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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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Hot Cactus

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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]

California Flower Mall

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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]

The Conservatory Florist

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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]

Empty Vase

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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]

Fleurish

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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]

French Florist

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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]

Hollyflora Market & Courtyard

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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]

LA Flower Market & SoCal Flower Growers

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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]

The Plant Provocateur

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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]

Rolling Greens

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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]
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]

Twigs & Thyme

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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]

Hot Cactus

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]

California Flower Mall

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]

The Conservatory Florist

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]

Empty Vase

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]

Fleurish

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]

French Florist

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]

Hollyflora Market & Courtyard

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]

LA Flower Market & SoCal Flower Growers

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]

The Plant Provocateur

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]

Rolling Greens

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]

Spruce

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]

Twigs & Thyme

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]