The Original Los Angeles Flower Market
In the heart of the vibrant L.A. Flower District, experience a spectacular display of fresh flowers and plants at unbelievable bargain prices.
Although the area primarily caters to wholesale buyers, The Original Los Angeles Flower Market is open to the public. Forget overpriced flower shops and get creative with the vast array of fragrant blossoms and floral supplies. Founded in the early 1900s, the historic L.A. Flower Market is still going strong over a century later.
With nearly 200 wholesale vendors, the six-block floral marketplace is rich with colorful variety. The Original L.A. Flower Market has only a $1-2 cash admission; most vendors accept credit cards, though some have minimum charges.
You can shop like an industry insider or visit to take in the seasonal floral scents and explore the bustling market scene. In December, the market smells like cinnamon and pine; it’s a festive spot to pick up a wreath for the holidays.
Local tip: I recommend an early arrival on Saturday morning, ideally at 6 am, to park, beat the crowds, and experience the full array of flowers and plants. Be mindful if you’re street parking; it’s better to aim for South-West streets.
My sister had a flower shop in Cheyenne, WY. I accompanied her a few time to the flower market in Denver. Ironically, all of those flowers came from this area. It was always fun to surround myself in the sights and smells of the market. Even when you stepped away from fresh flowers and into the vases, etc. it was so much fun to see the possibilities.
What a wonderful idea for an early morning outing. Thanks for sharing!
Wow, I did not know that was there. Thanks for sharing!