The McNamara Story

One of the largest and most respected florists in the United States, McNamara Florist has been providing fresh and elegant floral arrangements since 1954.

Indy's Favorite Florist

McNamara Florist is the premier florist in the greater Indianapolis area, and they are also one of the largest and most respected florists in the United States. With eight retail locations throughout central Indiana and a 76,000 square foot design center and warehouse in Indianapolis as well as our garden center and florist in Fort Wayne (which includes two acres of greenhouses), McNamara Florist has the best selection and highest quality floral products available in the area.

Since 1954, McNamara Florist has been creating elegant, artistically designed, high-quality flowers with a sophisticated color palette. In the past six decades, they focused on building customer relationships by providing fresh products, creative designs, and superior service. Now, they are proudly serving second and third generations of many of their customers. Consistently ranked in the Top 50 retail florists in the United States and Canada, McNamara Florist also offers an extensive line of gifts and home décor, along with event services for weddings, social ceremonies, and corporate events.

Customers often tell us they can instantly recognize a McNamara Florist flower arrangement due to the quality, freshness, and exquisiteness of our bouquets. Our expert designers have many years of experience and a dedication to beauty and creativity, which is why our products stand out from the rest. At McNamara Florist, we are lucky to be able to work with beautiful things every day, and even more fortunate to share the beauty and magic of flowers with others. We strive to give our customers personal attention and beautiful, individually tailored floral arrangements so they can express a sentiment words alone cannot capture, whether it's one of joy, sorrow, just because, love, or gratitude.

Stop by one of our locations and say, "Hi!" Or check out our selection of flowers and gifts online. We're looking forward to earning your business by exceeding your expectations.

Main Location

1853 Ludlow Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 579-7900
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Business Hours

Mon - Fri: Temporarily Closed
Saturday: Temporarily Closed
Sunday: Temporarily Closed

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We believe flowers feed the soul, and we strive to enhance people's lives with flowers, plants, and beautiful things. Toomie Farris, Owner, McNamara Florist
Home furnishings and decorations are also available at every McNamara location

Offering More Than Just Flowers

Besides fresh flowers and plants, our stores also carry a wide array of gifts and home accessories to enhance floral displays or just enhance the home. We sell lamps, pillows, chandeliers, candles, permanent botanicals, and silk arrangements. Even though we're a large florist, we still have a "small, family store" mentality at each of our locations. Every customer is important, and every order receives personal attention, no matter the size or price.

With our greenhouses in Fort Wayne, IN, we grow a lot of our own plants under the stewardship of Ed Barton, our head grower for the past 30 years. We also have our own wholesale flower import division where we source products locally and across the globe to ensure the highest quality products and freshness are available to our customers. Since we supply only our stores with these products, most of these unique flowers and plants can only be found by visiting one of our 8 locations.

 
 
A member of the McNamara staff, waiting to help at the customer service desk, circa 1950

Our Hoosier Roots Run Deep

McNamara Florist was founded with the key principles of genuinely caring for people, honesty, integrity, and knowing that service, quality, and value are of paramount importance - in all aspects of life. We are dedicated to giving back to our community and donate to multiple charities such as the Indianapolis Symphony, the Indianapolis Zoo, Marian University, Hendricks Regional Health, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and many other schools, hospitals, and churches.

Strengthening our community by investing in it is also why we decided to move our headquarters back into the core of Indianapolis by renovating an abandoned industrial complex on the near east side of downtown in 2016. We are proud to invest in and anchor revitalization efforts in the heart of the community we call home.

McNamara Florist employs approximately 120 employees, and they mean as much to us as our customers. Many of our floral professionals have been with us for 20-30 years or longer, contributing to the expertise, experience, and knowledge of our business. Our staff of experts are dedicated to taking care of your floral, plant, or decoration needs, whatever the scale, from a single order to extravagant galas and everything in between, we can help.

Flower & Gift Services

We specialize in the following services:

  • Same Day Delivery
  • Nationwide Delivery
  • Contemporary & Traditional Arrangements
  • Seasonal Flowers & Arrangements
  • Anniversary / Romantic Arrangements
  • Sympathy Gifts
  • Silk Flower Arrangements
  • Mylar & Latex Balloons
  • Party & Event Decorations
  • Corporate Gifts
  • Home Decor
  • Weddings / Wedding Flowers
  • Sympathy and Funeral Flowers
  • Greeting Cards
  • European / Dish Gardens
  • Gift Baskets
  • Fruit Baskets
  • High-Style Floral Arrangements
  • Indoor & Outdoor Plants
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Prom & Dance Flowers
  • Hospital Flower Delivery
  • Funeral Home Delivery