If you’re not looking for it, Wild Things is easy to miss. Tucked away behind some shops on 18th Street South in Homewood, you may have to scurry through a little plant-covered alley next to Four Seasons Gallery to find it. But you’ll be glad when you do.
Part eclectic gift shop, part floral studio—the quirky design and florists at work will draw you in right away.
Inside you can purchase bespoke arrangements, flowers by the stem and bouquets, as well as beautiful greeting cards, potted plants, coffee-table books and candles. In the back area you’ll find long wooden tables—this is where they host workshops. They offer floral workshops for hand-tied arrangements, centerpieces and more.
Sound fun? Check out this summer centerpiece class tomorrow at 5 p.m. (Snacks and beverages included!)
Other fun floral shops and activities to check out in Birmingham include Dorothy McDaniel’s, Stone Hollow Farm and Jones Valley Teaching Farm.
Now that you’re interested, here are the deets:
Birmingham’s Blossoming Floral Scene
Located: downtown on 3rd Avenue South.
Dorothy McDaniel’s Market offers full floral details for events like weddings and fundraisers, and they also offer rental accessories to make your florals pop. You can buy seasonal merchandise like pots, lanterns and other fun accessories there, and of course they have bouquets and arrangements for sale. Though they are not offering floral classes right now, check back closer to the fall holidays—they really ramp things up around that time of year with Thanksgiving centerpiece classes and other seasonal decorations.
Stone Hollow has two locations: The FarmStand is located in Harpersville, and The Pantry (a small boutique-style shop with fresh juices, veggies and herbs, as well as canned goods, skincare and kitchen goods) is located in Mountain Brook.
Stone Hollow offers many goods in their Mountain Brook shop, but their FarmStand and CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) is where the real flower magic happens. You can have flowers delivered to you once a week when you sign up for their seasonal CSAs and add the flower option. You can also visit the FarmStand in Harpersville to check out the flower farm and purchase fresh flowers.
It’s in downtown Birmingham on 25th Street North.
Jones Valley Teaching Farm operates right in the middle of downtown Birmingham and works to give back to the community by educating its young minds about growing food and working on the farm. You can find their produce stand at Pepper Place farmer’s market just about every Saturday, as well as at the East Lake farmer’s market occasionally. In addition, they have recently opened up a produce stand right there at the farm where you can purchase beautiful, farm-fresh bouquets!
So, there you have it! You’ll never be at a loss for fresh and unique bouquets in Birmingham again. Birmingham’s flower business is really b(l)ooming!