelp.
1. Swonk’s Flowers
As for the unique arrangement, Swonk’s Flowers seems to offer several judging from their Facebook page. Swonk’s Flowers offers custom flower arrangements, gift baskets, plants and more. See everything they have to offer on their website or Facebook page.
2. Plumeria Botanical Shop
Plumeria Botanical Boutique claims to be Battle Creek’s only independent full-service florist. They offer floral arrangements, of course, as well as gifts for him, her, wine lovers, beer lovers, and more. They also deliver to the Kalamazoo area although they are in Battle Creek. See everything they offer on their website and Facebook page.
3. Greensmith Studio and Florist
Much more than just a flower shop, Greensmith Studio and Florist also acts as an event space and custom art gallery. The owners of Greensmith Studio took over as owners of Greensmith Florist, which had been in business for 100 years. Check out their personalized arrangements and unique gifts on their website or Facebook page.
4. Lakeside Florist
In business since 1990, Lakeside Florist says they use only the freshest flowers and plants for their arrangements to make them more durable. You will find personalized flower bouquets, gourmet baskets and much more on their website. You can also keep up to date with promotions on their Facebook page.
You can find more Battle Creek area florists on Yelp.
And, of course, if you’re really in trouble, national brands like Trader Joe’s, Meijer, and Hardings also offer small flower bouquets.
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