The Power of Flower Shops in San Francisco

Flower power was nurtured in San Francisco, at Height and Ashbury, ground zero for flowers as social-change symbols of love and peace. The history of the first florist shop in San Francisco is long gone, but one can imagine enterprising flower arrangers and sellers were part of the city as a budding metropolis in the 49 Gold Rush and Barbary Coast days.

Now, the city is festooned with dozens and dozens of flower shops—petite to grande—offering everything from organic to artisan bouquets. In a world of concrete and neon, flower shops are welcome respites. But, the blooming question is: which are the best florist shops in the city?

One list from assembles five shops. At the top is Farmgirl Flowers at 640 Brannon Street. Wrapped in eye-catching burlap their flower arrangements project their philosophy of great customer service, farm fresh, American grown, supportive of local growers. Next in line is Amazing Flowers and Events at 5522 Geary Blvd. Prized for customer service, creatively fulfilling special requests, and truly amazing in floral presentations, this shop is located in a popular shopping neighborhood on Geary.

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