contact us

 

345 California St, #120
San Francisco

4157880353

At Urban Botanica we pair exquisite floral design with stellar customer service. Our San Francisco and Menlo Park locations are full service flower shops with same day delivery available. We are happy to fully customize your order. Please call or email us with any questions.

SF15-front-cover-5-reduced.jpg

Botanica Blog

Meditations on Mamas

San Fran

As a florist, I follow and subscribe to many other floral companies on social media and in newsletters. I also love crafty and cute things so I stay current on the offerings of etsy, the suggested pins on Pinterest and my favorite paper goods stores. What do they all have in common this week? They are trying to sell me on their Mother's Day products. My inbox overflows with promotions, BOGOs, last minute gifts etc. That is not what this blog post is about. Nor should it be, as we haven't entered one in a while. 

Instead, we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you a few thoughts from our core crew at Urban Botanica. Here we honor the women who brought us into this world, whether or not they are still with us, and the lasting impressions they have made upon us.  

As a mother of two young children and the daughter of a woman who's lived a life of constant struggle, I often think about the impact my mom has had on me. The lessons I teach my children, whether in line with or opposite of what she's shown me, are always influenced by the relationship between she and I. I try to think of the months leading to my debut on Earth. What did she think of me? What did she want for me? What were her plans for my life, for her life as my mother? When I meditate on that thought, it is so tender and sweet that it prompted me to harass all of my co-workers and Lisa (the mother of Urban Botanica) to contribute the following. 

 

Thanks for reading, and please feel free to comment or contribute your own experience. 

 

-Rubie K.C.  

Urban Botanica SF  

 

 

Lisa- Owner and Operator

Lisa- Owner and Operator

"My Mom and I were both born and raised in Hawaii, and I am so thankful that she embodied the "Aloha spirit" and instilled it in me.  She also taught us to string leis and pull weeds in the garden - likely led to my love of flowers, plants and all things botanical."

 

Nicole-  Menlo Park- Lead Designer

Nicole-  Menlo Park- Lead Designer

"It's been inspiring to see how much volunteer time my mother has contributed to her community. Her dedication and commitment brings her an amazing sense of peace that I truly admire"

 

Rubie- SF- Lead Designer and Shop Manager

Rubie- SF- Lead Designer and Shop Manager

"My mom telling me that she's proud to see the strong mother I've become fills my heart to no end"

 

JR- SF designer and customer service extraordinaire  

JR- SF designer and customer service extraordinaire  

 "My mom has taught me unconditional love and the personal fulfillment received from doing selfless acts for others."

 

 

Mac- SF Designer and Branch Drama Specialist

Mac- SF Designer and Branch Drama Specialist

 "My mom was always right! Agree to disagree... But in the end ... She always won! 💛 Miss her... but always in my HEART"

 

Callie- SF Designer and Bouqs Goddess

Callie- SF Designer and Bouqs Goddess

 "My mom has shown me the importance of empathy, understanding and patience. I will always cherish the things she has taught me and all that she has done and continues to do for me."

 

Alex- SF Delivery Wizard & Orchid Whisperer

Alex- SF Delivery Wizard & Orchid Whisperer

 "My Mom is so thoughtful of me. I'm pretty sure that even when I have my own kids she will still take care of me as I'm a little child."

 

Andi- MENLO- Designer and Jill of all Trades

Andi- MENLO- Designer and Jill of all Trades

 

"As a child my mom would tow me around nurseries in a wagon while she picked out flowers for her beautiful garden. Last weekend, I called her while I was strolling around a nursery, "Like Mother, like Daughter, Mom. I could spend hours here, just like you do!"

 

Becca- MENLO- Designer and Newest Addition to the Team! 

Becca- MENLO- Designer and Newest Addition to the Team! 

 "My Mum always encouraged and inspired me to travel. And I'm so glad she did because I've had such amazing adventures and hope to have many more!"

 

image.jpg

Urban Botanica Cover Shot

San Fran

In stores now, check out Urban Botanica's stunning cover shot in Ceremony Magazine. Additional photos from our table settings at Wayfare Tavern are highlighted as well. We are delighted to celebrate the fall and winter season with this exciting publication. Lush peonies, David Austen roses, exotic lady slippers and delicate hellebores were just some of the flowers that we used to create these romantic, yet sophisticated arrangements and bouquets.

Exciting Announcement!

San Fran

Urban Botanica is thrilled to announce our newly established service to the Peninsula Area! From our new Menlo Park Studio we will be able to provide wedding consultations, service corporate accounts and create stunning arrangements for events of all sizes. Additionally we will, of course, provide delivery of everyday flowers. We are committed to provide our new Peninsula customers with the same level of dazzling service you've come to expect from the Urban Botanica Team. 

We look forward to serving you! 

Call us for more info: 

650.656.8282