FAQ

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Little Acre purchases flowers from growers throughout the DC/MD/VA region. We strive to source flowers from as close to DC as possible to offer the freshest flowers possible. We never use imported flowers.

Fresh, local and seasonal flowers! We order new flowers daily and our designers create a daily arrangement that reflects the season. Check-out our gallery for previous arrangements. We only take special requests for specific seasonal flowers if they we have them available on the day of delivery. We can't share what the designs will look like in advance because we don’t really know in advance! It completely depends on what our growers have available at the time.

To promote the longevity of your flowers, keep them in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Make sure to trim the stems with a sharp knife when they arrive. (Do NOT use scissors, they will compress the stems!) If you ordered a bouquet, add floral food in the water to feed the flowers; if you ordered a vase, the flower food is already in the water. We recommend changing the water every couple of days to keep your blooms looking fresh and perky!

Yes. In order for Little Acre Flowers to deliver your arrangement, the minimum order amount is $55 USD. 

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of orders we receive, we can't promise a specific delivery time request. Feel free to include a time frame request when you place your order, and we will share this information with our driver. We will do our best to try and accommodate the request, but there is no guarantee. Sorry!

On busy days, we might not have enough  local flowers to create each arrangement to look identical. We make design adjustments based on our availability and what flowers are the freshest!

We want you to be 100% happy with your flower arrangement. Please email us at inquiry@littleacreflowers.com and let us know how we can make it right! We stand by our product and want to make sure you feel good about your purchase.

For the time being, no. We’d love to share our flowers nationally! But to ensure freshness, our delivery area is local to Washington, D.C.  As more florists become aware of the importance of buying locally, we hope to have a network of like-minded businesses across the country!

Yes, you can! To keep our prices down, we don't operate a brick and mortar retail location. However, you can pick-up an order at our design studio in Adams Morgan. Please select "local pickup" during checkout (or call our studio to place an order over the phone) and we'll send you our U St. address.

We hope you can! If you are ordering early in the day (before 11:00 am), there is chance we can accommodate a same-day order. We try to match our orders to the quantity of flowers that we buy to cut down on waste. Matching our supply to orders also keeps our prices competitive and our impact low, which means that we often sell out. We recommend trying to order as early in the day as possible if you need same-day flowers!

Little Acre delivers to major areas within the DMV region: this includes the entirety of Washington, DC, as well as much of the Northern Virginia suburbs and Southern Maryland suburbs within the Capital Beltway (495).

Below are the zip codes where we currently deliver in the DMV (as of July 2020). If you don't see your zip code on the list, feel free to call the studio to see if we can accommodate your delivery: 202-524-0812.

20001, 20002, 20003, 20004, 20005, 20006, 20007, 20008, 20009, 20010, 20011, 20012, 20015, 20016, 20017, 20018, 20019, 20020, 20024, 20036, 20037, 20422, 20703, 20706, 20712, 20722, 20737, 20742, 20743, 20746, 20747, 20748, 20781, 20782, 20784, 20785. 20812, 20814, 20815, 20816, 20817, 20818, 20901, 20902, 20903, 20910, 20912, 22301, 22302, 22303, 22304, 22305, 22311, 22313, 22314, 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22208, 22209, 22212, 22213, 22310, 22312, 22315, 20560, 20520, 20433, 20071, 20238, 20203, 20254, 20058, 20410, 20204, 20220, 20210, 20202, 20585, 20064
20049, 22046

We deliver throughout the DC/MD/VA region between 9am and 5pm 7 days per week. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you exactly when your flowers will arrive but we do our best to deliver them as early as possible.  Please refer to our delivery calendar during checkout to see available delivery dates and check back for special hours on major holidays.

Our drivers make every attempt to get the flowers delivered directly to the recipient, or to leave them in a safe place where they can be found when the recipient arrives home. However, in some situations, if there's no safe space to leave the flowers and the recipient cannot be reached, we may attempt re-delivery the next day (or at another time as agreed upon with the sender if we can reach the recipient to discuss). If we need to attempt re-delivery more than once, we will need to assess an additional delivery charge, or require that the flowers be picked up from our studio space. We cannot provide refunds for failed delivery attempts that are beyond our control. Thanks for understanding! 

In certain circumstances, we will need to reach out to the recipient (locked apartment buildings, road closures, inclement weather, high-security office buildings, etc.). However, we promise we won't spoil the surprise and give away who sent the flowers! 🙂

Our drivers will make every attempt to reach a recipient by phone and / or text prior to delivery.

Let us know as soon as you find out and, as long as the flowers are not already out for delivery, we can work with you to schedule a new date. However, if the arrangement has already left our studio, we are not able to cancel your order or change the delivery date. We strongly encourage that you confirm that the recipient will be home before placing an order to send them flowers!

We are always happy to accommodate delivery requests for secure buildings, but we ask that the sender provide multiple phone numbers for us to reach the recipient (or someone who can get to the recipient), such as a cell phone number and an office line.

In many cases, we're not allowed directly into the buildings for security reasons, but if someone can come outside and take the flowers from our driver, getting the flowers there is no problem! Please note: if we need to make multiple re-delivery attempts, we will have to assess an additional delivery fee or require that the flowers be picked up directly from our studio. 

Sure! As long as you have the full street address, dorm name, and dorm number, it shouldn't be a problem. Please note that most campus housing is very secure and therefore the building may not be able to accept the delivery if the recipient is not available. When this happens, our driver may be routed to the campus's mail room.

Sure! However, if the recipient calls us we are required to let them know who sent the flower arrangement.

Little Acre is closed for all major federal holidays including MLK Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, and Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving. We also close down for our annual leave between Christmas Eve and New Years Day.

Little Acre Flowers is happy to sanitize and reuse your vases! Please email us at inquiry@littleacreflowers.com to arrange for a drop off to our studio in Adams Morgan.

If you cancel your subscription before the minimum requirement of three deliveries, you will be charged a $20 cancellation fee.

We work out of a studio space on U Street in Adam's Morgan. Unless we are having a special open house, we don't accept walk-in orders from customers. Please visit our website or contact us by phone to place an order for local pick-up. If you need a mailing address, we are located at 2004 17th St NW, Unit 1, Washington DC 20009.

Yes, we do! We would love to help you plan your special celebration. Please visit our Weddings And Events page for more information.