The Flower Blog

Welcome Back! Gillespie Florist is Open to the Public

Posted by Fri, May 15, 2020 @ 06:57 PM

sarah_newbadge

Welcome back! After closing our showroom to the public on March 22nd we are pleased to be now open to the public once again. To keep our staff and customers safe, we will be following the guidelines required by the Mayor of Indianapolis and Governor of Indiana. We have put several measures in place for everyone to feel safe and secure as they come to back to our store.


Our store hours will remain 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 11am-3pm Sunday.
 Customers can be assured our staff will using proper guidelines by wearing mask and gloves. We will be allowing up to 10 customers in the store at a time. Our 500 sq ft cooler will be back open to the public so you can be our guest and enjoy choosing from our entire selection again. Our conference rooms are open and available for Funeral and Wedding appointments.

We will continue to offer no-contact delivery to our customers *when requested* otherwise our drivers will follow traditional delivery protocol. Curbside Service will also be available to those who request it. 

We look forward to seeing everyone back! Even though times have been uncertain we have enjoyed working together and finding new ways to keep people connected through the beauty of flowers. From everyday occasions to the most significant life events, we have been and will continue to be here for you.  #FlowersForLife

Be safe, be well and welcome back! We are in this together.


Gillespie Florists
9255 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46234
Voice: 317.273.1100

Text: 317.509.0668
gillespieflorists.com

gillespieflorists@gmail.com

Business Hours:
Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

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Topics: flowers in Indianapolis, curbside pickup, no contact delivery, floral delivery, reopening

Closing the Distance for Mother's Day with Flowers

Posted by Thu, Apr 30, 2020 @ 02:38 PM

sarah_newbadge

Even when you can't be there, life still goes on. Though our showroom will continue to be closed through May 15th per requirements of the Mayor of Indianapolis and Governor of Indiana; we are still available online at gillespieflorists.com and on the phone (317.273.1100) for all your floral needs.

To keep our staff and customers safe, we will be continuing to offer No-Contact delivery as well as Curbside Pickup at our store so that we may continue to be there for you and your loved ones when you need us. For No-Contact Delivery, with your permission, Gillespie Florists can connect with the recipient ahead of delivery to establish their preferences for receiving your gift.  This connection can be through text, email and/or phone. Deliveries can be left at a predetermined location (like the front or back porch), if the recipient prefers not to have face to face contact with our drivers. For customers who prefer to pick up at our store, we’re offering curb-side service. Upon arrival, you can call us at our main number and someone will bring the order directly to you. No need to leave your vehicle!

Here is a short video of FAQ's with Sarah and Della. Have questions? You can call our store, message us on Facebook and Google and even send us a text!

 

From everyday occasions, special occasions like Mother's Day and to the most significant life events, we have been and will continue to be here for you.  #FlowersForLife

 Be safe, be well and as always...wash your hands!

Gillespie Florists
9255 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46234
Voice: 317.273.1100

Text: 317.509.0668
gillespieflorists.com

gillespieflorists@gmail.com

Temporary Business Hours:
Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

Stay in touch with us via social media:

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Topics: flowers in Indianapolis, curbside pickup, social distancing, no contact delivery, floral delivery

Staying Connected Through Flowers

Posted by Sat, Mar 28, 2020 @ 04:18 PM

sarah_newbadge

Even when you can't be there, life still goes on. Though our showroom is temporarily closed during this time, we are still available online at gillespieflorists.com and on the phone (317.273.1100) for all your floral needs.

To keep our staff and customers safe, we are offering No-Contact delivery as well as Curbside Pickup at our store so that we may continue to be there for you and your loved ones when you need us. For No-Contact Delivery, with your permission, Gillespie Florists can connect with the recipient ahead of delivery to establish their preferences for receiving your gift.  This connection can be through text, email and/or phone. Deliveries can be left at a predetermined location (like the front or back porch), if the recipient prefers not to have face to face contact with our drivers. For customers who prefer to pick up at our store, we’re offering curb-side service. Upon arrival, you can call us at our main number and someone will bring the order directly to you. No need to leave your vehicle!

