About Avanda

Avanda got its name when Timm, the owner, was inspired by the beauty of Vanda Orchids. We are a small neighborhood flower shop tucked in the heart of center city Philadelphia on the south side of Rittenhouse Square (next door to the Metropolitan Bakery).  Timm and her late husband, Chet, first opened Avanda's doors on Valentine’s Day in 1991. For two decades, Avanda has been a fundamental part of the neighborhood and remains dedicated to providing quality products and services to its customers.


Avanda has won several awards since our opening. We were voted the Best Florist in Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly two years in row in 2000 and 2001. More recently, we also won the Best Florist in 2008’s Best of City Search Top 10.