Nashville Florists: Making Folks Feel Loved Since 1877

Joy's Flowers and its next door neighbor, Emma's Flowers & Gifts, nestled cozily on West End.

Joy's Flowers and its next door neighbor, Emma's Flowers & Gifts, nestled cozily on West End.

When my parents started dating, they were seniors at rival high schools in No Man’s Land, North Texas, the late 70s. Prom season rolled around and my dad wanted to get flowers for my mother. Minor hitch in the plan, corsages cost a pretty penny. So the local florist struck up a bargain with my dad: clear out the lot next door, and you can have any flowers you want. For two days, my dad worked up to his elbows in weeds and rocks and dirt in 90-degree sunshine to get flowers for my mom. And he didn’t even think to tell her how hard he worked for them.

Along with an excuse to brag on my father, this is my way of saying that flowers are a significant expression of care and thoughtfulness. Whether you’re celebrating another year of waking up next to someone and still thinking they’re pretty swell, or whether you’re just extra aware of another human and want to let them know, flowers are a great way to say you think someone deserves a little extra loveliness in life.

You may not have noticed, but Nashville is exploding with green and growing things. This city values natural life, and upon that love for nature a plethora of florists stake their livelihoods. Below you’ll find a handful of flower peddlers in town for all your first date, Valentine’s Day, congratulatory and sympathy-expressing needs. First on the list is Joy’s Flowers, which Nashville Business Journal hails as one of the oldest enterprises in Nashville and potentially one of the first floral businesses in the South. Its grand opening dates all the way back to 1877, and today Joy’s claims a storefront in the center of the city. But without further ado, the florists of Music City:

 

Joy’s Flowers
2412 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-3875

Monday through Friday, 7:30am-4pm
Saturday, 8:30am-noon

Emma’s Flowers & Gifts
2410 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-0202

Monday through Friday, 8am-5:30pm
Saturday, 9am-3pm

Import Flowers Nashville
3636 Murphy Rd
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 297-0397

Monday through Friday, 7am-4pm
Saturday, 7am-noon

Blooming Boutique Flowers & Gifts
4507 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 383-4310

Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm
Saturday, 8am-noon

A Village of Flowers
1712 21st Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 369-3030

Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm
Saturday, 9am-5pm

Geny’s Flowers & Bridal
4407 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 269-0177

Monday through Friday, 7am-4pm
Saturday, 8am-noon

Flower Mart
4503 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 490-3966

4004 Hillsboro Pike #165R
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 292-7272

Monday through Saturday, 9am-6pm

The Tulip Tree
95 White Bridge Road, Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 352-1466

Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday, 9am-2pm

Rebel Hill Florist
4821 Trousdale Dr
Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 833-8555

Monday through Saturday, 8am-5:30pm

 

These are just a few flower shops in Nashville. A number of them make appearances inNashville Lifestyles Magazine and StyleBluePrint, where you can find even more florists around town. Also, Trader Joe’s on Hillsboro Pike always has inexpensive and lovely flowers for sale, though they don’t sell big, swanky arrangements. Anyway, wherever you shop for your sunflowers and daffodils, know that you’re in good hands. These flower shops make their arrangements with love and intense attention to detail, so you’ll walk away with gorgeous purchases no matter where you go.

 

*Just for kicks and giggles, here’s a website offering full descriptions of the symbolic meanings associated with flowers. In case you’re looking to communicate somethingreally thoroughly with your bouquet of choice. Also because I’m a total sucker for symbolism and stuff.