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Watkins Flowers of Distinction

Recently described by a local TV news reporter as, “…the happiest store I’ve ever been in,” Watkins Flowers of Distinction has been Raleigh’s premier local florist, home decor, and gift store for more than fifty years. In addition to being a locally owned, independent florist, Watkins also has the distinct honor of being the only Raleigh florist with accreditation and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Along with one of the largest selections of fresh cut flowers in the Raleigh area, including both traditional and exotic selections, Watkins offers green and blooming plants, fruit and gourmet baskets, home fragrances, balloon bouquets and keepsake containers, all of which helps to keep our customers very happy.

Our staff of seasoned professionals includes two world-class designers who craft and direct the creation of exquisite floral arrangements in many styles and price ranges, from the simple and elegant to the dramatic and breathtaking. We love weddings and corporate events.  And, while we can work within any budget, our size and experience means we can create and install florals on a large scale.

The Watkins sales staff can help you find the perfect gift or home décor item from our wide selection of elegant and unique gifts, fragrances, framed prints, lamps, small tables, fine crystal and silk and dried flower arrangements. They can also help you select just the right combination of flowers, fine chocolates, jewelry, balloons and plush toys to say thank you, celebrate a birth, commemorate an anniversary, say “I Love You” or offer comfort in illness or bereavement.

Owners Ed Carpp and Sallie Taggart, and the staff at Watkins Flowers of Distinction, cordially extend their personal invitation for you to visit, “…the happiest store…” in Raleigh!