Learn how to shop at the Los Angeles Flower Market in the LA Flower District for the freshest flowers in Los Angeles at great prices. I’d never been to the LA Flower Market until I went with my friend Julie; I shadowed her while she bought flowers for Rosh Hashanah. She seems to go there at least once a month due to her family functions (large family). After visiting and learning how to shop at the Los Angeles Flower Market, I will never shop elsewhere when I need more than one floral arrangement. The freshness and low prices are worth the trek to LA. Let me break it down for you so you can go too!
Los Angeles Flower Market Hours, location and Parking
The Los Angeles Flower Market is located at 754 Wall Street, Los Angeles, Ca in the LA Flower District. It is in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Make sure to arrive early (before 9 am) to get good pickings on the day’s flowers and plants. The market opens at 6 or 8 am and closes between 11 am and noon (depending on the day). Trade gets first dibs, usually starting at 2 am! There are two large warehouses across from each other that make up the Original Flower Market.
Public Admission to the flower market is $2 on weekdays and $1 on Saturday.
Los Angeles Flower Market parking is easy – just park in one of the garages adjacent to the market. When we went, it was $9 for parking. The price varies depending on the time of day.
Inside the LA Flower District Flower Markets
What struck me when I entered was the vastness of the space. There were vendors everywhere. This is the place to be for wholesale flowers in Los Angeles.
Flowers filled the warehouses, with large open areas for carts to pass.
Wholesale Floral Varieties
Our first stop was to pick up some cymbidium orchid stems. I buy these all the time. Pick the flowers off and put in water tubes to mix in with succulents and florals. Gorgeous orchids at $8 per stem, at Bristol Farms they cost $14.
These orchids are great to leave on the stem. Use to add a splash of tropical luxury to floral arrangements.
How gorgeous is this huge orchid flower pair?
There was fun decor for floral arrangements too. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices!
We purchased these walking sticks for $12 (thin) and $16 (thick) to make dining table centerpieces.
I love these Gerber Daisies, but they fall over so easily and I’m too lazy to reinforce each stem with a stick.
Love, love yellow roses!
Can you believe they were $40 for 10 dozen roses? They were smaller roses, but still!
I love Ranunculus and Peonies! Unfortunately, these were too small for my liking. My favorite is a huge bouquet of pink peonies. It’s a shame they have such a short June season.
Julie says to pick a color scheme before you go and then buy the flowers in season. The flowers will be at their freshest and at lower prices than those out of season. These mums looked so fresh.
I loved these Rice flowers and got a few bunches for $5 each. I was disappointed that they only lasted a few days and the stems disintegrated very fast and turned the water brown.
We loved these air plants and succulents in hanging glass balls! They were around $20 each if I remember correctly. Such a fun way to decorate the house.
I loooove succulents due to their long lives! We have them all around my house, inside and out.
For interesting arrangements, get a variety of sizes.
Gorgeous fillers! I see these in high-end floral arrangements all the time!
How beautiful are these filler flowers? I love the different shades of green!
Orchids, Orchids, and Orchids!
My heart sings at the sight of all the orchids at the Los Angeles Flower Market! Each plant ranges from $7-13 depending on size and 1 vs 2 stems. Grocery stores charge $16 and up, don’t they??
These phalaenopsis orchids were available in loose stems (vs. potted): 10 large stems for $40. They would make absolutely gorgeous centerpieces and will last 2 weeks. I think I’ll try these next time we have a special occasion.
LOVE. My wedding bouquet and flowers were orchids. My favorite.
Aren’t all the colors so beautiful?
Wholesale Flowers Los Angeles…Shopping Complete
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Now we have beautiful flowers to make into flower arrangements. Not sure you know how to arrange fresh flowers? With my 4 Steps to Professional Looking Flower Arrangements, you will be amazed at your results.
Wow, there are a lot of pictures. Don’t you feel like you went there with me? Finally, I know how to shop at the Los Angeles Flower Market! I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to check it out.
Do you think you will visit the market too? The wholesale flower prices are 30-50% less than retail. But it’s hard to take a whole morning to shop for flowers. For special occasions, we would be crazy not to go.
While you are in Los Angeles, you will also want to visit the Jewelry District. Don’t worry, my tips will help you Navigate the Los Angeles Jewelry District Like a Pro.
Did you bring your own cart with you? or do they provide it there?
They have carts you can walk to your car for loading! Bring a cooler with ice/water to out your flowers in for the ride home.
Do you need to have a wholesale license to shop there?
Hi Suzy! No anyone can buy there!
Do you just walk around and pick what you want or does someone assist you? Thanks for the information.
You just walk around but there are a ton of vendors. You can ask for help.
Do they sell potted orchids?
yes they do!
How much are sunflowers ?