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12 Fashionable Flower Shops & Botany Boutiques for Mother's Day Blooms

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Although there are various life hacks—on-demand delivery apps, cool at-your-door floristsfor simplifying Mother's Day gifting, it's been proven that most moms wouldn't be mad at an old-fashioned, "look-ma-I-did-it-myself" bouquet. (Case in point: your popsicle stick frames still on the fridge.)

With the official day of maternal appreciation fast approaching (it's this Sunday!), we've rounded up LA's best flower and plant shops that aren't mass-market corner stores. From a cool cactus shop for black-thumbed ladies, a designer flower bar for assembling your own arrangements, the massive LA Flower District, and more, see 10 local options in A to Z order below.

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1. Hot Cactus

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1505.5 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 947-3009
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From monster pachypodiums to mini cacti clusters, this Echo Park shop specializes in rare and bizarre varieties hailing from the Cali-Mexico border. Pricing: $25 to $800. [Photo]

2. California Flower Mall

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825 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Featuring over 40 vendors, the admission-free floral mall will hold special hours starting today, including a 24-hour stint on the weekend. Hours: Tuesday from 4:30am to 6pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30am to 7pm, Friday from 4:30am to 9pm, and Saturday from 4:30am through 7pm Sunday. Pricing: varies by vendor. [Photo]

3. The Conservatory Florist

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1900 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 851-6290
Although online ordering is available, this "people-friendly" florist prefers to help its clients (which includes a host of major film studios) personalize dreamy floral and orchid arrangements face-to-face. Pricing: $25 and up; $75 and up for delivered arrangements (delivery fee $15 to $30). [Photo]

4. Empty Vase

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9033 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-1988
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Don't expect this celeb-frequented WeHo florist to live up to its name: Empty Vase's bold bloom artists craft lush arrangements with seasonal foliage that please happy clients of every budget size. Pricing: $39 and up. [Photo]

5. Fleurish

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11906 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 575-8775
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All the hard picking and cutting has been done for you at this DIY flower bar, which provides a curated collection of FleurKits designed by celeb florist Amy Marella. A reserved seat includes a step-by-step tutorial and all the fixings: flowers, trimmings, vase, and an easy transport box. Pricing: $39.95 and up. [Photo]

6. French Florist

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8658 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
The LA Weekly-approved flower shop "has been specializing in exotic flower delivery service for the Hollywood movie and entertainment industry," so you can bet their pro florists will whip up something just as special (and within your budget) for you in-store, too. Pricing: $29.99 and up. [Photo]

7. Hollyflora Market & Courtyard

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5046 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 591-1120
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Previously appointment-only, this "forward-thinking floral studio" has worked with museums like LACMA and the Hammer. Simply put: co-owners Holly Vesecky and Rebecca Uchtman's creations are works of art (oh, and Clare V. is also a fan). Pricing: $100 and up for deliveries. [Photo]

8. LA Flower Market & SoCal Flower Growers

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755 Wall Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Offering over 500,000 square feet of fresh-cut stems, accessories, and more, the two LA Flower District meccas will have special holiday hours. Admission is $2 on weekdays and $1 on weekends. Hours: Tuesday from 6am to noon, Wednesday from 8am to 1pm, Thursday from 6am to 1pm, Friday from 8am to 3pm, Saturday from 6am to 3pm, and Sunday from 6am to 2pm. [Photo]

9. The Plant Provocateur

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3318 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
The recently-opened shop's plant-obsessed owner, Hank Jenkins, will make everything from cut flower bouquets to insanely inventive arrangements with the most fascinating florals. [Photo]

10. Rolling Greens

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7505 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-4500
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In addition to chic home decor, furniture, and accessories, this charming nursery features a floral arrangement bar stocked with unique stems and trimmings for crafting the perfect creation. [Photo]

11. Spruce

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4313 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 660-9300
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For the post-modern woman in your life, this luxe floral shop designs minimalist-cool creations from local plants, all placed in handcrafted wood and glass containers (made in Cali, of course). Pricing: $55 and up. [Photo]

