Rochester Floral Design Center

870 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612

Phone: (585) 225-3640

Canandaigua Floral Design Center

100 S Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 394-2542

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Rockcastle Florist is a family owned & operated floral design firm. The owners, Keith and Wendy Rockcastle, are lifelong residents of Rochester. Both have family ties to the Canandaigua community as well. The Rockcastle’s love their customers. That is why every flower arrangement they create is backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t absolutely love the arrangement we create for you, just contact one of our floral design centers. We will replace that arrangement with one of equal or greater value. Absolutely free of charge. People send flowers to celebrate life’s special occasions. In fact, flowers are one of the most popular occasion themed gifts. If you have one of life’s special moments coming up, we hope that you will choose Rockcastle Florist to help make that celebration one to be remembered. We employ an expert team of floral designers. They have years of experience and create luxurious, upscale floral designs. When you stop by one of floral design centers, we guarantee that a friendly, creative, highly skilled team member will be there to greet you. They will will make every effort to exceed your expectations.

Rockcastle Florist is your Finger Lakes flower and wedding specialist. The award winning wedding team at Rockcastle Florist creates gorgeous wedding flowers. Our custom designed bridal bouquets are simply stunning. The Rockcastle Florist wedding team has handled floral design for some of the most prestigious weddings that have been held in the Finger Lakes area. We have been in business since 1951. We have years of experience and have designed wedding flower packages for most of the top wedding venues in the Finger Lakes. When you come in for your Free Wedding Consultation, our wedding staff will listen to your vision for the wedding flower package of your dreams. We will take that vision and turn it into a reality.

We buy many of the flowers we sell direct from domestic and international flower farms. That ensures that our customers are getting the finest, freshest, highest quality flowers available. Buying direct offers huge advantages. There are cost savings when we avoid the middleman. Those savings can be passed along to our customers. Equally as important, we are able to reduce the time between when the flowers are cut at the farm and when they arrive in our flower shop. Fresher flowers equals longer vase life. Longer vase life means you get to enjoy your fresh flower arrangement a few days longer.

 

 

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June 12th is Red Rose Day and June 10th is Hanna’s Birthday

We have the best selection of roses in Rochester available online and at our Rochester flower shop. We offer same-day local and national delivery on our Ecuadorian roses as well as most of our beautiful floral designs, plants, and gifts. Rockcastle Florist Rochester's Favorite Florist and Rose Delivery Service June is National Rose Month to celebrate the peak season for roses. It's also Red Rose Day on June 12th and Hanna's Birthday on June 10th where you can celebrate by giving out a free rose on this special day. We have roses in all colors and quantities available as well as stunning floral designs like these that combine roses with our beautiful blooms. Roses of Orange County Bouquet This unique floral display combines peach and orange flowers. There are 10 peach roses along with light orange hydrangea in a green vase that is tied with a ribbon. Be Happy Bouquet with Roses! This cheerful rose display comes in a yellow happy face keepsake mug. There are tons of flowers and roses that are sure to [...]

Honoring Patriots with Memorial Day Flowers and Wreaths

Rockcastle Florist Voted Best Florist In The Finger Lakes Memorial Day is Monday, May 27th. It's a day to honor and show respect for the soldiers we've lost in battle as well as those who spent their lives fighting for our freedom. The floral design team at Rockcastle Florist is busy creating some gorgeous floral designs, with patriotic themes. Take a look at some of those designs shown below. All were created with beautiful, farm fresh flowers. We purchase many of the flowers we sell direct from the flower farms. Buying from both domestic and international suppliers. When you buy direct, there are huge advantages. The cost of the flowers is less, because you eliminate the wholesalers mark up. We are able to pass those cost savings along to our customers. The flowers arrive fresher. Again, the time delays from when the farms cut the flowers to when we can design and deliver them to our customers are reduced. Fresher flowers equates directly to longer vase life for the recipients. Our Memorial Day collection offers [...]

Celebrate Your Grad with Flowers and Gifts!

