Raleigh’s Finest Florist

Watkins Flowers of Distinction has been Raleigh’s premier local florist, furnishings and gift store for more than 50 years.

In addition to being the largest locally owned, independent florist in the area, Watkins also has the distinct honor of being the only Raleigh florist with accreditation and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. With one of the largest selections of fresh cut flowers in the Raleigh area, including both traditional and exotic selections, Watkins also 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 more than 20 professionals includes four award-winning designers who craft exquisite floral arrangements in many styles and price ranges, from the simple and elegant to the dramatic and breathtaking. Our sales staff will help you find the perfect gift or home décor item from our wide selection of elegant and unique gifts, framed prints, rugs, lamps, tables, fine crystal and silk 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.