Here is a short video of FAQ's with Sarah and Della. Have questions? You can call our store, message us on Facebook and Google and even send us a text!

 

From everyday occasions to the most significant life events, we have been and will continue to be here for you.  #FlowersForLife

 Be safe, be well and as always...wash your hands!

Gillespie Florists
9255 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46234
Voice: 317.273.1100

Text: 317.509.0668
gillespieflorists.com

gillespieflorists@gmail.com

Temporary Business Hours:
Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

Stay in touch with us via social media:

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Topics: flowers in Indianapolis, curbside pickup, social distancing, no contact delivery, floral delivery

Flowers Keep Us Connected

Posted by Sun, Mar 22, 2020 @ 12:58 AM

sarah_newbadgeDuring a time of recommended Social Distancing, your Gillespie Florists family wants you to know that we’re still here for you, when you need us. Our commitment to our community remains unwavering. We proudly serve our neighbors, friends and family with the same values we’ve had for decades: the highest quality product and service in the Indianapolis area. With a permanent staff of 27 people and 3 furry friends (Evie, Pearl and Sawyer), we thank you for your business now and always.

We know that social interaction is a precious commodity. Sometimes, it takes a major catastrophe to remind us how important human connection can be. Although we still welcome our customers in person at our store, we understand that not everyone is comfortable with physical interaction at this time. You can keep connected with us digitally through our social media accounts. Gillespie Florists is committed to keeping in touch and will produce additional opportunities to share Evie TV and FB Live posts so you can see what we’re up to from anywhere!

Gillespie Florists is committed to helping our friends and neighbors feel safe and comfortable. For any customers who wish to have delivery service, we are offering “No Personal Contact” delivery options. With your permission, Gillespie Florists can connect with the recipient ahead of delivery to establish their preferences for receiving your gift. This connection can be through text, email and/or phone. Deliveries can be left at a predetermined location (like the front or back porch), if the recipient prefers not to have face to face contact with our drivers. For customers who prefer to pick up at our store, we’re offering curb-side service. Upon arrival, you can call us and someone will bring your order to your vehicle.

We are open 7 days a week, 362 days a year (363 this year!) to take care of all your floral needs. Gillespie Florists has been serving the Indianapolis community since 1960 - for those of you counting, that’s 60 years and 4 generations of the Gillespie Family being a part of your life. From everyday occasions to the most significant life events, we have been and will continue to be here for you. #FlowersForLife

Be safe and well,

Patrick and Susan Gillespie (3rd Generation Owners)
Sarah Gillespie and Della (Gillespie) Mendenhall (4th Generation Operators)
And the entire Gillespie Florists Family

Gillespie Florists
9255 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46234
gillespieflorists.com
gillespieflorists@gmail.com

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

Stay in touch via social media:

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Topics: flowers in Indianapolis, curbside pickup, social distancing, no contact delivery, floral delivery

Ten Ideas For Your Wedding Anniversary In Indy

Posted by Tue, Jul 22, 2014 @ 02:17 PM

Robyn SmithSummer time is the most popular time for weddings for those couples that want to have their special day outside! That also means that summer time is the most popular time for anniversaries! Coming up with the perfect anniversary gift for that special someone can be very time consuming and hard for some people. For those that are approaching their one year wedding anniversary this summer, or any other wedding anniversary, here are some gift ideas besides the amazing flowers we love to provide to our customers.

Canal Indianapolis Downtown1. A walk along the canal in downtown Indianapolis is always something cost effective but fun for couples to do together. The canal also has pedal boats that you and your partner can rent and travel up and down the beautiful canal and experience the sites of downtown Indianapolis.

