The year was 1930 when Harold and Margaret Waldo opened Forest Lake Greenhouse in the small resort town of Forest Lake, MN. The Waldo’s built the business through the Great Depression, a world war and created a foundation with perseverance and hard work.
In 1976, The Waldo’s daughter Sandie and husband Mick Roberts purchased the business and continued the tradition of great quality and service. As the community of Forest Lake grew so did the business with a major remodel in 1978; followed by a complete demolition, major expansion and a new store that was constructed in 1994.
In 2000, The Roberts boys; Blake, Kelly and Corey all who grew up in the business purchased the store from their Mom and Dad. Today, Forest Lake Floral, Gift & Garden is a local, family-owned community institution and industry leader.
It was August 2005, as the floral and greenhouse industry changed, The Roberts brothers diversified by building and opening a new funeral home within the community. This allowed for consumer choice in funeral services with the only 100% locally owned funeral home in the Forest Lake area. Roberts Family Funeral Home is located on the Waldo Family homestead adjacent to Forest Lake Floral. Learn more about the funeral home at www.robertsfamilyfh.
The heart of our business lies within our fresh flower department. Our flowers add beauty and elegance for every occasion and express feelings that words cannot convey. We stand behind our flowers with a 7-day freshness guarantee. Our talented design team brings a broad spectrum of creative ideas along with 80 years of design experience.
Our onsite greenhouse allows us to provide the best in plants and decor for all seasons and holidays. We carry Spring and Summer annuals, perennials, fall decoration and pumpkins, Christmas trees and greens as well as convenient container planting and design service. Our greenhouse is a destination for all your outdoor gardening and design needs.
Our gift shop is the perfect compliment to our other departments. We offer a great selection of candles, one of a kind cards, home accessories, cool and trendy gifts and decor for every season and reason. We can almost guarantee you will find the perfect gift with us!
We are the gift delivery experts with service 362 days a year. Morning, noon and night, seven days a week we are delivering your expressions across town and nationwide.
Come relax and unwind at our cafe and bakery that was added to our customer experience in 1997. Enjoy gourmet sandwiches and salads, made from scratch muffins, a refreshing smoothie or fresh brewed cup of coffee. Our muffin and gourmet baskets are the perfect alternative to giving flowers. Delivery is available for all of our cafe and bakery menu items.
Message from management and staff
Flower Power with Promise, Performance and Passion since 1930
We take pride and work hard at earning your business by providing the best experience possible in floral, gift, garden and delivery. We are in the business of expressing emotions and understand the high priority, importance and meaning that our product represents to you. Your personal needs and style combined with our 80+ years of experience makes us your best choice. We guarantee your happiness and promise that you will not be disappointed!
The Roberts Family & Staff
at Lakes Floral, Gift and Garden