One of my favorite things about living in Los Angeles is being so close to so many amazing places to shop, dine, and play as well as the accessibility to things like the LA Flower Market. I love that I am able to pick up some fresh flowers at wholesale prices. This morning I woke up bright and early and headed down to the market with my good friend Chloé to pick up some flowers to throw together a bouquet for her friends wedding. As I was there, I thought about creating a Guide to the LA Flower Market for those of you that have not been there before.
Getting There & Parking: The address for the market is 754 Wall St. Los Angeles, CA 90014. There are multiple metered parking spots in the area, but I have yet to come when they are not full. Be prepared to pay about $7-10 in cash for parking in one of the parking lots located near the market.
Getting In: There is a $2 entrance fee on weekdays and a $1 entrance fee on Saturdays. Cash only.
When to Go: The Flower Market is open to the public as follows: Mondays & Wednesdays 8am – 12pm / Tuesdays 6am – 11am / Thursdays 6am – 12pm / Fridays 8am – 2pm / Saturdays 6am – 2pm. Getting there early will allow you to have the best selection. Also be aware that many vendors will close up their shops before the official closing time.
Purchasing: While most vendors accept a card, some only accept cash, or will only accept card if you are buying a certain amount from them. I have always found it best to just use cash. (It also helps me keep track of how much I am spending. Sometimes I go overboard when I am around pretty flowers hahaha).
Tips: When you first arrive, take a quick walk around the entire market to get a feel for what is being offered as well as the prices. Many vendors offer the same items but at different prices. Be sure to keep track so you can score the best deals.
If you need flowers for a large event such as a wedding, be sure to place an order with a vendor beforehand so they will have what you need as well as the amount you need on your desired date. Talk to the vendors directly to place an order.
Once you have picked up your flowers, it is time to arrange them. Check out my Beginners Guide to Arranging Flowers.
I hope this Guide to the LA Flower Market was helpful. Be sure to leave any questions or comments for me below.
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