DC's only 100% locally-sourcing florist
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FAQ

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Where does Little Acre source from?

Little Acre purchases flowers from growers in Virginia, Maryland and nearby areas. We strive to supply from as close to DC as possible to offer the freshest flowers possible. We never use imported flowers.

What kind of flowers will I get?

Fresh, local and seasonal flowers! We order new flowers daily to create a single daily arrangement that reflects the season. You can see our gallery for previous arrangements. We don’t take special requests for specific flowers and we can't share what the designs will look like in advance because we don’t really know in advance! It depends on what our growers have available at the time.

What kind of flowers will be in my Thanksgiving arrangement?

This year we expect to be working with local mums, lilies, ornamental kale, tulips, greenery, berries, fruit, and more. That said, the availability and quantity of these items depends on how things are looking from our local growers due to weather and seasonality. But we *can* guarantee that your Thanksgiving arrangements will be as fresh and local as possible, and will never include imported flowers. 

How do I care for my flowers?

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 knife (NOT scissors which compresses the stems) and use floral conditioner in the water to feed the flowers. Change the water every couple of days and your blooms should stay looking perky!

Can I request a specific delivery time?

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of orders we can't accommodate specific delivery time requests. We will make a note for our drivers but we can't guarantee. Sorry!

I ordered two arrangements and they look different. Why?

On busy days we might not be able to buy enough flowers to fulfill all orders identically so we make adjustments. We try our best to create one daily arrangement.

Does Little Acre Flowers do weddings and events?

We would love to help you plan your special celebration. Please contact inquiry@littleacreflowers.com for more information.

What if I'm not satisfied?

We want you to be 100% happy. Please email us 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.

Can I send flowers outside the Washington DC area?

For the time being, no. While we’d love to share our flowers nationally, to ensure freshness, our delivery area is local only.  As more florists become aware of the importance of buying locally we hope to have a network of likeminded businesses across the country.

Can I pick up a bouquet or vase arrangement?

To keep our prices down we usually don't operate a brick and mortar retail location. However, if you would like to pick up an order, please call or email us to coordinate a visit to our U St corridor studio.

Can I get my flowers delivered today?

We hope you can! If you are ordering early in the day there is chance we can accommodate. We try to match our orders to the quantity of flowers that we buy to cut down on waste. It also keeps our prices competitive and our impact low—this also means that we often sell out. Try to order as early as possible!

Where does Little Acre deliver?

Little Acre delivers to major areas in the DMV region. Our zip codes include:

DC: 20001, 20002, 20003, 20004, 20005, 20006, 20007, 20008, 20009, 20010, 20011, 20012, 20015, 20016, 20017, 20018, 20019, 20020, 20024, 20032, 20036, 20037 20422

MD: 20703, 20705, 20706, 20712, 20721, 20722, 20737, 20740, 20742, 20743, 20744, 20745, 20746, 20747, 20748, 20770, 20772, 20774, 20781, 20782, 20783, 20784, 20785, 20812, 20814, 20815, 20816, 20817, 20818, 20850, 20851, 20852, 20853, 20854, 20855, 20874, 20876, 20877, 20878, 20879, 20880, 20886, 20895, 20886, 20895, 20896, 20899, 20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906, 20910, 20912

VA: 22301, 22302, 22303, 22304, 22305, 22306, 22307, 22311, 22313, 22314, 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22212, 22213, 22308, 22309, 22310, 22312, 22315

What time will my flowers be delivered?

We deliver throughout the DC/MD/VA region between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday. 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.

What can I do with my extra vases?

Little Acre Flowers is happy to recycle your used vases. Please email us at inquiry@littleacreflowers.com to arrange for a drop off to our workspace in the U Street corridor.

What's your address?

We work out of a studio space in the U St corridor.  Unless we are having a special open studio day, we aren't able to handle walk in customers so please contact us by email and phone. If you need a mailing address we are located at 2004 17th St NW, Ground Floor, Washington DC 20009.

When is Little Acre Flowers closed?

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

Will Little Acre ever contact the recipient before the flowers are delivered?

In certain circumstances, we may 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! 🙂

Can I send flowers anonymously?

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

Can you text the recipient upon delivery?

Our drivers will make every attempt to reach recipients by phone, we are not able to text customers or recipients regarding deliveries.

Can you deliver to a college dorm?

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

I just found out that the recipient will be out of town for their flower delivery, what can I do?

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 when you'd like to send them flowers!