A little shop of flora located in Buffalo, NY

Trained in the English garden style…

     We soon realized the beauty of each individual piece was lost in overabundance. We gravitated toward a new fusion of ikebana and Western techniques. Our mission is to highlight each flower to its fullest potential. For us, this includes choosing a vessel or vase deserving of an arrangement.

     Our inspiration is the concept of wabi-sabi, or finding beauty in imperfection. Our moniker is both an ode to the Latin root for greenery {“botan–”), as well as the Japanese word for peony (牡丹).

Our arrangements are made to order and include our finest, freshest picks and are composed into our original ikebana meets maximalist designs. Flowers are florist’s choice, unless by special request. 

Local delivery is available to the following zip codes: 14150, 14201, 14202, 14203, 14204, 14205, 14206, 14207, 14208, 14209, 14210, 14211, 14212, 14213, 14214, 14215, 14216, 14217, 14218, 14220, 14221, 14222, 14223, 14224, 14225, 14226, 14227, 14263. 

We at bōtan are seasoned wedding florists dedicated to high quality work at an accessible cost. Our formula is simple. We juxtapose imported rarities with foraged and locally grown flora. We maximize the beauty of each arrangement through our careful compositions, inspired by combinations of Western and ikebana techniques. Our look can be characterized as “old world,” but we remain contemporary through our many influences and continuous experimentation.

If you are interested in setting up a complementary consultation, please fill out this form or call us at 716-220-7257.

A new component of the studio is a curated collection of novelty items, vintage wares, and antique vases.

Our commitment…

     We at bōtan are committed to quality service. We offer competitive pricing comparable to nationwide floral providers for a much higher quality product.

     We are committed to an environmentally sustainable practice. We source from local farms as much as possible, compost floral waste, abstain from use of toxic, non-compostable floral foam (#nofloralfoam), and use compostable or reusable plastics.

      We are committed to social platforms that uphold human rights We are LGBTQ+ friendly.  We make it a priority to be a vocal member of the local community and make regular donations to local non-profits, including Buffalo Women Services and Crisis Services.

We are an AAPI owned and operated business.

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