North Carolina’s first flower shop specializing in local flowers
Using local flowers strengthens the local economy, supports small organic family farms, and reduces waste.
Sending flowers is a token of love—make the sustainable choice.
LOCAL & SUSTAINABLE
Did you know? Almost 80% of flowers used in the United States are imported from other countries. Typical flowers can travel thousands of miles before they get to your door, and are pumped full of preservatives in order to keep them alive.
Pine State Flowers sources sustainably produced flowers grown in America whenever possible, and focuses on keeping your money in the local economy. More than 95% of the flowers used at Pine State Flowers are grown right here in North Carolina. Since 2014, the shop has put over $150,000 into the hands of local farmers.
The studio specializes in organic, seasonal arrangements. Local flowers tell a unique story about your special day. Whether your style is traditional, modern, or a little wild, Pine State Flowers can make sure your special day is gorgeous, environmentally friendly, and completely unique.
HISTORIC FLOWER SHOP
The seed for Pine State Flowers was planted when Maggie Smith, an East Tennessee native and self-taught floral designer, fell in love with the historic Roll's Florist building in Durham. Built in the 1930's, the shop maintained its charm but had fallen into disrepair from years of underuse.
Pine State Flowers grew slowly, beginning as a one-woman operation with Maggie doing all of the arrangements and deliveries, sometimes selling flowers out of the back of her pickup truck around town. Today, Pine State Flowers is the largest buyer of local flowers in the Triangle.
Thank you for joining in this venture to breathe life into this timeworn building, once the largest floral supplier in the Southeast at the turn of the 19th century. Over 115 years later it is still peddling the joy of flowers.