Ampersand is inspired by the unfettered, the weirdos, and the easiness found in nature. 


The Shop

Welcome to Ampersand: a local flower shop and design studio based in the Mission District, San Francisco.

We opened the barn-and-mortar in August 2014 and the shop is a space for creativity, community, and everything floral. Most of our material is California grown and every design is custom made. Folks are also encouraged to get their hands dirty and choose blooms per stem at an affordable price point.

We have our hands and shears prepped for everything imaginable: from wrapped bouquets, vase arrangements, deliveries, walk-ins, weekly corporate accounts, cafes, restaurants, events, floral installations, photo shoots, and weddings.

The shop operates primarily as a flower shop in the daytime, and sometimes shape-shifts as a venue for private or public events-- contact us if you have something in mind for an event!

The Gents

Ampersand is founded by  Benjamin Emerson live in the Mission District with their occasionally cruel, yet beloved cat, Ophelia.

Their combined backgrounds include Ohio, a So-Cal National Park, vegetarianism, writing, business, an acute appreciation for historical house tours, extroversion, and, of course, nachos.


The Designers

We are comprised by a tiny and talented team of designers:

Anna, Jessica, & Laura.


It's a pleasure to meet you.