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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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

 

 

 

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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

Book Your Free Wedding Consultation During National Wedding Month

February is more than just Valentine's Day. It's also National Wedding Month, so it's truly about romance and love all in the span of 28 days. Whether you got engaged during this month or you were already starting to plan your wedding, we'd like to help you with wedding flowers at our Rochester flower shop. We have an incredible team of wedding and event consultants as well as talented floral design team at the ready to help enhance your vision of your perfect wedding. Besides the free wedding consultation, you can also enjoy our wedding flower website. It includes a wedding flower gallery of examples of how we have helped other clients. There are examples of wedding bouquets, wedding boutonnieres, wedding party flowers, wedding ceremony flowers, wedding reception flowers like centerpieces, and even wedding cake flowers. The wedding flower website also includes information about our wedding flower services and wedding day services so you understand how we work with you from the first day of planning all the way through your special day. You can also read testimonials that help you see what it's like to work with us during your wedding. We can't wait to work with you! Contact us now to schedule your free wedding consultation.

A Heartfelt Rose Bouquet For Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is just days away on Thursday, February 14th. Now is the time to order your sweetheart those Valentine's Day roses that express your heartfelt affection and love. Our Rochester flower shop offers these Valentine's Day rose bouquets for your consideration: One Dozen Red Roses Vased Red roses are displayed in a classic glass vase from our flower partner in Ecuador. It's a simple, yet sophisticated, floral display and offers your love to that special someone. Love and Devotion - Long-Stemmed Red Roses A glass vase holds two-dozen Ecuadorian roses along with greenery in a glass vase. Love's Divine Bouquet - Long-Stemmed Roses Standing nearly two feet tall, this beautiful floral display for Valentine's Day offers red and white roses accented with Queen Anne's Lace. The glass vase is wrapped with a festive red ribbon. Dance with Me Bouquet with Red Roses This Valentine's Day bouquet offers pink carnations and red Ecuadorian roses along with seasonal greenery in a red glass vase wrapped with a pink ribbon. Cuddle Me Rose Duo This Valentine's Day, we have some special Valentine's Day packages. This one combines a stuffed teddy bear and one-dozen roses in a classic glass vase. Can't Help Falling In Love Duo This Valentine's Day package includes 12 Ecuadorian roses in a glass vase and locally made Hedonist chocolate selections curated for Valentine's Day. Modern Love This Valentine's Day flower arrangement showcases roses and cymbidium orchids in a concrete container accented in gold. It's time to place your Valentine's Day order to make sure your sweetheart gets their special gifts in time!  

Deliver Your Love Before Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day lands on a Thursday this year and our order slots are filling up. We'd like to recommend that you consider ordering for Valentine's Day now and having these gifts delivered a day or so ahead of Valentine's Day. It will surprise your sweetheart and give them an extended holiday of love to enjoy for many more days. Not sure what to get for Valentine's Day from our Rochester flower shop? Here are some more unique gift ideas from our Valentine's Day collection: Island Girl Add color and a tropical feel to your expression of love with this stunning floral design. It includes Birds of paradise, hydrangea, and live succulents Purple Rhapsody Show a regal sense of love for your significant other with this gorgeous floral display that contains lavender roses, red carnations, and purple mini carnations arranged in an amethyst glass vase. Spring Fever Welcome spring as part of your Valentine's Day gift with this bold and cheerful floral bouquet. There are spring flowers like tulips and iris along with yellow roses and fuschia gerbera daisies in a keepsake facetted crystal vase. Rochester Romance Add some glam and bling to your Valentine's Day gift this year with this display that offers red carnations, white gerbera daisies, and red roses in a rhinestone pot.  Succulent Garden 12 Valentine's Day love doesn't always have to be about flowers. If your significant other prefers plants, consider this incredible 12-inch container full of many types of succulents. It's perfect for enjoying indoor gardening because succulents only need low light and infrequent watering. Ready to order? Call or visit our Rochester flower shop or use our online and mobile ordering system to place your Valentine's Day order right now!