2. The zoo! Now some people may think the zoo is just for kids but who doesn’t like animals? And who wouldn’t enjoy the perks of slowly strolling around the zoo, checking out any exhibit that you would like, without having to chase your little people around or missing out on your favorite animals because the kids have had enough and are ready to go?

frenchlick anniversary ideas3. Maybe you and your partner are more into historical buildings. The West Baden Springs hotel in French Lick offers 70 minute walking tours of the hotel and grounds that take place four times a day every day of the year except Christmas day. Spend a lovely evening at one of the four restaurants located on the grounds of the hotel and have a night to relax in one of the many rooms of the this historical hotel.

 

 

Turkey Run State Park

4. Indiana Repertory Theater hosts many theatrical performances and concerts throughout the year if your special someone is into that. It might not be Broadway but if you are unable to travel far this would be a great way to catch one of the many Broadway shows that comes through Indianapolis!

5. Rolling hills and streams of the outdoors more your thing? Check out Turkey Run State Park and enjoy a long peaceful stroll through the wilderness with that special someone!

6. Maybe you and your partner have the chance to travel out of state, a trip to a remote beach or a cruise is always a way to spend special time with that special someone.

jewel box flower bouquet7. Only have a sitter for the kiddos for a few hours? Take the evening and check out a new restaurant that you and your partner have never been to and then enjoy a movie.

8. Maybe you and your partner don’t have the chance to escape for some one on one time and as much as she loves flowers, she would rather have something that she can keep for many years to come. Come check out the wide variety of silk flower arrangements we have in the shop!

9. Over the years you have given that special someone several beautiful pieces of jewelry and she has no good place to keep them when they are not being worn. We can help you out with that too! We have a large variety of wooden musical jewelry boxes to pick from.

hand picked flowers10. Flowers are always a great way to go but maybe she already has several vases from flowers you have sent her before. Take some time and come into the shop and have one of our customer service staff help you personally select a beautiful bouquet of handpicked flowers to take home to that special one in your life!

As you and your special someone approach that anniversary time, take some time to check out the local attractions in our wonderful state and check out the amazing selection of flowers and gifts we have in our shop!

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Topics: flowers in Indianapolis, budget, informational

How Far Will Gillespie's Deliver Flowers?

Posted by Tue, Mar 01, 2011 @ 01:50 PM

Della Gillespie-Mendenhall How far will you deliver? 

I get asked that all the time and it's a great question! Gillespie Florists can take care of your flower delivery worldwide! Because we are proud members of the Teleflora network, if we cannot go there our selves, we will use that network to get the delivery made by one of our trusted network florists.

 

Delivery VanLocal Delivery 

But what about here, in the neighborhood? Just how far does Gillespie's go? We deliver to Indianapolis and surrounding communities. 

Let me break it down. Our delivery area includes all of Marion County, plus afternoon service to: Acton, Avon, Bargersville, Beech Grove, Bridgeport, Brownsburg, Camby, Carmel, Castleton, Clayton, Cumberland, Danville, Fishers, Friendswood, Greenfield, Greenwood, Lawrence, Mooresville, New Palestine, New Whiteland, Oaklandon, Pittsboro, Plainfield, Southport, Speedway, Wanamaker, Westfield, West Newton, Whiteland and Zionsville.

On special request, we will go out as far west as Coatesville, as far east as Greenfield, as far north as Noblesville, and as far south as Franklin! 

Special Events

We have on occasion made deliveries out of state from our shop. There will be special events like a wedding, company party or funeral where the customer feels that we would be the best man for the job! We have made deliveries to Illinois, Ohio and have gone as far north as South Bend!

Shipping

Because Gillespie Florists carries so many specialized gift items, sometime we need to ship the item through the mail. We have shipped all over the country because we had that one thing our customer couldn't find anywhere else!

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World Wide Delivery

As I mentioned before we can deliver around the world or across the country though the Teleflora Network. The reason why we are with Teleflora is because they are the largest networks of real local florists from around the world and Teleflora holds all members up to a certain standard to insure our customers only get the best!

 

Send flowers World Wide!

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Topics: Gillespie Florists, flowers in Indianapolis, Delivery Area, informational