Adelaide's Florals & Events
7766 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
*10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm – Monday through Saturday
11:00 am to 5:00 pm – Sunday
About Jerry Parent & Larry Anhorn
Jerry Parent | Larry Anhorn, Owners
Adelaide’s of La Jolla celebrated not only its 80th year of being in business in 2016, but its acquisition by two floral pros - Larry Anhorn and Jerry Parent. Jerry & Larry, however, are not new to Adelaide’s but rather spent five years starting in 2011 heading-up the day-to-day operations and providing the overall creative direction for the company.
While being respectful of the style, gift selection and traditions Adelaide’s has always been known for, the look and feel of the company has been shifting to encompass all generations – from traditional to cutting edge contemporary. As Larry Anhorn states “Adelaide’s is not just your Grandmother’s Flower Shop any longer”. He further comments, “While we continue to cater to the more traditional needs of our customers who have supported Adelaide’s since the beginning, we (and they) know that we must also embrace the needs and tastes of their children and their children’s generations. We are one of the only shops left in San Diego that truly knows how to create the romance & style of the thirties & forties for one customer while designing a hipster wedding for another at the same time!”
Larry Anhorn and Jerry Parent entered the floral scene in San Diego in 1995 with the creation of their Banker’s Hill and ultimately Hillcrest - European-styled floral and event company – FloraStyle. Various consumer polls at the time always placed them neck-in-neck with Adelaide’s as the “Best Floral Company in San Diego.” It was only natural then that they ultimately take over to carry on the grand style that Adelaide’s had become known for.
Many longtime employees of Adelaide’s are still working side-by-side with Larry & Jerry including two of Adelaide’s granddaughters. We are always trying to create a sense of family & fun in the business. “We were told once by the publisher of a local magazine that the best part of going into FloraStyle was that it always felt like a party” stated Anhorn. “While the full-on party days may be behind us, we certainly want all of our customers and employees to feel like they have come home whenever they enter into our store. We also still crank up the music from time-to-time to make Adelaide’s a fun experience for all.”
“We are proud and humbled to be the ones to carry-on Adelaide’s great name and reputation” stated Parent. “Our goal is to ultimately celebrate with the community Adelaide’s 100th year in business in 2036. Ultimately, we want to make Adelaide and the communities of La Jolla and San Diego proud that her vision, and their support, were the true success story” stated Parent. “We are simply the ones privileged to keep the creative engine running”.
Adelaide’s services all of San Diego County specializing in custom, one-of-a-kind floral designs, plants, events, weddings, amazing giftware from around the globe and scrumptious chocolates.
We specialize in the following services:
- Large inventory of fresh flowers for any occasion
- Weddings / Wedding Flowers
- Sympathy and Funeral flowers
- Birthday Flowers, Get Well Flowers, Anniversary Flowers
- Unique glass and ceramic containers
- Art glass containers
- European/dish gardens
- Orchids and other blooming plants
- Modern and traditional flower arrangements
- High-style floral arrangements
- Silk flower arrangements
- Dried floral arrangements
- Extensive gift line
- Gourmet fruit baskets
- Gift baskets
- Greeting cards
- Chocolates and other sweets
- Holiday home and business decorating
- Weekly and daily flower service throughout San Diego County
- Restaurant and Hotel florals and plants
San Deigo County: Coronado , Del Mar, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, La Jolla, La Mesa, Rancho Santa Fe , Solana Beach, Bonita, Cardiff By The Sea, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Lemon Grove, National City, Poway, Downtown San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Spring Valley, Vista
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A local delivery fee will be added to each order. Delivery fees vary according to delivery zip code and/or geo locations. The system will automatically calculate your delivery fee upon check out.
We will do our best to accommodate delivery requests for specific times of day entered into special instructions, but we cannot guarantee those requests will be met. If you absolutely need a specific time or range of time for delivery, please call the store after your order is placed. Depending on the time(s) requested, the product you requested, our current routes, and delivery location an additional fee may be charged.
We are currently unable to make deliveries on Sundays. Deliveries requested for this day will be delivered on Saturday, or on the following business day.
For wire orders: U.S. orders must be received before 10:00 am. in the recipient's time zone to attempt same-day delivery. Orders received after that time may be delivered the following day. Adelaide’s cannot guarantee any aspect of your out-of-town floral requests. While we will do everything possible to work with the chosen florist to ensure your satisfaction, Adelaide’s provides this service as a courtesy and is not involved in the design, product selection, or delivery process.
We will be happy to assist with your international orders if you call our shop directly. We are unable to accept international orders over the Internet. International orders generally must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the desired delivery date.
To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your order early prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
Our store is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Orders for these holidays will be delivered the business day before or after unless arrangements are made directly with the store.
About Our Company.
Adelaide's proudly serves La Jolla and the entire San Diego County. We are committed to providing great customer service, beautiful floral designs, as well as orchids, blooming and green planters, giftware, and much more. Our customers are important to us and our friendly staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. We will always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect!
Make Adelaide's your first choice for all your floral needs.
In 1936, with an operating budget of $6.00, Adelaide Phillips opened a small flower stand on a lot she purchased along highway 101 in Encinitas, California. Flowers by Adelaide was born. Adelaide operated her business as a single-woman operation until her son, Harry Jr. joined his mother and helped develop the business in 1945 into a full-service flower shop in La Jolla. It was Adelaide's love of flowers and a strong will to succeed in business that blossomed into a passion that would cover three+ generations.
In January 2016, Larry Anhorn, and Jerry Parent (who joined the company in 2011) became the new owners. Together with their amazing team have continued to make Adelaide’s the finest floral and event company in San Diego. In 2021, Adelaide’s entered its 85th year of servicing La Jolla and San Diego with the finest in floral designs, plants, giftware and events. Jerry and Larry look forward to many more years to come by building on past traditions and setting new directions to embrace the needs of multiple generations to come.