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Find Florals Designed With Flair and Spectacular Succulents at THISTLE in Ocean Beach!

The cozy 1920s cottage is THE place to go for dreamy any-day and wedding bouquets, spectacular succulents and gifts for the home.

Led by owner Melanie Freed, the THISTLE team loves helping customers choose the best blooms for their wedding color palettes, along with centerpieces, corsages, boutonnieres and other ceremony and reception flowers. Whether for a special occasion or for brightening up a home, talented designers take ordinary groupings of flowers and make them extraordinary with a pop of color, ribbon or statement-making greenery.

The shop is also noted for its outside nursery stocked with colorful succulents, fruit trees and pottery. Patrons love exploring rows of drought-tolerant plants perfect for outdoor gardens, patio tables, window sills, desks or wherever they are showcased. All can be paired with various-sized, bright and stylish pots and planters.

Inside, Freed’s inviting oasis is filled with beautiful curated gifts. Browse locally made jewelry, including handmade necklaces, stackable and gemstone rings, earrings and bracelets. Also find artisanal soaps, candles, macramé, greeting cards and one-of-a-kind succulent gardens. So attractive is the selection, customers can’t help but take something home for themselves!

Formerly the San Diego Bay Flower Company, Freed added the garden center and a new name THISTLE in 2015. And like the hardy wildflower, the Ocean Beach mainstay has continued to grow and grow attracting everyone from locals to out-of-towners.

For swoon-worthy bouquets, sensational succulents and fabulous gifts, check out THISTLE and see what’s blooming. They deliver to all of San Diego County! The shop is at 4822 Santa Monica Ave. between Cable Street and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. Call (619) 222-5400 or visit


Located in Ocean Beach

4822 Santa Monica Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 222-5400
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