The city of Lexington, Virginia has some gorgeous greenhouses and talented florists that BBOnline recommends you make part of your Lexington shopping experience. Anyone who loves plants or artsy floral arrangements will find a treasure trove of great places to shop in this city. Most are family owned, making your visit a more enjoyable and personalized experience than at a larger, generic store.
The Jefferson Florist and Garden
603 North Lee Highway
Lexington, VA 24450
This lovely little store has been in operation since 1983 and has a huge variety of floral arrangements and gifts available for any occasion, from a holiday to an anniversary, to a "just because". Of particular interest are the contemporary pieces, which combine fresh flowers, foliage, stones, marbles, vases and more to form interesting, and often clean-cut shapes and forms. Some of the flowers utilized in the arrangements include orchids, birds of paradise, roses, tiger lillies and poinsettias. The Jefferson Florist and Garden caters to special events like weddings and birthdays. While each arrangement has a distinct price depending of the types of flowers and plants used, the vast majority range from $40 to $130. The arrangements also come in 3 different sizes to suit your needs. Step out of your Lexington Bed and Breakfast, and make your way to The Jefferson Florist for a relaxing day of shopping.
Mountain View Farm Greenhouses
16 McCurdy Lane
Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473
How are the flowers from The Jefferson Florist always so fresh? They come from the Mountain View Farm Greenhouses, owned by the same family as The Jefferson Florist. Housing vibrant blooming plants, hanging plants, foliage plants and combined potted plants all year round, this amazing greenhouse is full of diverse colors and aromas that make shopping there very pleasurable. The greenhouse brings a little bit of the splendor of nature to you for a reasonable price. Geraniums, mums, ferns and poinsettias are just a few of the many varieties of plants available for purchase. Open since 1972, you'll always be met with friendly people knowledgeable on the subject of plants, gardening and plant care.
The Potting Shed
College Square Shopping Center
Lexington, VA 24450
Nestled in the center of historic Lexington, The Potting Shed is a unique store offering all sorts of services and products related to plants, flowers, garden design and garden care. They carry local plants as well as exotic ones from all over the world. Most interesting is The Potting Shed's large collection of colorful orchids, including the unusual long blooming moth orchid. The orchids can be a bit pricey, but as most of them cannot be found in other stores in the area, it's understandable. The shop itself is quite cozy and friendly, with a well educated staff and garden consultations available. Services offered include garden design, construction, garden sitting while you're on vacation, pruning, mowing the lawn and general maintenence. For anyone interested in plants and gardening who's staying in a Lexington Inn, The Potting Shed is a must-visit.