Rockcastle Florist Local Same Day & Express Delivery High school and college graduation are here! The floral design team at Rockcastle has been super busy putting together flower arrangements for area graduation celebrations. A graduation is one of life's great milestone moments. Flowers are are great gift for people wanting to celebrate life's special moments. It's time to celebrate those hard-working students who are now moving on to the next chapter in their lives. But, first, they deserve special gifts to know just how proud you are of how far they've come. Our Rochester flower shop and website have many celebratory floral bouquets and gifts to show your pride in that special grad like these thoughtful ideas: Burlap Chic Bouquet This stunning bouquet gives your grad a sunny mix of yellow sunflowers as well as orange and yellow roses. These premium flowers are arranged and displayed in a cylindrical vase that features a burlap wrap. Be Happy Bouquet with Roses! Give the beauty of roses to your grad plus a keepsake happy face coffee mug [...]

Order Today for Mother’s Day!

Rockcastle Florist Voted Best Local Florist Rockcastle Florist is a second generation, family owned and operated floral design firm. The company is currently run by owners Keith and Wendy Rockcastle, assisted by their daughter Mary. Florists all across America love Mother's Day. It is one of the busiest holidays in the floral industry. The only other day each year that generates the same level of activity is Valentine's Day. Each year, our delivery schedule fills to capacity at Mother's Day. One of the few times each year where demand for fresh cut flowers, exceeds our ability to supply them. The good news is, there is still time to place your Mother's Day order with our Rochester flower shop in-person, by phone, or through our website. Here is our Mother's Day collection to get you started shopping now! Basket of Love Planter Give mom the gift of an outdoor planter that holds numerous bright spring plants. The keepsake wicker basket is a bonus Mother's Day gift! Welcome Planter This is another special outdoor planter for Mom [...]

Celebrating Rochester Moms on Mother’s Day

Rockcastle Florist Mother's Day Flowers, Plants & Gifts Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th. It's not far away so now is the time to plan that special day for that person that has done so much for you. Flowers are one of the top gifts of choice for people wanting to celebrate their moms. Demand for flowers at Mother's Day often exceeds most florists ability to supply. Rockcastle is one of the few flower shops in the Finger Lakes that has the buying power to purchase direct from the flower farms. That positions us to be able to provide the finest, freshest, highest quality floral products. It also ensures that our ability to supply fresh cut flowers is greatly enhanced. We'd love to help you and have a wonderful Mother's Day collection available at our Rochester flower shop and through our website. Here are some Mother's Day gifts to get you started: Joanna Market Bouquet Inspired by interior design Joana Gaines, this market-style floral bouquet offers a stunning combination of fresh seasonal flowers. If you [...]

Celebrating Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

Rockcastle Florist Local Same Day & 4 Hour Express Flower Delivery While most of us are thinking about the end of the school year rapidly approaching, we don't want to forget about an opportune time to thank all the wonderful teachers who make a difference in kids' lives. The best time to do that is on May 7th, which is Teacher Appreciation Day or at some point during Teacher Appreciation Week, which is May 6th through May 10th. At our Rochester flower shop and through our website, we have many teacher gifts that are easy to order and pick up or have delivered to Rochester schools. Here are some teacher gift ideas: Triumphant Tulips Send a teacher these brightly colored 12 tulips in a cylinder vase tied with raffia ribbon and accented with seeded eucalyptus. It's a thoughtful way to say thanks and celebrate the beauty of spring. Spring in Seneca Park Bouquet Teachers will be sure to love this mix of seasonal flowers. The vase holds purple hydrangea, brightly colored gerbera daisies, orange tulips, [...]

 

 

 

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Celebrating Rochester Moms on Mother’s Day