12. Twigs & Thyme

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8685 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 854-0020
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Housed in the space formerly occupied by Gardenia Flower Art, this crowd-pleasing flower shop in Beverly Hills "harvest a fresh, modern, and artistic floral palette." Pricing: $50 and up. [Photo]

1. Hot Cactus

1505.5 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026
From monster pachypodiums to mini cacti clusters, this Echo Park shop specializes in rare and bizarre varieties hailing from the Cali-Mexico border. Pricing: $25 to $800. [Photo]
1505.5 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2. California Flower Mall

825 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Featuring over 40 vendors, the admission-free floral mall will hold special hours starting today, including a 24-hour stint on the weekend. Hours: Tuesday from 4:30am to 6pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30am to 7pm, Friday from 4:30am to 9pm, and Saturday from 4:30am through 7pm Sunday. Pricing: varies by vendor. [Photo]
825 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

3. The Conservatory Florist

1900 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Although online ordering is available, this "people-friendly" florist prefers to help its clients (which includes a host of major film studios) personalize dreamy floral and orchid arrangements face-to-face. Pricing: $25 and up; $75 and up for delivered arrangements (delivery fee $15 to $30). [Photo]
1900 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068

4. Empty Vase

9033 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Don't expect this celeb-frequented WeHo florist to live up to its name: Empty Vase's bold bloom artists craft lush arrangements with seasonal foliage that please happy clients of every budget size. Pricing: $39 and up. [Photo]
9033 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. Fleurish

11906 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
All the hard picking and cutting has been done for you at this DIY flower bar, which provides a curated collection of FleurKits designed by celeb florist Amy Marella. A reserved seat includes a step-by-step tutorial and all the fixings: flowers, trimmings, vase, and an easy transport box. Pricing: $39.95 and up. [Photo]
11906 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

6. French Florist

8658 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
The LA Weekly-approved flower shop "has been specializing in exotic flower delivery service for the Hollywood movie and entertainment industry," so you can bet their pro florists will whip up something just as special (and within your budget) for you in-store, too. Pricing: $29.99 and up. [Photo]
8658 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

7. Hollyflora Market & Courtyard

5046 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Previously appointment-only, this "forward-thinking floral studio" has worked with museums like LACMA and the Hammer. Simply put: co-owners Holly Vesecky and Rebecca Uchtman's creations are works of art (oh, and Clare V. is also a fan). Pricing: $100 and up for deliveries. [Photo]
5046 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019

8. LA Flower Market & SoCal Flower Growers

755 Wall Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Offering over 500,000 square feet of fresh-cut stems, accessories, and more, the two LA Flower District meccas will have special holiday hours. Admission is $2 on weekdays and $1 on weekends. Hours: Tuesday from 6am to noon, Wednesday from 8am to 1pm, Thursday from 6am to 1pm, Friday from 8am to 3pm, Saturday from 6am to 3pm, and Sunday from 6am to 2pm. [Photo]
755 Wall Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

9. The Plant Provocateur

3318 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
The recently-opened shop's plant-obsessed owner, Hank Jenkins, will make everything from cut flower bouquets to insanely inventive arrangements with the most fascinating florals. [Photo]
3318 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

10. Rolling Greens

7505 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
In addition to chic home decor, furniture, and accessories, this charming nursery features a floral arrangement bar stocked with unique stems and trimmings for crafting the perfect creation. [Photo]
7505 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11. Spruce

4313 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
For the post-modern woman in your life, this luxe floral shop designs minimalist-cool creations from local plants, all placed in handcrafted wood and glass containers (made in Cali, of course). Pricing: $55 and up. [Photo]
4313 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

12. Twigs & Thyme

8685 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Housed in the space formerly occupied by Gardenia Flower Art, this crowd-pleasing flower shop in Beverly Hills "harvest a fresh, modern, and artistic floral palette." Pricing: $50 and up. [Photo]
8685 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211