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A Guide To Los Angeles Flower Markets

August 27, 2010 10:48 AM

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Los Angeles Flower Market (credit:  www.laflowerexchange.com)

Los Angeles Flower Market (credit: http://www.laflowerexchange.com)

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To any Angeleno with even a hint of a green thumb, the words “flower market” mean one thing: The Flower District. The Los Angeles Flower District in the city’s downtown area boasts what some claim to be the country’s largest flower market. Florists, wholesalers and regular folk are welcome to wander through the multiple market venues that cover several sprawling city blocks. If two-dozen roses for around $12 sounds good, check out this quick guide to Los Angeles’ flower markets and start arranging.

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Southern California Flower Market

742 & 755 Maple Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 627-2482
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Hours: Opens to the public Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 a.m.

Admission: Monday-Friday, $2; Saturday, $1

Founded in 1913 by Japanese flower growers, the Southern California Flower Market is the grand dame of the district. Wholesalers get first dibs in the wee hours of the morning, but there’s plenty left for the general public to enjoy later in the day.

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Los Angeles Flower Market

242 & 766 Wall St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-1966
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Hours: Opens to the public Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 a.m.

Admission: Monday-Friday $2; Saturday $1

Across the street from the Southern California Flower Market is the Los Angeles Flower Market. It’s the second of the two original and historic markets. Founded in 1923 by a group of European immigrants who created the American Florists Exchange, this indoor market has everything from exotics to common indoor potted plants.

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California Flower Mall

825 San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 488-1983
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Hours: Monday-Saturday 4 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 5 a.m. to noon

Admission: Free

Sprawling over 45,000 feet and offering 50 vendors, there’s bound to be something that strikes your fancy at the California Flower Mall. This market doesn’t restrict times for the public, so you can mingle with the pros while you shop. Whether you’re planning a wedding and want to save a little on that floral bill, or you’re a closet arranger, the California Flower Mall has what you’re looking for.

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Los Angeles Flower Mall

720 San Julian St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 624-2167
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You’ll find a host of exotic flowers and regular blooms at the Flower Mall
which is a more intimate setting than its neighbor across the street. With 20 vendors, it’s open Monday to Saturday between 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and admission is free.

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San Julian Flower Market

744 S. San Julian St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Between 7th & 8th streets, the San Julian flower market hosts about a dozen wholesalers. It’s perfect for the flower shopper overwhelmed by a big space. The market is open Monday to Saturday between 6 a.m. to noon and admission is free.

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