Rockcastle Florist Mother's Day Flowers, Plants & Gifts Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th. It's not far away so now is the time to plan that special day for that person that has done so much for you. Flowers are one of the top gifts of choice for people wanting to celebrate their moms. Demand for flowers at Mother's Day often exceeds most florists ability to supply. Rockcastle is one of the few flower shops in the Finger Lakes that has the buying power to purchase direct from the flower farms. That positions us to be able to provide the finest, freshest, highest quality floral products. It also ensures that our ability to supply fresh cut flowers is greatly enhanced. We'd love to help you and have a wonderful Mother's Day collection available at our Rochester flower shop and through our website. Here are some Mother's Day gifts to get you started: Joanna Market Bouquet Inspired by interior design Joana Gaines, this market-style floral bouquet offers a stunning combination of fresh seasonal flowers. If you upgrade to the deluxe size, your mom also receives the bouquet and wooden market tray. Then, the premium size includes the market tray and locally made lavender chocolate as well as the bouquet. Luv U Mom Pink Bouquet Your mom will love this flower arrangement that features a range of pink flowers. There are 10 pink roses as well as pink hydrangea all arranged in a pink vase tied with a ribbon. You can upgrade your Mother's Day order to fancy to add two more roses while the premium size includes more hydrangea. Garden Whisper Bouquet Pink Send Mom two gifts in one. She'll get a beautiful floral bouquet that includes blue hydrangea, pink roses, ornamental kale, and lavender stock as well as a keepsake tin watering can that displays the bouquet. Breakfast in Bed Bouquet A lavender glass vase holds a breathtaking floral design that offers lavender roses, orange gerbera daisies, monte casino, and green mini hydrangea. Whiskey Barrel Planter Give Mom a unique gift that is sure to please her green thumb if she likes gardening. This is an outdoor planter filled with bright spring blooming plants. The planter is a keepsake whiskey barrel. Flower City Blooms Here's a Mother's Day gift that includes a keepsake ceramic cube vase filled with peach hydrangeas, orange roses, blue thistle, and gerbera daisies. It's a sweet way to show your appreciation. There's more available for Mom! This is just a few examples of what we have in our Rochester flower shop. Visit us today or order online through our website for Mother's Day delivery.

Celebrating Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

Rockcastle Florist Local Same Day & 4 Hour Express Flower Delivery While most of us are thinking about the end of the school year rapidly approaching, we don't want to forget about an opportune time to thank all the wonderful teachers who make a difference in kids' lives. The best time to do that is on May 7th, which is Teacher Appreciation Day or at some point during Teacher Appreciation Week, which is May 6th through May 10th. At our Rochester flower shop and through our website, we have many teacher gifts that are easy to order and pick up or have delivered to Rochester schools. Here are some teacher gift ideas: Triumphant Tulips Send a teacher these brightly colored 12 tulips in a cylinder vase tied with raffia ribbon and accented with seeded eucalyptus. It's a thoughtful way to say thanks and celebrate the beauty of spring. Spring in Seneca Park Bouquet Teachers will be sure to love this mix of seasonal flowers. The vase holds purple hydrangea, brightly colored gerbera daisies, orange tulips, and peach spray roses with silk butterfly accents. Peaches and Dreams This sublime bouquet offers pastel flowers like peach roses and other premium seasonal blooms and greenery in a keepsake vase. Aqua Dream Bouquet Give a keepsake aqua-glazed ceramic vase that holds yellow roses, white Asiatic lilies, yellow miniature carnations, and white daisy spray chrysanthemums along with dusty miller, parvifolia eucalyptus, and lemon leaf. It's a stunning gift for any teacher. Martha Washington Geranium Plant Celebrate a teacher by giving them a long-lasting gift of a plant. This plant is a flowering geranium that was made famous by Martha Washington. Colors of the flowers may vary from pink, purple, or coral. The container options include a variety of geometric patterns. Good Luck Bamboo Send good thoughts of wealth and good luck to a teacher with this bamboo plant. The good karma that comes with it is an extra special gift to help a special teacher have only good things happen to them. Fruit, Nut, and Cheese Basket Send a special teacher this special gift basket that is overflowing with seasonal fruit as well as cheeses and nuts.   Place your order today for teacher gifts in our Rochester flower shop, by phone, or through our website!

