The Jardiniere Flowers Story

It all started with flowers.

The Jardiniere Flowers Story really began in Manhattan when Kathie, then a horticultural and floral designer for private clientele, walked into a wholesale florist on West 28th Street. It was there that she met Vinny Colella, a second generation wholesaler who worked along side his father in the New York City flower market. Vinny's father immigrated from Italy and began what would become the family tradition of working with flowers, he himself working in the NYC flower market for over 50 years. Kathie bought roses from the Colellas and became engaged to Vinny 10 days later. Soon the couple began dreaming up a life in which they could build a business and a family together.

Shortly after moving up to Portsmouth from Manhattan, Kathie and Vinny began Jardiniere Flowers and haven’t stopped flowering the Seacoast they love since they opened their doors in 1993. With Kathie’s passion for cultivating both flowers and relationships, and Vinny’s knowledge of international and local flower markets, the Colellas began a tradition of floral excellence in Portsmouth while raising their two daughters daughters and making the Seacoast their home. 

What sets Jardiniere Flowers a cut above the rest?

The attention to detail we bring to each and every floral design and gourmet gift box that goes out our door. Our commitment to exceeding your expectations, to bringing you premium product, and making you a part of our family.

The secret to the success of Jardiniere Flowers has always been the people. The Jardiniere floral designers are not only unparalleled in their artistry but are also incredibly passionate and kind individuals. Kathie and Vinny are grateful for the talent, the work ethic and the generosity of spirit that arrive each day. Even after all these years, Kathie still designs, Vinny still hand-picks the flowers, and the Jardiniere Team continues to deliver fresh flowers up and down the Seacoast in the signature green Jardiniere Flowers van. 

The Jardiniere Flowers Team has been honored by the award for the Seacoast’s Best Flower Shop 24 Years in a row, and by the award for the Seacoast’s Best Customer Service for 13 years running.

Thank you for choosing Jardiniere Flowers, Portsmouth New Hampshire's top-rated family-owned florist.