Tucked away just off of Main Street in downtown Round Rock, 620 Florist has been supplying Round Rock and the surrounding area with flowers for all occasions since 1988.

More than just a flower shop, 620 Florist partners with local organizations to help them grow.

The gist

620 Florist has served the greater Round Rock area for more than 30 years, and prior to its relocation in 2018 was situated near RM 620, also known as Round Rock Avenue. The shop offers grab-and-go arrangements, stuffed animals and cards to accompany floral purchases as well as a selection of specialty arrangements available for order.

Orders placed before 11 a.m. can be delivered same-day, with orders placed after that time set for delivery the next day.

Meet the team

The shop is owned by the Ehlen family, with day-to-day operations handled by manger Bonnie Cho, who said she began working in the shop just about a year ago.

In her time running the shop, Cho said she has grown to love being located in downtown Round Rock. Being so close to the heart of the city's business community has provided many opportunities for her to share her ideas and learn from others, she said.

"I love that I can just talk with different people in the industry, try different creative ways to make the business better," Cho said. "I get a lot of inspiration from them."

What they offer

In addition to typical arrangements available for online and in-store order, 620 Florist can create arrangements for just about any occasion, including proms, weddings, funerals and anniversaries.

The florist also offers floral design classes each Friday and by appointment. Starting at $95 per person, each participant can arrange one nosegay, which is a small flower arrangement, and a boutonniere. Customers can also upgrade to make larger arrangements and use more exotic flowers, Cho said.

Another service offered by the shop is flower subscriptions, which can be set on a schedule decided by the customer, she said. For example, Cho said the shop regularly prepares arrangements for major holidays and birthdays for a customer's husband, and delivers fresh flower arrangements to his gravesite for each of these occasions.

"Believe it or not, we have a customer that we send flowers to her husband's graveyard for every special occasion," Cho said. "We have been doing that for her for years. Every time we send a picture after we deliver."

Giving back

Cho shared that the shop also partners with the Round Rock Public Library and Round Rock ISD.

In addition to donating flowers and sponsoring events at the library, the shop partners with the school district's floral design program to offer internships to students.

"It's great for them—for the senior kids—because they can start to get a feeling of the real world," Cho said. "We also get some additional help."

Something to know

When ordering custom flower arrangements or arrangements for an event, Cho said it is important to get to know customers' budgets, colors and personal style in a consultation. If a customer wants to include specific kinds of flowers in their arrangements, the shop can special order them as long as they have about three to four weeks' notice, she said.