Celebrating Admins and Virtual Admins in Rochester

Rockcastle Florist Voted Best Florist In Rochester New York Administrative professionals week is right around the corner. Some of the hardest working folks at your firm are your secretaries and admin folks. These people often toil in anonymity, but, contribute in a huge way to the success of the companies they work form. This is the time of year when we have the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous contributions. Have you purchase a gift for your admin, admin team, or virtual admin yet? If not, we encourage you to visit our website and look at all the great flowers, plants and occasion themed gifts we have available. Administrative Professionals Week is April 22nd through April 26th along with Administrative Professionals Day on April 24th. Our Rochester flower shop has a collection of thoughtful gifts for your admins like these: Bubbling Over Bouquet This gift for an admin offers a stunning bouquet that includes pink roses and lavender flowers like carnations, alstroemeria, and chrysanthemums that are displayed in a bubble-textured pink glass vase with a metallic finish. There are also seeded eucalyptus and lemon leaf. Burlap Chic Bouquet Burlap Chic Bouquet is an exclusive floral design that has sunflowers, orange roses, yellow roses, and a mix of seasonal flowers and greenery. These are arranged in a cylindrical vase with a burlap wrap.  Highland Park Sunset Give your admin this gorgeous flower arrangement made of hot pink roses, green cymbidium orchids, orange mini roses, and succulent cuts.  These are all arranged in a leaf-lined glass cylinder. Spring Has Sprung Mixed Basket Your admin will enjoy displaying this garden basket on their desk or a table for years to come with just minimal maintenance. The round wicker basket has a purple African violet, yellow begonia, pink kalanchoe, and white hypoestes. Gourmet Basket This gift basket is perfect for that hard-working admin. It comes with many treats that they can enjoy at the office or at home. Gourmet Basket Premium This larger gift basket is ideal if you have a team of admins. The savory and sweet snacks may include cheese, crackers, cookies, nuts, and candy. They arrive in a natural wicker basket. Place your order for Administrative Professionals Week today at our Rochester flower shop!  

Easter is Sunday, April 21st

Easter is just a couple of weeks away, so now is the time to order your Easter baskets, Easter centerpieces, and Easter lilies for your Easter celebration and as gifts for other special people in our life. Our Rochester flower shop and website have an Easter collection with something for everyone like these beautiful floral ideas and gifts: Precious Petals Bouquet This spring bouquet adds a festive and spiritual touch to the Easter table with a keepsake crystal cross. There are pink spray roses, white Asiatic lilies, light orange gerberas, and yellow miniature carnations as well as bupleurum, dusty miller, galax leaves, sword fern, and leatherleaf fern. Triumphant Tulips This is a bright and charming spring bouquet idea for the Easter table. It features 12 tulips in a cylinder vase with seeded eucalyptus. The vase is tied with a raffia ribbon for a rustic touch. Rabbit Garden Centerpiece This fun centerpiece for Easter features fresh ornamental kale, blue hydrangea, and yellow tulips with a keepsake white ceramic bunny. Bunny Hop Bouquet This spring arrangement of flowers makes an ideal Easter centerpiece or Easter gift. It has yellow hydrangea as well as tulips and daffodils in a glass cylinder vase that is topped with a sparkle bunny pick. Tulip and Rose Bouquet This Easter vase arrangement is filled with roses, tulips, and hydrangea. Sweet Spring Bouquet Enjoy this green vase that displays green hydrangea, pink gerbera daisies, and yellow tulips for Easter. Bloomin' Brunch Bouquet Celebrate spring and Easter with this fresh centerpiece that includes Monte Casino, coral roses, and peach gerbera daisies arranged in a glass vase. Art Glass Garden Bouquet An iridescent aqua blue glass cylinder vase holds lavender roses, purple tulips, lavender alstroemeria, lavender miniature carnations, purple daisy spray chrysanthemums, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, sword fern, and lemon leaf. Place your order for Easter today at our Rochester flower shop or through our website!

Prom Season in Rochester

Rochester high schools are getting ready for the last dance of the year: prom. This is a big dance that adds special memories to high school life. There are clothes to pick out, limos to rent, and hair to ready for the dance. It's also time to visit your local Rochester flower shop or online store to conveniently order prom flowers like prom corsages and prom boutonnieres. Check out some of the options we have available right now for order: These photos illustrate the creative floral design process that offers sophistication, premium flowers, glamorous presentations, and numerous accents. Choose from wrist or pinned prom corsages like the ones shown here on this blog post. There are numerous styles and floral designs -- from sophisticated and glamorous with roses, calla lilies, and/or orchids to simple and sweet with bright daisies. There are prom boutonnieres to match every prom corsage so your child's date can be the perfect match on such a memorable evening. We'd like to suggest that you come in and visit our Rochester flower shop and bring in your dress so we can create or match prom flowers to suit your personal style and taste.

