Nestled amongst Downtown Los Angeles’ potpourri of districts -- the Fashion District, the Arts District, and the unofficially-zoned Piñata District -- lies the colorful Flower District, and, at its stem, the historic Los Angeles Flower Market.
The L.A. Flower Market finds its roots in the success of Japanese-American growers who established the city’s first major flower market, the Southern California Flower Market, in 1912. The current L.A. flower market was established in 1919 by a group of 30 European-American growers seeking a better way to distribute their fresh flowers.
The market today is a blooming spectacle of every sort of flower, plant, pot and flower arrangement-related decoration a person might imagine. It is the perfect place to pick up beautiful and reasonably priced plants. It’s also a truly lovely sight to behold.
Fun fact: In 2011, the market transformed its main facility into a solar powered showcase for its floral offerings!
Be forewarned that street parking is expensive, about $6/ hour. There is also a large structure that is a little cheaper. It’s the kind of place you can see within an hour so keep that in mind.
The market advertises itself as being open until 2pm some days, but many of the stalls close up shop before then. The earlier you arrive, the better.
LA Flower Market
754 Wall St, Los Angeles, CA 90014