February 9, 2017
2017 LA Flower District Valentine’s Day Hours: Flower vendors in the LA Flower District will be open as late as 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.
The LA Flower District is located in Downtown Los Angeles and spans six blocks between 7th and 8th Streets from Maple Avenue to San Pedro Street and 7th to 9th Street from Wall to San Pedro Streets. To use your GPS type in 755 Wall St. or 825 S San Pedro St.
2017 LA Flower District Valentine’s Day Hours
Southern California Flower Growers & Los Angeles Flower Market
755 and 754 Wall St.
Thursday, February 9: 6 a.m. – 12 noon
Friday, February 10: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 11: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 12: 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday, February 13: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Valentine’s Day, February 14: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The markets open earlier to the trade. See trade hours here.
Admission: $2 on weekdays, $1 on weekends
Known for: Bulk flowers, plants
California Flower Mall
825 S San Pedro St.
Thursday, February 9: 4:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Friday, February 10 – Sunday, February 12: 4:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, February 13: 4:30 a.m. open 24 hours through Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day, February 14: Open until 8 p.m.
Hours are for the trade and the public.
Admission is free.
Known for: Pre-made bouquets and custom arrangements
What You Need To Know About Shopping in the LA Flower District
- Expect savings of up to 70% on bulk flowers and 30%-70% on arrangements and bouquets.
- Most vendors and parking in this areas are CASH ONLY. There are ATMs located inside the markets.
- Most fresh-cut flowers are sold in bulk – 1 or 2 dozen at a time.
How to Buy the Freshest Flowers
- Look for straight, firm stems. Discoloration or slime can indicate bacteria and split or curved stems are signs that the flowers are old.
- Buy flowers with buds that are just beginning to open. Flowers, especially roses, travel a long journey to reach the markets. Those in full bloom have already reached their peak. The exception to this rule is the Gerbera Daisy, which will look like its in full bloom, and tulips, which should be purchased while the bulb is still fully closed.
- Avoid flowers with loose pollen or seeds. They are past their peak.
- More insider tips for first time flower market buyers, here.
Flower Care Tips
If you buy bulk flowers, please note they have not been processed. You will need to give them a little TLC to maximize their life span.
- Remove the flowers from their packaging before placing them in a vase.
- Remove excess leaves and cut the stems before placing them in water.
- Keep your flowers in a cool place, away from direct sunlight.