By | April 5th, 2019|Categories: Prom|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Rockcastle Florist has the Best Selection of Green, Blooming, and Succulent Plants

Now that spring has arrived, it's a good time to think about adding more plants to your home and office to bring nature indoors with you and benefit from the healthy environment they create. We are proud of our green, blooming, and succulent plant collection at our Rochester flower shop. Here are some of the highlights: Lovely One Spathiphyllum Plant The spathiphyllum plant features white flowers with long-lasting beauty and easy maintenance. Dish Garden Ceramic Planter - Premium This is a 14-inch ceramic planter that overflows with a mix of colorful blooming plants and green plants based on what's available at the time of order. Dish Garden Ceramic Planter - Large You can also choose a smaller size from the premium edition like large, which still provides a generous amount of green plants and blooming plants. There are also other smaller sizes to select from, including a medium or small ceramic dish option. Dish Garden Basket - Large Instead of a ceramic dish option, you can also get a garden mix of green and blooming plants that are arranged in a wicker basket. While this is a large size, there are smaller sizes to choose from. Spring Has Sprung Mixed Basket This basket gives you the best of spring in terms of green and blooming plants. This one offers a purple African violet, yellow begonia, pink kalanchoe, and white hypoestes arranged in a round basket. Come see what other plant options we have in our Rochester flower shop!  

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: Plants|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Spring is Here with Special Days to Celebrate

March 20th is a special day with three celebrations all packed into one day. There is Proposal Day, the first day of Spring, and International Earth Day. Proposal Day celebrates love and commitment through marriage. At our Rochester flower shop, we love helping brides-to-be plan their wedding flowers. We have an exclusive wedding flower website to help you get started, so be sure to check it out! With the start of Spring and the need to protect our Earth by recognizing the value of the environment, it's a good time to think of ways to include more of Mother Nature in our lives and those of others. Here are some beautiful ways you can do that: Spring Rhapsody A couture vase holds a mix of yellow and white spring flowers, including customer favorites like tulips. Spring Equinox This warm and bright floral display includes a wide range of colors and spring flower varieties to add cheer to your day or that of your recipient. Tulip and Rose Bouquet This vase arrangement for spring showcases spring favorites like colorful roses, tulips, and hydrangea. Spring Showers Bouquet Enjoy a pastel flower arrangement with light pink roses, pale green hydrangea, and creamy yellow tulips. Spring in Seneca Park Spring is also about bright colors, which are on display in this bouquet purple hydrangea, gerbera daisies, orange tulips, and peach spray roses that are accented with silk butterflies. Coral Charm Bouquet Celebrate spring with a vivid bouquet of coral gerbera daisies, pink hydrangea, orange roses, and peach spray roses. These bold flowers are arranged in a glass cylinder vase that features a cork wrap inside. Sassy Spring Bouquet A glass vase holds spring floral favorites, such as gerbera daisies, orange spray roses, Viking mums, and curly willow. Aqua Dream Bouquet Named after the special vase this arrangement includes yellow roses and miniature carnations as well as white Asiatic lilies and daisy spray chrysanthemums. There are also dusty miller, parvifolia eucalyptus, and lemon leaf. Come see these spring bouquets and more in Rochester flower shop today!

