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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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2020 has not been an easy year. It's been full of challenges for just about everyone. One of the hardest hit groups has been our high school and college graduates. This was essentially their year to celebrate the culmination of years of hard work, grit, and determination to meet challenging academic goals and start the next phase of their life. Instead, they missed out on many of the senior celebrations that are part of this capstone year, including prom, parties, and graduation ceremonies. Instead, they had to finish their school work online and find some other ways to celebrate. The best thing that might have come out of all these disappointments is human resiliency and determination to celebrate somehow, some way. For graduates, that has meant lawn signs, home decorations, car parades past the house, and online parties and ceremonies. There have been special school videos and social media spotlights as well as media coverage of those graduates that have persevered through it all. As you can see, there are many ways to celebrate your grad. Besides these celebratory events, think about a special meal delivered in from their favorite restaurant along with a cake. Don't forget some personalized presents to recognize this huge accomplishment. Finally, you can still plan on those graduation flowers that you were going to bring to the ceremony, including a fresh flower bouquet wrapped up to carry in one hand alongside their diploma. We create many bouquets tied to the school colors of local area high schools and colleges so they can enjoy some school spirit even if they can't be surrounded by their fellow graduates. Some parents are even recreating a stage with school backdrop at home to create the effect of commencement. Don't forget that we also can create balloon bouquets and offer special graduate-themed gifts in our flower shop. Just call us or check out our graduation flowers collection online through our website.
During this unique time period, there are still plenty of ways to reach out to loved ones as well as others that may need a little cheering up or have a special celebration. Thank goodness for technology that can connect us across screens. Plus, as restrictions start to loosen there will be more opportunities to go out into public and see each other. Until then, we have some great gift ideas that can be delivered through our no-contact delivery option or you can pick up using our curbside pickup option at our Rochester flower shop. You may know us for our beautiful floral designs and bouquets, but we also have added many gift items, including edible treats, to our gift collections.. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, a graduation, a new neighbor, or anything else, think about combining a flower arrangement with one of our edible treats. We've got quite a list of goodies like cakes that include a canoli cake, a peanut butter lover's cake, and traditional options like vanilla or chocolate cake. Our food gifts also include seasonal fresh fruit baskets and a wide range of gourmet food gift baskets. Not only our edible treats delicious and come in a wide range of options, you will also feel good knowing that our edible treat partners are local businesses just like ours. That means you'll be supporting us and another local Rochester business. This includes Special T Cakes. All of us greatly support that you choose us and help us get through these challenging times together. Your recipient will be sure to love the thoughtfulness of your combined floral and edible gifts. Don't forget those grads! Visit our graduation flower collection now and get your order in for those high school grads and college grads. We'll be featuring graduation gift ideas on our blog next week so be sure to check back!
We are so excited to be able to offer more ways to receive beautiful flowers from our Finger Lakes flower shops. Flowers are a way to send heartfelt messages to your loved ones and other special people around you even when you can't be together in-person. Gifts For All Occasions Our Mother's Day deliveries were phenomenal and we really appreciate the local community support As we move forward, we are here for all of your special upcoming celebrations, including birthdays, anniversaries, and graduation. We can also deliver locally to welcome new neighbors, send get-well greetings, and more. Don't forget teachers and our front line workers like doctors and nurses! Flowers and More You can use our website to order flowers, plants, and gifts. This includes our Designer Choice options for vase and wrapped flower arrangements. With these special choices, you tell our floral designers what your recipient likes and your budget and then they work their creative magic to make something spectacular. Our flower arrangements and bouquets also include spring flowers and the start to some summer flowers. This means more colors and styles to choose from for all occasions or just to add more cheer to your home as you all shelter in place. However, we have an extensive collection of plants for indoors and outdoors that also make thoughtful gifts. Our collection features green plants, blooming plants, dish gardens, succulents, orchids, and other exotic plants. These are also available right now, but please contact us to check on what we have in stock. We also have special gifts, including gift baskets and other seasonal items. Many of these items include locally produced gifts that are sure to please and help support our community businesses and members. Delivery Options We offer same-day, no--contact local delivery. Unfortunately, we are only offering local deliveries during this time. Another option is to ask for curbside pick-up for orders you have placed online. Curbside pickup is available at our Rochester Warehouse location. The address is 175 Norman Street in Rochester.
