The Merry Stem

A new flower shop called The Merry Stem will open in downtown Franklin at 117a 5th Avenue North. Since the closing of Franklin Flower Shop, which has since merged with Rebel Hill Florist in Nashville, this will be the return of a floral shop in downtown Franklin.

The shop will offer unique, high-end floral designs for daily delivery, corporate accounts, events, and other special occasions, shared owner Lauren Bourgeois.

Customers will also have the option to order online and request delivery. Walk-in service will also be available.

“In addition to flowers, we will offer cards, candles, chocolates, houseplants, vases/pots, and other specially curated items including unique vintage prints, pieces, etc,” Bourgeois added.

Bourgeois moved to Williamson County when she was four years old and her fond memories of Franklin are one of the many reasons why she chose to open The Merry Stem.

“I’ve always loved Historic Downtown Franklin, and I’ve always loved flowers. The Lord put the desire in my heart years ago when I was working at an amazing flower shop in Nashville, and it was really just a dream until about five months ago when He started providing the means for it to become a reality,” said Bourgeois.

“I find it so poetic that I’m now able to open a storefront on the same streets that I had spent so much time when I was growing up,” she continued.

Community is also a big motivator for The Merry Stem.

“My intention for opening the business can be summed up by Romans 12:15, and that’s what the business is founded on. I want it to be a place that cultivates community by supporting those in celebration, those in mourning, and everything in between,” said Bourgeois.

The tentative opening date is planned for November 4th when they will host a grand opening event. Follow The Merry Stem on Instagram for the latest updates.

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