The Golden Poppy Florist - Florists - 1160 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

The Golden Poppy Florist   - Florists - 1160 Solano Ave, Albany, CA
8/8/2016

I let them design my flowers because they are so talented. My girl loves it when I bring flowers from here way more than the grocery store

9/29/2015

I ordered my wedding flowers from Golden Poppy and it was amazing. Emma is so nice and sweet. I described to Emma what i was looking for, gave her a few pictures as an example and my bouquet was exactly what i wanted!!! We ordered 4 bouquets and a couple of corsage and they were perfect. The prices couldn't be beaten and my bouquet is still alive in water after 2 weeks!!! My bouquet from Golden Poppy was one of my favorite things from the wedding day.

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I came in this place on a whim and I fell in love. Emma is so sweet and she was such a big help. I will forever use her as a florist. Thank you Emma!

5/29/2016

She is really nice lady.she made very beautiful flowers for Memorial Day. I asked her not too big not too small nice size all white flowers. Price was very friendly too.

5/12/2016

It is a rare and wonderful talent to be able to take someone's vision in their mind and hand it back to them as a work of art.  Emma is a true artist + a joy to work with!!!  For several occasions I have reached out with a specific need/mood that I wanted to convey with flowers during a delicate time in a friend/colleagues life and each time she perfectly delivered, with a quickness and kindness.  Truly service oriented, Emma really listens to what her customers wants and needs are and brings it to life!  Thank you to Emma for the gorgeous arrangements every time and reminding us that the mom n pop shops do it right and why we need to support!

10/24/2015

I saw the good reviews; I needed some help to deliver some flowers to a friend in the hospital.  The woman on the phone was courteous.  The flowers arrived exactly when she told me they would.  The five stars reflects my gratitude.

6/17/2016

Emma is so nice and thoughtful! She made the arrangement to be more tropical. And the delivery guy tried three times to deliver--third time's a charm! My friend really liked them and I'm sure they're helping her heal up from surgery!

7/5/2015

It's happened folks! Someone has made the experience of having flowers delivered to me at work an absolutely miserable experience!  After a turbulent couple weeks my boyfriend had an arrangement delivered to my work. The flowers are beautiful,  so that's cool,  but the delivery itself was a disaster.   I work at a busy hair salon,  so 99% of the time I am with a client. I was with a client at the time when the delivery guy comes in with the flowers. I break away long enough to confirm that I am the intended recipient, and I thank him for the flowers, but this dude's f*#@ing sketchy. He just stands there  staring at me for a few awkward seconds and then says to me "I'd appreciate  tip if you have it."  The whole salon kind of comes to a grinding halt while I just kind of look at him dumbfounded. I didn't order those flowers dude. Gift recipients don't tip. He then again (and more loudly) DEMANDS I tip him. He straight up said to me "I need a couple dollars." You may very well need a couple dollars, but that sounds like a whole hell of a lot of not my God damn problem.  Oh but it didn't stop there. At this point the client I'm with looks absolutely mortified, but this guy just persists. He tells me he needs to see my I.D. Because he's afraid of getting in trouble for delivering flowers to the wrong person. I hand him a company card and he legitimately gets mad at me. This guy is obviously bad at his job, but once again, that's not even a little bit of my problem. I actually felt like he was about to grab the bouquet and walk out.  After someone told him he should probably leave,  I'm finally able to get back to my client. After a good amount of nervous laughter and banter at the expense of Gomer Pyle the Flower Man, I checked my phone. This creepy motherfucker left me 4 voice mail messages before delivering the flowers. In not a single message does he identify himself or what he wants. It was just 4 messages of heavy breathing and demands that I call this mystery man back. Uh. No.  I almost forgot the icing on the creepy cake! The card that came with it had an apology message from my dude, but it was awkward and difficult to read because it looked like it was hand-written by a pissed off 10 year old. The words were touching,  and meant for me. I'm really put off by the fact that not only did some else hand-write those words,  they did it carelessly and in an illegible manner. The whole thing  just felt creepy.  So we're all in agreement that whoever that creep is should not be the face of flower delivery and that there is not even a teensy tiny chance that I would recommend anyone shop here.  I had a shit week,  can't I just enjoy having flowers delivered to me? Apparently not when you shop with Golden Poppy.

4/19/2014

Within an hour getting home with a modest selection of flowers for the Easter lunch table on Sunday , all the flowers have wilted. I live only 15 minutes' walk from Golden Poppy and placed the flowers in water as soon as I got home.It's like Monty Python's parrot. The flowers haven't wilted. They are actually dead.

8/14/2015

I went online and saw various cute and full flower arrangements for a Thank You gift I was sending.  There were several in my $60 price range with very rich flowers, not just generic stock flowers.  I called in to order an arrangement with a personal touch- bad idea!  The arrangement my friend received was generic, 4 sunflowers, 3 lilies with no style or flair.  The flowers didn't have color or charm, the vase was bare with a very small opening.  I just wasn't impressed and did not get a "wow" factor at all.  I was sad to disappoint my friend.