Here, in Rochester, it's not been business as usual. But, what we have learned is that we can still find a way to celebrate and be grateful for what we have. Right now, that focus should be on celebrating Mom, and we're here to make that as special as possible. We encourage you to order early for Mother's Day, which falls on Sunday, May 10th. What we have had to work around is that the COVID-19 situation has somewhat disrupted our supply chain for vases and fresh flowers. But, we have put our creativity and ingenuity to work to come up with some special ideas to treat Mom. Porch Planters One of the ideas we have for this Mother's Day is porch planters. Available for local Rochester no-contact delivery, give Mom one of these colorful planters that brighten her day and add a welcoming touch for the front or back porch. We offer a mix of containers for these porch planters, with something to fit her personal style. There are rustic containers like galvanized buckets and copper pots. However, we also have wood boxes, baskets, and colorful ceramic containers. Floral and Plant Gifts That's not all! Other Mother's Day gift ideas to show your love include spring flower bouquets and baskets, succulent garden planters, and Mother's Day gift packages. Mother's Day Treats We also still offer some delightful edible treats for Mother's Day, offering a way to get her something yummy and beautiful. We've partnered with local Rochester's own Special T Cakes to bring you delightful Mother's Day cupcakes, cupcake bouquet, and even a mouthwatering cannoli cake. Order Today! We are accepting orders online or by phone. Same-day, no-contact delivery is available. Curbside pick-up at our Rochester Warehouse location on 175 Norman Street is also an option for you. Our retail stores are still closed due to the NYS Mandate, but we will update you when this changes. Until then, stay safe and focus on showing Mom all the love she deserves. Our goal is to continue providing our normal personal service to you and your family this Mother's Day. We are grateful to all of our incredible customers.
Rockcastle Florist Voted Best Florist In The Finger Lakes Mother's Day will be here soon. If you are checking your calendar, it falls on Sunday, May 10th. If you are like most of us, you haven't been able to see your mom in quite some time. Some of our Mom's live in different states. Others live just down the road, but with the stay at home mandates and social distancing requirements, we just have not been able to spend any quality time with them. Whatever your circumstance, now would be a great time to send a beautiful floral arrangement to her. The Benefits Of Fresh Flowers Flowers are always a great Mother's Day gift idea. There is nothing better than receiving a beautiful, farm fresh flower arrangement. The fresh flower designs in our Mother's Day floral collection include some stunning designs. A bouquet of flowers is the perfect way to brighten your Mom's day. Studies over the years point to the fact that fresh flower bouquets are in fact one of the most preferred gifts at Mother's Day. Not only are the beautiful, a fresh floral design will literally fill any room with a wonderful aroma. Delivery Options Available We offer a number of different delivery options. Traditionally, we provide nationwide same day delivery, or local same day or express flower delivery service. Nationwide same day flower delivery is the perfect solution if you need to send flowers to your mom and she lives in another state or a city that is not close to where you are. During Mother's Day, nationwide delivery is one of the most heavily utilized delivery requests we receive. The shelter in place and non-essential business closure mandates have made nationwide delivery a bit more problematic for this Mother's Day. We are still going to be able to provide you with nationwide same day service this year, in most cases. Still, with everything going on right now with the pandemic, there may be a handful of situations where we cannot guarantee service. In the Finger Lakes area, we are able to provide local same day delivery. In many cases, we can also still offer express delivery service. Currently, all of our retail locations closed. All orders must be placed either through our Rockcastle Florist Website, or by phone. Our primary phone number is (585) 225-3640 . When you order for local same day or express service, our delivery team will contact you when they are in the process of delivering your arrangement. We are following social distancing mandates by utilizing what we are referring to as no contact delivery. Meaning, we will alert you to the arrival of your arrangement, then leave the fresh flower bouquet on your doorstep. Mother's Day Flowers & Gifts Send Your Mom Beautiful Fresh Flowers, Roses, Plants & Gifts For Mother's Day We offer the best selection of Mother's Day flower arrangements, roses and plants anywhere in [...]