Valentine’s Day Flowers are Top Gift

The most popular gift all over the world continues to be flowers for special occasions, especially Valentine's Day. Flowers make a lasting impression and offer a wonderful way to express your feelings for someone else. We've been working hard to ensure we have enough flowers available for bouquets and flower arrangements as well as bulk purchases and custom floral designs for Valentine's Day. This week, we are sharing some more beautiful floral designs from our Rochester flower shop. These flower arrangements incorporate our fresh flowers, greenery, and accents as well as showcase the unique containers and vases we offer from our Valentine's Day collection: New Sensations This is an upscale, best-selling floral design that offers a beautiful array of floral varieties and colors. It arrives in a leaf-lined cylinder vase. Spring Fever It's nearly time to welcome spring so we are offering this special preview flower arrangement to remind you that winter is nearly over. It offers a mix of available spring flowers like tulips and iris along with yellow roses and fuschia gerbera daisies in a keepsake facetted crystal vase. Hearts Passion Rather than just give flowers this Valentine's Day, why not upgrade to something that includes a mix of more flowers like this beautiful floral design. The standard version of this flower arrangement comes with 10 roses along with hydrangea. You can upgrade to the next largest size includes a dozen roses and more hydrangea.   Modern Love This stunning flower arrangement includes a mix of roses and cymbidium orchids in a concrete container that is accented in gold. Canandaigua Blush This Valentine's Day bouquet includes blush pink gerbera daisies, red roses, and silver spiral eucalyptus that are arranged in a keepsake mirror rose gold vase. These Valentine's Day gifts and more are now available for order! Ordering now will most likely ensure your intended delivery time and give you the opportunity to have the widest selection possible as we sell out every year.

It’s Time to Start Thinking About Gifts For Your Valentine!

At our Rochester flower shop, we've been thinking about Valentine's Day since the calendar changed to 2019. From ordering enough of favorite Valentine's Day flowers like long-stemmed roses to updating our online shopping site with a new Valentine's Day collection, we're ready to help you make this a magical day of love for your Valentine. To get you in the mood to order early for Valentine's Day early this year, check out some of these highlights of our new gift collection: Decadent Romance Set We offer many types of Valentine's Day gift packages because they are convenient and high value. This particular romantic gift set includes two dozen red roses and a stuffed teddy bear. Love's Divine Bouquet - Long Stemmed Roses Standing nearly two feet tall, this stunning Valentine's Day floral display includes red and white roses as well as Queen Anne's Lace. Love Medley Bouquet with Red Roses This red rose bouquet offers a beautiful way to show your love this Valentine's Day. Country Sweetheart Bouquet Your sweetheart may be charmed by this country-style bouquet that offers red roses and white daisies in a keepsake ceramic crock with embossed heart and Italian raffia bow. Besides the roses and daisies, there are also pink alstroemeria, red miniature carnations, dusty miller, and huckleberry. More Valentine's Day Gifts to Come! Be sure to visit our blog again in the coming weeks as we reveal more from our Valentine's Day collection. However, if you are ready to order, we're here in our Rochester flower shop as well as available by phone or through our website.

Practice Random Acts of Kindness with the Gift of Flowers

As the year starts and you intend to do more for others and be more thoughtful, why not send some "just because" flowers to those you know who might need to be cheered up. We offer an incredible collection of best-selling flower arrangements and bouquets that bring the smiles and don't break the bank. Check out these beautiful floral gifts available from our Rochester flower shop and our website for local and national delivery: Highland Park Sunset This floral design includes hot pink roses, green cymbidium blooms, orange mini roses, and succulent cuts arranged in a leaf-lined glass cylinder. Excellent Day In Rochester This flower arrangement offers lilies and roses as well as other available seasonal flowers and greenery. Beautiful in Blue In this flower arrangement, you or your recipient will enjoy a wide range of flower varieties and blue hues along with white flowers and greenery. Picnic in Cobbs Hill Park This unique floral display showcases roses, hydrangeas, and succulents.   Chosen Spot Sunset Named after the Canandaigua Lake region, this bouquet has coral gerbera daisies, orange spray roses, and hot pink ranunculus in a glass cube.  Jewel of East Avenue This exclusive floral design has full bloom hydrangea, orange roses, lavender stock, and other seasonal accent flowers and greenery arranged in a cube vase. This is just a few of the ways you can show random acts of kindness throughout the year. We also have plants, dish gardens, balloon bouquets, and seasonal gifts plus a custom floral design service to recognize and remember everyone in your life.  

By | January 12th, 2019|Categories: Gifts|Tags: , , |0 Comments