With the wide range of flowers that we have, you may choose and find the right flower for any specific occasion. Roses symbolise romance and love and they are commonly given to a lover. Meanwhile, gerberas are a source of energy when someone is feeling blue. A carnation flower is given to someone during special memorable events, while sunflowers are used to brighten and boost someone’s day.
I used McDowell for my wedding flowers and made a last minute (2 days prior) order for two small flower arrangements with delivery and I was not disappointed, they were amazing!! I was absolutely delighted with them. Brilliant service - the picture are the flowers 3days after the wedding! Highly recommend McDowell services and delivery
Place with lots of fresh flowers
Handy to have a florist nearby, for making memorable dates all the more special. The staff are super friendly and have a wide variety of plants, flowers and other gifts.
Beautiful flowers, helpful staff
With the many years of experience in the field of floral industry, Flowers by McDowell has a lot of things in store. We make sure to stay committed to provide more than what is expected from us.
From the basic simple flower to making someone’s day to a high-end high-end luxury flower set for a wedding, we always prepare the flowers with the utmost care and creativity. And that is what our customers love about us. With that said it gives us pleasure to make you happy and satisfied, we give our 100 percent to make every delivery more special.
For your flower needs, we are the absolute ideal choice. There is something about us, Flowers by McDowell, which makes sure that our flowers always will catch everyone’s attention. It might be because of the fact that we have the freshest and finest flowers in store.
We will surely pass your loved ones’ preferences and standards when it comes to quality. Flowers by McDowell is the only online flower shop that is highly recommended for its top-notch quality and high standards.
We also promise that we will deliver your gifts to your loved ones as fast as possible, because we are accessible for daily deliveries throughout Edinburgh. And that is something about us that other flower shops can’t compete with.
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At Flowers by McDowell we are passionate about flowers, but also passionate about our city’s history and we want to share that passion. Below is a brief outline of that history in relation to the flowers we love so much.
Despite being affectionately known as ‘Auld Reekie’, due to the smoke that constantly hung over the Old Town in years gone by, Edinburgh has a long tradition of furthering botanical research, promoting the natural world and inspiring florists. The city has been recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, however the earliest known human habitation in the area is at Cramond, where the Mesolithic remains of a campsite were found dating from around 8500 BC. Edinburgh is situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth and is the second most populous city in Scotland, and the seventh in the UK.
The city is home to the Scottish Government, Parliament, the highest courts in the land, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse is the monarch’s official residence in Scotland. It is also home to many national cultural institutions, for example the National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish National gallery, the National Library of Scotland, and the University of Edinburgh. In addition to this it is home to many historic sites, too, sites like Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars church (home to the legendary Greyfriars Bobby) and an extensive Georgian New Town which was built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Together, Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It would be remiss to talk about Edinburgh and neglect to mention the world-renowned Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe which is the largest annual arts festival in the world. There are many other, less well-known attraction that continue to bring people, especially those with a passion for flowers and botany.
Chief amongst these attractions is the Royal Botanical Garden (RBGE), which is a scientific centre studying plants, their diversity and conservation. It was founded in 1670 as a physic garden to grow medicinal plants, and today occupies four sites across Scotland each with its own specialist collection. RBGE has a living collection of over 13,000 plant species and its Herbarium has over 3 million preserved specimens. The RBGE focuses on accelerating the discovery of species, providing knowledge resources, identifying species at risk of imminent extinction and those of particular importance to humanity, with an average of 3 new plant species described to science every month. Edinburgh is also home to the Botanical Society of Scotland, which aims to advance knowledge and appreciation of flowering and cryptogamic plants, algae, and fungi. As such, it is a valuable resource for the city’s innovative florists, not to mention flower lovers of all ages. The flowers on display here are truly breath taking, and well worthy of a visit.
Continuing the city’s fascination with flowers, Edinburgh is also home to a floral clock. It was first created in 1903 by John McHattie, the Edinburgh parks Superintendent, and it is thought to be the oldest of its kind in the world. The tradition has continued to this day and it takes two gardeners more than a month to plant the flowers and plants, some 35,000 of them, used to create the clock and it usually stays in bloom until October. Giving ample time for florists and flower lovers to visit the clock and gain some inspiration. The clock was operated mechanically until 1972, which meant it had to be wound daily.
Edinburgh is also home to numerous public parks and gardens, which green fingered residents and tourists alike visit regularly to take in the local flora and fauna. The flowers in bloom in Princess Street gardens are a sight to behold and attract many amateur and professional florists. Princess street itself, and the surrounding area is lined with flower shops, offering flower delivery for all occasions. Edinburgh is home to many independent, artisanal florists who can make any flower design imaginable.
Here at Flowers by McDowell, we promise to create the best flower and bouquet arrangements for our customers. We promise that our team is extremely passionate, creative, and devoted when it comes to providing our dear customers the best service and quality flowers that we could. At Flowers by McDowell, we promise to our valued customers that you will receive the best quality flowers we could provide.
Flower Freshness Guarantee
We promise that Flowers by McDowell will always give you a very impressive and high-quality service when it comes to delivering flowers to your loved ones for any special occasions. In every step of the way, from our trusted suppliers who give us the highest quality of premium flowers to delivering into you, we promise that we always provide the freshest flowers for your contentment and pleasure. We promise that we would always do our best to handle all deliveries with care, love, and appreciation to provide you with the fresh and perfect flowers that you deserve. We promise to deliver right at your doorstep, and we are more than willing to assist you with your other floral needs.