Delivery

Local Flowers and Gifts

Delivery Area

 


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Delivery Area and Information

Same day delivery of flowers and gifts is available for orders placed by 1:00 pm in the recipient's time zone within the US. We offer hand-delivery to the communities listed below and provide worldwide order transfer service. Our delivery area (delivered in our own trucks) is one of the largest of any florist in Orange County.

Local delivery charges range from $8.95 to $14.99 with time-guaranteed upgrades available. For orders outside our local delivery area, a flat charge of $14.99 applies, which includes a $10 delivery charge for the delivering florist (so you received excellent value in flowers and hand-delivery) and a modest $4.99 service fee for placing your order with a local florist.

Unlike national order brokers, we do not charge $13 - $19 wire service fees, relay fees or handling fees on orders placed online - saving you an average $8 - $12.

The following is a listing of towns that we currently frequent on an everyday basis:

Anaheim
Anaheim Hills
Balboa Island
Brea
Buena Park
Cerritos
Corona del Mar
Cypress
Costa Mesa
Fullerton
Fountain Valley
Garden Grove
Huntington Beach
Irvine
La Habra
La Palma
Lemon Heights
Los Alamitos
Newport Beach
Orange
Orange Park Acres
Placentia
Santa Ana
Stanton
Tustin
Villa Park
Westminster
Yorba Linda
Specific Times

We will do our best to accommodate time requests and can guarantee local delivery within a specific time range provided your order is placed at least 24 hours prior to delivery. Timed-delivery upgrade charges may apply.

Our normal delivery times are between 9am-5pm daily for orders going to a business, residences, hotels and hospitals and 2:30 p.m. for orders going to K-12 schools.

During major holidays such as Valentine's Day and Mother's Day we operate extended hours and delivery times are 8am-7pm..

Funerals

These orders receive high priority.  If you have ordered too late to send flowers to the funeral service we will notify you quickly so that we can assist you to make other arrangements or have your flowers sent to the home of the family. If you do not know the zip code or exact address of the funeral home we will look it up for you. We normally contact the mortuary, funeral home or church right anyway to verify the time of the viewing and service and make arrangements for the flower delivery.
If you have selected a delivery date that is before the actual service or viewing we will delivery on the proper date and time per instructions from the funeral home.
Hotels

We call all hotels to verify if a guest is in-house or scheduled to arrive. If the recipient is not the registered guest, please make sure to include the name under which the room is reserved in our special instructions field during check-out.

Hotel deliveries are made to the Guest Services desk and while we can request your order be placed in the room prior to arrival, we cannot guarantee it.  We suggest you call the hotel and also make in-room placement requests with their concierge.

Hospitals

We call all hospitals to verify patient room numbers prior to delivering your get well wishes. Patients in ICU, CCU and some special wards are unable to received deliveries.  We call twice daily to check if a special ward patient has been moved to a regular room.

Avante Gardens recommends you refrain from sending flowers with strong fragrances to hospitals.

Due to allergies, in some areas of the US latex balloons and fragrant lilies like 'Stargazers' and 'Casa Blancas' are prohibited from being delivered to hospitals.

Schools

Many schools do not accept deliveries for students. Please send teacher and faculty gifts to the school and any student orders to their residences. Orders to K-12 schools should be placed by 10 a.m. because they usually must be received by 2:30 p.m.

Orders to Colleges or Universities campuses are accepted for offices only, and not to classrooms. An order must include the direct phone number of the recipient.

If the recipient is not at home or work

For residential deliveries, if the recipient is not available at the time of delivery, the delivery person may leave the gift in a safe place for the recipient to retrieve when they return, such as with a neighbor, or leave a message for the recipient to call to arrange for re-delivery. Flowers will only be left on porches with your approval.

For deliveries of business gifts, if the recipient is out of the office for the day, your gift will be returned to our shop until we can confirm his/her return to work.
Calling Ahead

In some cases, we may contact the recipient to ensure she or he will be home or at work to accept the delivery. Read  more about why we sometimes call recipients ahead of delivery on our blog.