1/26/2015

I've seen this place as I drive up Solano on my way to work everyday and I'm glad I knew this place or else I wouldn't have picked out the perfect bouquet of flowers for my anniversary/valentines gift! Emma who I believe is the store owner as well as her husband are very sweet, caring and wonderful people.I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor and when I'm away from home I always think of my fiancé who I miss dearly. And I'm glad they do delivery Bc she informed me that they can deliver floral gifts to him as I'm away! I was happy to hear this Bc sending him flowers in surprise can be another way of reminding him that I think of him regardless that I'm away and that I can still be romantic lol. I recommend this florist to everyone, she really does care and is very understanding. She has a warm heart I've never felt so comfortable talking and doing business with anyone she makes you feel important like your part of her family. I'll definitely be doing business with her in the future and I'll keep her updated with my journey in the Navy (:

4/6/2014

This is a wonderful, intimate, and local flower shop! I went the other day to get a bouquet of flowers for my 4 year dating anniversary. I picked one out, brought it to Emma, and she spent time to rebundle and style the bouquet to make sure it looked perfect! I thought they looked great and the price was very good too!My girlfriend loved the flowers! I'll definitely be coming back to this shop for any future flower needs!

5/16/2012

Yeah, I'm bad for waiting not only till the last day to get a Mother's Day gift but waiting till 4pm the day of...Every grocery store and flower shop in my area was cleared OUT by the time I got there to get some flowers.  What does a ninja gotta do to get some flowers, dang?  ---Enter Yelp Mobile---- *aaahhhh* ~angels sing and cry~Sat in my car and started dialing up flower shops.  Surprisingly many of them were closed.  Isn't this the Superbowl for flower shops??  Called Golden Poppy and they assured me they still had a good selection of carnations, roses, and other arrangements.  So I made the trek out to Albany.Not only did they have a great selection, they had really beautiful pre-made arrangements right out front and in the BEST quality.  Sure it cost me a little over $50 for two bouquets (grandmas gotta have one, too) but they were really beautiful assortments of roses, carnations, daisies, and some other flowers.  PLUS they were misted with water so they sparkled and wrapped up adorably.  The people there were also very helpful and made it a very smooth and pleasant experience.  Highly recommend this sweet little (mom n pop?) flower shop!

1/5/2014

I came in today to order a very very last minute arrangement for my mother to be delivered the same day. The owner was very kind and accommodating. I didn't know what I wanted and she took a lot of time in helping to explain and come up with suggestions. I ended up getting lilies as substitutions for the tulips as shown in the booklet and I like it even better! The flowers are also super fresh and fragrant. She even asked me if I wanted to review the order before it was delivered. That was super sweet of her! I went in at around 10 AM and the flowers were delivered by 12:30 PM! I trust her with my flowering needs. This will definitely be my go-to flower shop from now on :)

beautiful!!! I love it! beautiful!!! I love it! 2/20/2015

Valentine's Day flowers DOA. I noticed one of the lilies was already brown when I received my gift, next day most of the arrangement was wilted and a couple days later the entire thing was smelling and rotten.... Very sad. Fresh flowers should last at least a full week. Will be asking my husband to try a different florist next time, this one's a dunce.

11/26/2012

MSG's arms were full---from carrying a luscious bouquet for yours truly, straight from Poppy's. Super fresh, vibrant, gorgeously wrapped and placement of the individual flowers striking. Compliments......thanks for being a neighborhood florist!!

5/24/2011

I love this place. I came here one day after going around Solano, looking for a place to get corsages and boutonnieres for prom. Emma, the owner, was so sweet and accommodating. She helped me figure out what would look good with my dress color and what flowers would look great together. She also gave me a really decent price for a corsage that looked lovely and stayed intact all night long! I also recommended her to all my friends. A total of about 15 of them came to the shop and loved their corsages for prom too. I have a picture of the corsage I got with a bunch of my friends.Ever since then, Golden Poppy is my go to for anything that has to do with flowers or bouquets. And I for sure recommend this place for anyone who wants beautiful arrangements with good quality and for a good price.

9/8/2014

Great experience.  EMMA HAD THE BEST PRICED AND MOST BEAUTIFUL ORCHIDS ON Solano!!.I needed six for table decorations for a memorial.   Emma re potted each one in a lovely pot. Each one was elegant and special. Guests commented on their beauty and we were able to give them as much appericated gifts to family members after the memorial.  Emma was wonderful to work with.

10/17/2012

I got 5 sunflowers for $10. Emma was very sweet and cheerful. Lots of high-quality flowers to choose from! I found the "gifts" kind of kitchy but that added to the charm.

12/7/2010

Where do I begin? Oh, my. I think I originally overwhelmed Emma with my ideas for the centerpieces but everything turned out perfect! Emma is such an amazing woman! She really listened to my ideas and totally "got" what I wanted.  From the bouquets to the center pieces- I loved them all. It was such a great feeling to walk into my reception hall and see all the beautiful flower arrangements.

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