Spencerport NY Flower Shop Voted Best Florist In The Finger Lakes Rockcastle Florist is a Spencerport New York florist. We operate multiple flower shops in the Finger Lakes area. Our firm has been serving Spencerport customers since 1951. We offer beautiful farm fresh flowers. Our design team is one of the very best in New York. They are known for their luxurious, upscale floral designs. In addition to farm fresh flowers, we also offer the best selection of green plants, flowering plants and gorgeous succulents. We offer a wide variety of floral products and services. We have the best selection of beautiful Wedding and Event flowers in town. We also offer gorgeous live green, flowering, tropical and succulent plants. Need to send flowers to someone in a Spencerport hospital? We offer a great selection of get well flowers, plants and gifts. Our sympathy floral collection is the best in the Finger Lakes New York area. Local Same Day & Express Delivery Rockcastle Florist offers local same day and express flower delivery service in the Finger Lakes area. We employ a professional team of flower delivery drivers. These folks all have years of experience. We make daily get well flower deliveries to all Finger Lakes area hospitals. We also conduct daily flower and plant delivery runs to all Finger Lakes area churches, hospitals, funeral home and mortuaries. If you need same day or express service, we respectfully ask that you submit your order by 12 noon, of the day you need the arrangement, plant or gift delivered. That will allow us the appropriate amount of time to create and prepare an arrangement for you. If it is past 12 noon, but, you really need a flower arrangement, plant or gift delivered, we encourage you to call one of our floral design centers. We may still be able to accommodate your needs. Nationwide Same Day Rockcastle Florist offers nationwide same day flower delivery service. Need to send flowers to a friend or family member somewhere within the continental United States? We can take care of that for you. Our firm has been in business since 1951. Over the years, we have developed a network of floral design partners. Each of the florists in our network have been hand selected and thoroughly vetted. All of these flower shops design and deliver to our exacting specifications. We utilize this extensive network to ensure that our customers in the Finger Lakes area always have access to same day flower, plant and gift delivery service. Nationwide delivery service includes our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee Wedding & Event Flowers Are you planning an upcoming wedding? If so, we encourage you to reach out to one of our floral design centers. We offer FREE wedding consultations. Rockcastle Florist is the best wedding and event florist in Spencerport and the Finger Lakes. We create unique, luxurious floral designs. Our firm is large enough to handle events of any size. Choose from traditional floral designs, table centerpieces, pedestal flowers, aisle [...]
Rockcastle Florist Local Same Day & Express Flower Delivery Ever feel like your world has been turned upside down? The past 3 weeks have really felt that way to many of us in the Rochester and Canandaigua area. Just a few weeks ago, our floral design centers were open to the public for in-store shopping. Now they are temporarily closed to the public, while we do our part to help protect the health of our employees and Finger Lakes area families. At this point, we are still able to accept orders via phone and through our Rockcastle Florist Website. Our delivery staff can still provide local same day delivery. We also offer a great no touch delivery option as well. Meaning, customers who prefer that we leave the arrangement on the doorstep can be accommodated. It has been interesting to see that many customers have actually opted for the no touch service. In the event a customer does opt for no touch delivery, we do make an concerted effort to notify them by phone when the delivery has been accomplished. We have spoken with quite a few customers over the past few weeks. They really seem to long for the day when they could come in and shop at one of our beautiful flower shops. We offer a wide array of occasion themed gifts that have always been very popular. Many enjoyed the opportunity to shop, while they waited for one of our expert designers to custom design a gorgeous fresh flower arrangement for them. We want you to know this. The team at Rockcastle Florist really misses you too! We can't wait for the day when we can welcome you back into our flower shops and greet you with a warm smile and a hug. Ok, so maybe a social distancing knuckle bump, if you are more comfortable with that. As the cabin fever builds, we encourage you to stay the course. This too shall pass. To help pass the time, we will do our part to provide you with some gorgeous floral design photos to help brighten your day. This week, we want to share some of the beautiful Easter and Spring themed floral designs that would normally be flying off the shelf. Local & Express Delivery Rockcastle Flowers offers local same day and express flower delivery service. Our local delivery zone is one of the largest of any of the flower shop operating in the Finger Lakes New York market. We extend local delivery service as far north as North Greece NY. Our local delivery zone goes are far east as Webster and covers south down to Pittsford. If you are in Monroe or Ontario county, you are included in our local delivery coverage area. Customers who live and operate within our local delivery zone may choose between same day or express flower delivery service. Our express service is really great. Especially when you need [...]
Rockcastle Florist Finger Lakes Florist is Your Valentine's Day Gift Headquarters As the "Best Florist in the Finger Lakes," we are your go-to source for holiday decorating and gifts, including the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Our floral design team creates imaginative works of floral art for our collections and for custom flower arrangements. Whether it's one of our customer-favorite floral designs or a special custom floral design, we are your go-to spot for special occasion gifts like those for Valentine's Day. This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Friday, so you'll need to up your Valentine's Day plans with a special weekend devoted to your love. A great place to start is to deliver some stunning roses from your favorite Finger Lakes florist. These award-winning roses are some of the largest long-stem roses available with glorious color and texture. We offer many different colors of roses to express your Valentine's Day message whether that is romance, love, friendship, or adoration. Your rose choices also include the number of roses you want to get -- from one rose in a bud vase with baby's breath and greenery to multiple dozens of roses in a full display not to mention everything in-between! Our roses can also be combined with other beautiful flowers like hydrangea, tulips, lilies, carnations, and more. Select from our existing Valentine's Day floral designs or work directly with our floral design team on a custom Valentine's Day rose arrangement. It's up to you! If you want to add something extra with your Valentine's Day roses, we can do that, too. We've got cuddly Valentine's Day stuffed animals as well as chocolates and other edible treats, greeting cards, and Valentine's Day balloons. You can start and finish your Valentine's Day shopping today by placing your order in our flower shop, calling us, or using our simple website order form!
