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McNamara Florist was founded in 1954 by Robert and Richard McNamara in the corner of a building owned by their father at 1111 E. 61st Street in Indianapolis. Brother Richard soon decided to leave the new business and Bob continued on his own. The business grew and prospered and eventually expanded to occupy most of the building. The 1970’s and 80’s saw the opening of additional locations on the north side of Indianapolis. Well respected, both locally and nationally, Bob McNamara became involved in FTD; an association of some 20,000 plus florists throughout the US and Canada. Bob was elected to FTD’s Board of Directors and eventually held the offices of President and Chairman of the Board.

Bob McNamara instilled values in the business, which are still a key part of who we are today. Those values include quality products; focus on taking care of customers, good taste and quality of design (especially when it comes to color combinations), and above all integrity when it comes to business ethics. These values are still at the core of McNamara Florist today and many of our managers and employees worked for Bob McNamara many years and truly understand and believe how important they are.

Today McNamara is a powerhouse in the floral industry. Well respected locally and nationally, we are currently ranked in the "Top 20" by FTD in the US and Canada. With over 100 employees based in Indianapolis we have the ability to handle large social and business functions of all types with unsurpassed reliability and care. We source products directly from growers all around the world to deliver the highest standards of quality, freshness, selection and value to our customers.

We do realize that our business is all about taking care of customers one at a time. That is why we provide full service including on-site floral design staff at each of our locations. The experienced staff at McNamara will work hard to understand your needs and custom create a beautiful floral design to fill your needs or express those hard to say emotions. Many of our customers have relationships with specific associates within the company.

Whether ordering on-line, visiting one of our store locations, scheduling a wedding appointment or calling on the telephone we invite you to experience all that is McNamara Florist. Our service area includes Avon, Noblesville, Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Brownsburg, Greenwood, Broad Ripple, Geist, and Glendale.

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Indianapolis Retail Store hours:

Normal Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9AM-6PM
Saturday: 9AM-5PM
*Sunday: 12PM-5PM

*Our location on Ludlow Ave is closed on Sundays

Fort Wayne - McNamara at Sand Point Hours:

Winter Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9AM-5PM
Saturday: 9AM-4PM
Sunday: CLOSED

To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your order at least 1 day prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

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If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us by e-mail at or call us directly at 317-579-7900 or 800-579-7910. We're always here to serve you and make your flower-sending experience a pleasure.

9655 E. US Hwy 36
Avon, IN 46123

Broad Ripple / Glendale
2635 E. 62nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220

301 E. Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032

10106 Brooks School Rd.
Fishers, IN 46037

11840 North Allisonville Road
Fishers, IN 46038

862 S. State Road 135, Suite C
Greenwood, IN 46142

Willow Lake West
2902 W. 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46268

McNamara at Sandpoint
4322 Deforest Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46809

McNamara Florist's
Corporate Office & Retail Store
1853 Ludlow Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201

McNamara Florist


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We specialize in the following services:

  • Large inventory of fresh flowers
  • Tropicals
  • Plants
  • European/dish gardens
  • Contemporary and traditional arrangements
  • High-style floral arrangements
  • Silk arrangements
  • Weddings
  • Funeral designs
  • Extensive gift line
  • Gourmet and fruit baskets
  • Gift baskets
  • Greeting cards
  • Candles
  • Decorative Accessories
  • Gifts

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How can I make my flowers last longer?

Certain varieties of cut flowers last longer than others. Carnations, for example, can remain vibrant for long periods. Roses have a shorter vase life, but are prized for their special and delicate beauty. When buying flowers, be sure to ask your florist how long you should expect your arrangement to last. Whatever variety you choose, a little TLC will go a long way to keep your blooms looking fresh longer. Here are a few handy tips that can help add days to their beauty!

Essentials for your flowers

Keep them in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit; 18 to 22 degrees Celsius), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, direct drafts from a ceiling fan, and the tops of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, causing flowers to dehydrate.)

When your flowers arrive in wet foam

Keep the floral foam soaked in water containing floral food provided by your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.

When your flowers are arranged in water

Keep the vase filled with water containing floral food provided by your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.

If the solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely. If possible, recut the stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife.

Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial growth that can harm the flowers.

When your flowers have woody stems and branches

Cut the stem with sharp pruning shears. Place in warm water containing fresh floral food to promote flower opening.

What is floral food and why use it?

Floral food is a combination of additives that help to nourish the flowers and discourage bacteria from growing in the water. It is one of the best—and easiest—ways to extend the life of your flowers. It is very important to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed floral food can do more harm than good

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 Thank you for thinking of McNamara Florist regarding your upcoming event or fundraiser.

 There are so many real needs and so many worthwhile opportunities to help. Every year we give hundreds of items valued at thousands of dollars to support the communities we serve but there are significantly more requests than we can possibly help with. There are simply limits to what we can do.