Celebrating Spring with Plant a Flower Day and St. Patrick’s Day

Now that Daylight Savings time has arrived and the official start of spring is just around the corner, it's time for our Rochester flower shop to prepare for the season. Up first are two special March days that can be enhanced with floral decor: Plant a Flower Day on March 12th (that's today!) and St. Patrick's Day on March 17th. Here are some options to decorate your home and office as well as to give as gifts to brighten other's day: Luck of the Irish Bouquet Get into the spirit of green for St. Patrick's Day with this bouquet that offers green hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, and other green flowers arranged in a green glass cube. Saint Paddy's Day Delight This St. Patrick's Day arrangement offers green hydrangea and roses accent in a green glass cube. Kiss Me I'm Irish Garden Another option to go green is with a garden gift. This one contains shamrock and ivy in a white-washed wooden box with a "Kiss me, I'm Irish" sign. Green-Eyed Girl Bouquet A green glass cube is filled with white roses as well as green carnations and mums, creating a festive look for St. Patrick's Day. View From High Falls Bouquet This spring flower arrangement is ideal for Plant a Flower Day or any day for that matters. It has lavender roses, green cymbidium orchids, and spiral eucalyptus. Come visit our Rochester flower shop to see these bouquets and others. You can also order by calling or visiting our website.  

Shop the Hottest Trends in Floral Design in Rochester NY

Our Rochester flower shop is always focused on staying on top of the latest floral trends to offer those new designs for all occasions, including those that fit decorating, gift giving, events, and weddings. Here are some of our latest floral designs that highlight today's trends: Cross Their Mind Bouquet This floral design offers premium flowers in a thoughtfully arranged style. It includes lavender roses, green cymbidium orchids, and spiral eucalyptus. Starry Nights Bouquet Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's painting of the same name, this flower arrangement shows that inspiration comes from anywhere. It features blue delphinium, bright yellow roses, yellow mums, and blue hydrangea. Exquisite Beauty of Greece Even specific geographic locations can become an inspiration for today's top floral designs. This one offers a lavender vase filled with colorful blooms and a mix of textures. Glorious Day This stunning floral design brings together seemingly contrasting colors -- pink and yellow -- and shows how these colors can work well together when arranged in a Couture Vase. Purple Elegance Centerpiece Sophisticated floral designs are accessible to everyone with this stunning floral centerpiece. You'll find blue hydrangea, purple tulips, and lavender and pink roses that are presented in a Mercury Glass Bowl. Limelight Bouquet Another trend is a singular color like this one that features numerous shades of green. There is a wide range of green flowers and seasonal greenery combined with various heights and textures to add interest beyond just using numerous colors. Come see more of what is on trend by visiting our Rochester flower shop or our website!  

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Floral Trends|0 Comments

Celebrate Floral Design Day with Our Bestselling Flower Collection

February 28th is officially known as Floral Design Day across the country. It's a day where florists celebrate artistry and recognize their talented floral designers for creativity and the ingenuity to create floral masterpieces that match what customers are looking for as decor, gifts, events, and weddings. And, it's no different for us here at our Rochester flower shop where we celebrate the talent of our floral design team every day. To give you some examples, here are some floral designs that customers love, which has led to these flower arrangements being featured in our bestseller collection: Beautiful in Blue - A Best Seller This serene floral design combines blue and white flowers to create a special arrangement that is ideal to provide consolation to a loved one who has experienced loss. Excellent Day In Rochester This flower arrangement offers a bright and cheerful design that makes it a great choice for a birthday or other celebration as well as a "just because" gift. The floral design includes sunflowers, lilies, and roses. Burlap Chic Bouquet Filled with sunflowers as well as orange and yellow roses, this rustic floral design comes in a cylindrical vase that has been wrapped with burlap. It's a great decor piece or a special gift for a friend.  Chosen Spot Sunset Named after our beautiful Canandaigua Lake region, this floral design showcases coral gerbera daisies, orange spray roses, and hot pink ranunculus in a keepsake glass cube.  Plants Count, Too However, it's not just flowers that get recognized as a natural way to express creativity. Green and blooming plants can also be styled to create a stunning masterpiece like these two bestsellers: Succulent Garden 12 This large succulent garden offers color and texture as well as a garden that is very low maintenance. Classic Cactus Garden Deluxe Another option is this unique cactus garden that offers many colors, sizes, shapes, and textures to create a visually pleasing display to showcase indoors. Come visit our Rochester flower shop to see more floral designs and let our floral design team know how incredible they are!  

By | February 25th, 2019|Categories: Floral Design|Tags: , , |0 Comments