Green Florals and Surroundings

We Are

At Green we think long-stemmed parakeets should sprout from oranges wrapped in swirling strands of grass. Floating candles should reflect off pink water above an aquatic garden of suspended, purple orchids. Grass isn’t just for outdoors, in fact, it makes perfect ground cover for our boutique and the ideal arrangement container may be a retro porcelain vase, a Mexican tomato sauce can or even a pepper.

Our idea of Eden is strongly influenced by modern design, urban trends and is often a surprisingly gorgeous combination of elegant and funky. We hunt all over the globe to be able to provide you with the hippest, freshest floral exotica to enjoy.

Together, Green’s co-owners Carlos Franco and Rob Hellander have over 25 years of design experience. Carlos trained in London and Paris, working alongside legends such as Steven Woodhams, Paula Pryke and Christian Tortu, “the man who reinvented floral design.” In London, Carlos wowed the U.K. with his traditional English garden hand-tied bouquets infused with a bit of his own modernist style. Rob Hellander studied interior design at Parson School of Design and worked as a photo stylist in NYC. There he was responsible for the stunning décor and original artwork photographed for several women’s interest magazines, catalogues and other print media. Rob has a reputation for breath-catching ideas and an unrivaled eye for detail.

We Do

Retail: We offer unique, specially selected housewares that will enhance your environment with both form and function. Please visit the store to see our collection.

Weekly Floral Accounts: Please contact us to discuss having fresh arrangements designed and delivered weekly for your home or business.

Urban Landscaping: Let us transform you downtown loft into a botanical wonderland!

Delivery: We offer delivery daily for orders starting at $50, plus delivery fee. Green is a member of BBrooks Fine Flowers,, an international florist network that carefully hand selects just two members per city.

Events:  We offer a wide range of design solutions for all types of celebrations and ceremonies, including weddings, corporate events and birthdays. We happily work with San Diego residents, out-of-towners desiring a San Diego event and enjoy traveling to prepare for events hosted around the world. We start the process by defining your unique needs, whether you are looking for a complete event coordinator or a single arrangement, in order that we may cater to them. Flowers in fresh containers, mood lighting, textiles and tableware are just some of the environment enhancing elements we love to provide. We specialize in turning your abstract desires into realities that will look, feel and smell like your own personalized heaven.

They Say

Green was wonderful! You made our home so beautiful for the wedding. It was perfect! From the handmade, jeweled bell for the cake, to the leaf candles, to the flower, leaf and ribbon bell bedecked gazebo and door swags, to the perfect bridal bouquet, Green made all our dreams flower. Barry and I appreciate how you translated our “gosh, we’d like fall-ish, sort of, great smelling, magical, fun (but not too… read our minds)” conversation into a reality beyond anything we could have imagined. We also appreciated how professional you were in setting up and taking down. Thank you for helping to make our wedding perfect.


We owe you a Big, Big thank you for the extraordinary flower arrangements you provided for our children’s rehearsal dinner. They were the happiest flowers we ever saw!! Your creativity is mind-boggling. Your choice of colors and the added chili peppers, plus those adorable bell pepper vases with flowers in the cocktail area, really set a festive and exciting tone for the evening!! Our guests really noticed them and were commenting on how unusual and beautiful they were. They really triggered and captured a joyous feeling in the room. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts…you are the greatest!!

-Fredda and Jeffrey

The flowers for Julie and Robert’s wedding were beautiful. I loved the turquoise water in the tall glass with roses at the tent entrance- that was so effective (with the flowers on top) as you walked into the theme of the evening. The roses in deep pink, the white and pink peonies, all blended to make a huge, gorgeous bouquet. The bridal bouquet of white orchids was lovely and the bride’s maids’ bouquets in shades of pink were perfect with their dresses. I’m still enjoying many of the blossoms. Julie and I enjoyed working with you. You are a very talented florist.


As Seen In

Our creations have been seen in magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens’ Simply Creative Weddings, Mary Engelbreit’s Magazine and 944.

Our clients include Donald Trump, Tiffany & Co., Mariah Carey, Nissan America, BCBG, The British Royal Family, Sting, Martin Scorcese, Louis Vuitton and Nordstrom. Green has also provided for numerous San Diego businesses, including Lowe Coronado, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, W Hotel, Sidebar and Confidential. We regularly work with the San Diego Art Museum to create interestingly beautiful environments for the museum’s Culture and Cocktails sundown series.

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