 The following are some guidelines to help you understand our policies and corporate giving guidelines:

  1. We require 4-6 weeks MINIMUM lead time to review requests; our committee that reviews requests only meets a few times a year. There may be further delays due to the seasonality of our business.  Sorry but we cannot “rush” and will not consider requests with shorter response times.
  2. ALL requests must be submitted on our “Donation Request” form in addition to any collateral support you may wish to include in your request. The Donation request form may be found on our website at ‘’ or you can call us to request one at 317/579-7900. Form or standardized letters will not be considered.
  3. We primarily support local organizations and give preference to 501c3 organizations.
  4. We DO NOT give to second party fundraisers – if your group is holding a fundraiser for “United Way”. For example we generally cannot support those activities financially as we will support the benefiting organization directly.
  5. We try to practice rotational giving so if we cannot help you this year because of limited availability we may be able to in the future if you qualify.
  6. There are many events and organizations that duplicate services and overlap. For example we support numerous Breast Cancer events and if we have committed to some support benefiting that cause already we may be unable to help your specific event.
  7. Since we have so many requests we generally give smaller more frequent support such as auction items. Rather than give a very limited number of larger gifts to fewer organizations.
  8. We generally do not provide cash sponsorships.
  9. We offer discounts to qualified organizations that need event decorations but do not generally donate décor outright for events.
  10. Preference is given to established McNamara customers in the markets we serve.

Again – thank you for thinking of McNamara Florist. We are proud to be a locally owned company and do what we can to be a good community citizen. There are limits to what we can give and the number of requests we receive is truly overwhelming; we simply cannot help them all. 

Best wishes,   

Toomie Farris, AAF, AIFD


McNamara is proud to offer several ways to assist non-profit organizations and groups.
In order to qualify for our fundraising opportunities, an organization must quality as a nonprofit in one of the following ways:

  Educational – funds are used to directly support a school or school-related organization (i.e. band club, student or parent group associated with a school.)
  Religious – funds are used to support nonprofit church activities or church-related organizations such as youth groups within the church.
  Charitable – funds are used to support a charitable organization. Must be a 501c(3) organization.
  Community – funds are used to support community-based activities devoted solely to charitable purposes and not for individual gain.
Select the McNamara fundraising program that works best for you! For more information regarding any of our programs, email us at

Click Here to download Donation Request Form

Download Donation Cover Letter Here

Plant Fundraisers - Ft. Wayne
McNamara Florist provides an opportunity for clubs and organizations to use blooming plants as a unique fundraiser for multiple seasons throughout the year. These plants are grown in our greenhouse in Ft. Wayne, IN. In the spring your organization can sell mixed outdoor hanging baskets; in the fall, hardy mum plants; and for the holiday season, poinsettias. For more information on our plant programs, give us a call 260-747-4131.

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A local delivery fee of $14.99 will be added to each order, for each address. (For deliveries outside our local delivery area and for special holidays, this fee will also include a relay fee.)

U.S. orders must be received before 1:00 p.m. in the recipient's time zone to assure same-day delivery. Orders received after that time will be delivered the following day.

We will do our best to accommodate deliveries at specific times of day, but we cannot guarantee it.

We are unable to make deliveries on Sundays. Deliveries requested on this day will be delivered the following business day.

Delivery of orders to rural route addresses or cemeteries cannot be guaranteed.

We will be happy to accept your international orders if you call our shop directly. We are unable to accept international orders over the Internet.

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Occasionally, substitutions may be necessary to create your bouquet due to the availability of certain flowers in various parts of the country. Care is taken to maintain the style, theme and color scheme of the arrangement, using flowers of equal value. Additionally, the substitution of certain keepsake items may be necessary due to increased demand, especially during major holidays. In single-flower arrangements, such as an all rose bouquet, or orchids, we will make every attempt to match the flower type, but may substitute with another color.

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This privacy statement has been created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting customer privacy.

Information We Collect

If you open an account on our site or make a purchase, we need your contact information including your name, e-mail address and mailing address to complete your transaction.

When you visit our website, we also collect some basic information that does not identify individual users. We use this information to determine our users demographics and interests, so that we can better understand and serve our users.


Cookies are small files which store certain information about your activity on the website and are stored on your computers hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. We use cookies to let us know that you are a prior customer, so that you dont have to reenter information you gave us on your prior visits. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but most allow you to instruct your browser to prevent the use of cookies. However, if you disable cookies, you will not be able to use certain features of this website.

Our Use and Disclosure of Your Information

When opening an account or making a purchase, you have an opportunity to opt-in or opt-out from receiving emails from us. If you opt-in to receive information from us, we may use your purchase history, contact information and other registration information to provide you with more relevant information and email content. We may send emails to our users regarding changes in our services or other information we believe will be of interest to our users. If you prefer not to receive these emails, you can send us an email with the subject line no emails or reply to our email with the subject line no emails.

If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities on our site, we may collect such information. We may use that information and other information that we obtain from your use of our site to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our agreement for Terms of Use.

We may share aggregate statistics about our sales, traffic patterns and related site information with other businesses, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

We may share your information with Teleflora and other reputable vendors for the purpose of sending out special offers via email and/ or in connection with the services provided by our site such as the delivery of flowers. Your information will not be shared for any other purpose and will be kept secured.

We cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Statement. For example, we may be required to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that may be illegal or may expose us to legal liability.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

All user credit card information is securely communicated using secure socket layer (SSL) software, which is the industry standard and among the best software available for secure commerce transactions.

All user information stored on our server is stored in an encrypted format. Notwithstanding these efforts, we caution you that perfect security does not exist on the Internet.

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