Our Story

Native Poppy South Park

Native Poppy is a woman-owned flower shop that delivers flower arrangements, bouquets, and more all over sunny San Diego. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, planning a wedding, or wanna send support to a loved one during difficult times, what drives us is our motto and our mission:

Sharing love through the power of flowers!

We build our stores to be ever-changing spaces for inspiration! We partner with local artists to create seasonal art installations that are pure magic, with handcrafted details that will take your breath away. Stop by to pick up fresh blooms, and discover hundreds of artisan-made gifts on our shelves.

Native Poppy currently has two flower shops in San Diego: one in South Park and another in Solana Beach – plus we ship dried flowers and gifts nationwide! Wherever you are rooted, we hope you’ll treat yourself to pretty. wild. flowers.

Natalie and Meg of Native Poppy

Meet the Owners

Floral designer Natalie Gill launched Native Poppy in 2014 as an opportunity to pursue her life's purpose: creating joy in the world by making art with her friends. What started out as an events-based, freelance adventure in Natalie's backyard quickly expanded into a brick and mortar flower shop. Making unorthodox choices like creating a "Flower Menu" and opting NOT to offer single-bloom, dozen-stem bunches, Natalie laid a foundation to make Native Poppy one of a kind and exceptional!

Meghan Blancato became a co-owner in 2018, having worked at the first Native Poppy store since opening day – balancing Natalie’s creative ambition and helping to build the company culture from the ground up.

What We Believe

The Native Poppies, as we affectionately call our team, are a group of dreamers. A band of caring, playful, and talented souls. We believe in taking care of the environment and drinking champagne, in stopping to cuddle and befriending every animal we see. We believe in singing while flowering and in always challenging ourselves and our peers to be better, all the while affirming each other for where we are today.

While every day looks different here at Native Poppy, our florists are always:

Caring for Petals and People

We create flowers to add beauty to weddings, baby showers, and birthdays, but also to offer the smallest smile in the wake of loss. It is a humbling gift to be able to create artful arrangements for meaningful moments. Whatever the occasion – your graduation party or a random Wednesday morning – our team is here to help brighten your day.

Artists in our field

We craft every flower arrangement and flower wrap with artistry and precision, but that’s just the beginning of our team’s creativity. We partner with dozens of designers, makers, and small businesses to fill our shelves with unique gifts. Colorful murals and seasonal art installations make every visit inspirational!

Manifesting magic

We bring beauty to life with joy, optimism, and gratitude. We source beautiful flowers from our network of woman-owned farms and flower distributors – including Native Poppy’s own flower farm right here in San Diego.