Palace Florists has been a local, family-owned and operated Washington, DC florist for the past 70 years. Palace opened it’s doors in 1943 by Barney Klateman, who started the business selling fresh flowers from a kiosk with a refrigerator. It’s how Palace got it’s name - the business was located inside a long-gone ice-skating rink called The Ice Palace. Barney’s daughter, Donna, joined in the late 70s and still heads up the show today along with her son-in-law, Lee Herman. The close-knit family has assembled a team of top-notch floral designers like Jolie Joswick to continue their tradition as a DC floral institution. Located in Dupont Circle these days, you can visit them at their shop or order online via their Bloompop Shop Page here.
Barney Klateman, Palace Florists founder, on the left.
Then and now – the interior of one of the original Palace Florists locations!