Rockcastle Florist Finger Lakes Florist Offers Plants, Too! As the "Best Florist in the Finger Lakes," we are your go-to source for holiday decorating and gifts, including the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Our floral design team creates imaginative works of floral art for our collections and for custom flower arrangements. But, we don't just offer flowers. Instead, we have a comprehensive array of plants, blooming plants, dish and basket gardens, and gardening supplies and. gifts. That makes us your ideal spot for celebrating Houseplant Appreciation Day, which is today -- January 10th. This special occasion day recognizes the beauty and health benefits of having houseplants for your home or office. Many of these plants are natural wonders with their own healing powers and ability to purify the air. We could all benefit from more green plants in our lives like these from our plant collection: Extra Large Succulent Garden Succulents are one of the most popular green plants in recent years due to their large variety with different textures, colors, sizes, and shapes. It's also a low-maintenance plant that thrives even with little attention and little light or water. We offer various sizes of succulent gardens with this being our largest. Lovely One Spathiphyllum Plant Also known as the Peace Lily Plant, the spathiphyllum plant displays white flowers and large green leaves. It's ideal for this time of year as it's often featured on Easter. Statement Fiddle Leaf Fig Not quite a floor plant or desktop plant, the fiddle leaf fig is somewhere in-between with an average height of three feet. It offers lush greenery, with large green leaves, for any home or office. Dish Garden Basket - Large A garden basket is a nice way to display many types of plants altogether, including green and blooming plants. We offer various sizes of dish garden baskets so you can find one that fits your office or home space. Order today or stop by our Finger Lakes flower shop to see all the houseplants we have for you! As an additional incentive, we are offering 15% off green plants for the entire month of January. This is an in-store discount only!
Rockcastle Florist Finger Lakes Florist Helps You Plan Your Wedding Flowers As the "Best Florist in the Finger Lakes," we are your go-to source for holiday decorating and gifts, including the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Our floral design team creates imaginative works of floral art for our collections and for custom flower arrangements. No matter what the event, our floral design team can help you create the perfect look. And, those events include the biggest event of your life: your wedding. Our Finger Lakes floral designers and wedding coordinators are here to help you plan and create the most memorable wedding, including all the wedding flowers for your bouquet, the wedding party, the ceremony, the reception, and even the cake. Here's what we offer you for your wedding planning: Free Wedding Consultation The first service we offer is a free wedding consultation for all new prospective brides. During the consultation, we can help you plan a venue as well as provide recommendations on style, color schemes, and flower selection based on what you like. The free consultation lasts about an hour and includes meeting with a member of our wedding specialist team. Ongoing Communication Once you decide to work with our wedding events team, we continually communicate to ensure you feel confident and relaxed about this aspect of your wedding planning process. This includes communicating by phone and email. A final consultation is set up to review your wedding flower order four weeks prior to your wedding. You can do this remotely or come in and work with us directly to approve and pay for your wedding flowers. Expert Assistance with Flower Selection Our staff has years of experience with weddings in the Rochester and Canandaigua area. Knowing the wedding venues helps to give you an accurate amount of flowers and decor you will need as well as how best to display it in the wedding venue you've selected. Wedding Day Services We view our wedding event services as a long-term commitment that carries us through all the way through your nuptials. Our wedding day event services includes many delivery and set-up options. First, Delivery Drop Off provides delivery to your venue or venues (in case the ceremony and reception are at two different locations). All items are labeled and delivered to your designated point of contact. Second, Delivery Set-Up is another option. For example, our set-up services might include pew or chair markers, swags for pergola or archway, garlands, and cake floral design. Bouquets and personal flowers are left with your designated point of contact. Finally, Delivery with Full Service is recommended for larger weddings with no assistance behind the scenes. A minimum of one designer from our flower shop will install flowers and then distribute personal flowers and bouquets for both the ceremony and reception. Contact us today!