Christmas is coming! There is so much going on here at the store, we had to dedicate a whole page to everything that is happening!

First off, we are celebrating our 10th year supporting Darien EMS-Post 53 with our annual Holiday Shopping Happy Hour. This year, we will be featuring 4 local designers who will create a holiday themed tablescape. That event is NEXT week, Thursday 11/9 at 5:30 pm. Learn more about the event here!

The Holiday Showroom is ready!!! One of the most exciting transformations of the year! The elves were very busy during the evenings over the past two weeks creating some absolutely stunning displays for all to enjoy.  This year, our stories are inspired by Christmas in different countries. Take a wander through the green magic of ‘Ireland’, the sparkles of ‘France’, pristine whites in ‘Iceland’, the fun festivities of ‘Mexico’, rich colors in ‘Germany’ and subtle hues abound in ‘Holland’.


For a sneak peak of the showroom, click here. 

Next up- Christmas trees will arrive November 18th and we are so excited to welcome big, fluffy, fat Frasier Firs from North Carolina again! Stop in for a holiday tradition of picking your tree with us. We will have hot chocolate and cookies available for the first two Saturdays after Thanksgiving.

Services available for 2023

Mrs. Claus will be personalizing ornaments! Come in to place your order.

We have partnered with Sokayri to offer Christmas stocking embroidery.

As usual, our talented staff will also be making custom bows.

Please note, all of these services require a 48 hour minimum turnaround, longer for the embroidery.



We are so excited to host our 12th annual Holiday Shopping Happy Hour & Tablescapes event, and our 10th time supporting Darien EMS- Post 53!  We estimate that over the years we’ve helped to raise over $50,000, and it’s all thanks to a suggestion by Tami Whittier Nielsen way back in 2012.

Please come and enjoy the festivities and help us to make this year another successful fundraising event.

Tickets are $40 and all inclusive for wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres from Michael Joseph’s Catering, who will have some their renowned hors d’oeuvres being passed by the Posties themselves. Tantalizing truffle mac n cheese tartlets and filet mignon crostini are just some of the delicacies on the menu.

Enjoy a nibble and sip some wine as you stroll our 2023 Winter Wonderland, comprising of 6 country-themed holiday stories. Wander through ‘Germany’ before taking a quick trip over to green “Ireland” before selecting ornaments from our pristine ‘Iceland’ story.

10% of all purchases that evening go to Post 53 AND all attendees receive a 10% discount.

We are thrilled to be working with local designers this year who will create their own magical tablescapes; Krista Fox of Krista Fox Interiors, Sarin Galu of Sarina Galu Interiors, Fiona Leonard of Fiona Leonard Interiors, and Hannah Lebel of Perfectly Placed Organizing.

And don’t forget the raffle!

1 Raffle Ticket for $10

15 Raffle Tickets for $100.

Raffle Prizes

Tequila and Salt with Taco Making Cookbook

KVO Collections Diamond Necklace

Golf Outing for 4 at Woodway Golf Club

Longchamp Tote with Winner’s Initials Embroidered

$150 Nielsen’s Gift Card

Winter Luncheon at Nielsen’s Conservatory with Michael Joseph’s

Espalier Natural Botanic Soap, Lotion and Candle Gift Box.

We had the absolute pleasure of helping to adorn this cozy cottage home for a Martha photoshoot. Most of the florals and the container gardens you see were designed by Nielsen’s Florist.

Thank you for voting us Best Florist AND Best Garden Center in New Canaan, Darien & Rowayton!


It is truly an honor and we are so thankful to everyone that voted. We look forward to continuing to provide the best selection of flowers & plants around coupled with personalized customer service that stands as the core principle of our business.


“Nielsen’s is committed to being one of the foremost retail Florist and Garden Shop

operations in the country. We do this by continuously seeking new ideas to improve

what we do with our customers—provide them with the finest quality product while

building and nurturing relationships that create Nielsen’s customers for life.”

As part of our ongoing commitment to the planet, we have implemented several initiatives that reflect our focus on renewable resources and giving back to the community.


  1. Eco-Friendly and Reusable Packaging:

We understand the importance of minimizing waste and reducing our environmental footprint. To that end, Nielsen’s Florist transitioned in 2021 to using exclusively eco-friendly and reusable packaging for our floral gifts. By choosing materials that are both sustainable and recyclable, we strive to ensure that every aspect of our products aligns with our commitment to the environment.


  1. Donating Cut Flowers to Local Senior Center:

In an effort to bring joy and brighten the lives of seniors in our community, Nielsen’s Florist has had a partnership with the local senior center for many years. Instead of discarding unsold or older cut flowers, we donate them to the center every Monday. This initiative not only helps reduce waste but also spreads happiness among those who may benefit greatly from the beauty and fragrance of fresh flowers.


  1. Donating Non-Retail Ready Plants to Charitable Organizations:

At Nielsen’s, we firmly believe in the power of gardening to uplift individuals and communities. In order to make plants more accessible to those with less resources or even physical limitations, we have initiated a program entitled “Reblooming Beauty” to donate past bloom and non-retail ready plants to two prominent local organizations, S.T.A.R and Person to Person, whom Nielsen’s have had a long-standing relationship with. These organizations will distribute the plants to individuals and families, providing them with the opportunity to cultivate their own green spaces and experience the therapeutic benefits of gardening.

Join us in celebrating spring this year with a brand new flower flare to welcome in the season!

This year’s flower flare theme is ‘Monet’s Garden’ to coincide with the launch of our new signature flower arrangements, the ‘Giverny Collection’.


We are giving away three of these gorgeous new designs, one in each color before they become available online.
If you’d like the chance to win one, sign up below. Winners will be announced Monday, April 24th.


And don’t forget to tag us @nielsensflorist!

Sign up to win a flower arrangement!


At Nielsen’s, we believe design starts at the door.
Beautiful seasonal container designs to welcome you home, flowers to greet you in the foyer, lush green plants to breathe life into living spaces and tabletop décor to inspire.
Accent your life with Nielsen’s.

Watering your houseplants is key to keeping them healthy and prevent wilting or root rot. Michele digs into the best ways to keep your indoor plants thriving.

#1 Always check your plants to see if they need watering first.

#2 Determine the frequency based on their environment

#3 Never let your plants sit in standing water. And remember, a moisture meter is your friend!




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