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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

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. The market opens early too so you can grab some fresh flowers before work or on the weekends!

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Los Angeles Flower Market
242 & 766 Wall St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-1966

Across the street from the Southern California Flower Market is the Los Angeles Flower Market. As the second of the two original and historic markets, it was founded in 1923 by a group of European immigrants who created the American Florists Exchange and boasts everything from exotics to common indoor potted plants. For hours and days, visit LA Flower Market.

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California Flower Mall
825 San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 488-1983

Sprawling over 45,000 feet and offering 50 vendors, there’s bound to be something that strikes your fancy at the California Flower Mall. With free admission, 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. Find everything from Larkspur, Orchids, Cherry Blossom, and Delphinium to baby’s breath, roses and gladiolus.

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Los Angeles Flower Mall
720 San Julian St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 624-2167

At the Flower Mall, you’ll find a host of exotic flowers and regular blooms in a more intimate setting than its neighbor across the street, the San Julian Flower Market. 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 6am to 12pm and admission is free.