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root stock

20 Lexington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.686 -73.961
at Downing St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-840-7278 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Florists/Garden Centers
Photo by Corinne Durand

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Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Clinton-Washington Aves.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Florists/Garden Centers


Standing at the entrance of root stock & quade, it’s easy to catch a whiff of what they’re up to: Bright, fragrant, buy-me flowers tempt passersby, although after a few steps inside, the shop seems more forest than florist. Beyond the cutting table and gardening tools is the patio, banked by larger shrubbery and, yes, trees. The shop specializes in on-a-whim floral arrangements and plants from farms in Long Island and New Jersey and international suppliers like Holland, as well as designs for special events and urban gardens. Everything is hand-selected, from the African violets to their collection of vibrant pots and vases. They take individual orders for bouquets and table arrangements, from basics to more elaborate—and pricier—designs. For landscaping, Rattigan is the person to call for a consultation, which will get you a green-thumb blueprint for how to get the “lawn” that will be the envy of the block, maybe even the neighborhood.


Seasonal specials are offered on big blossom holidays like Valentine’s and Mother’s Day.