About Us

Upstate Flower Market was formed after many years in the flower business and we still continue to grow now with our wholesale business.

Our History

In the 1950’s Helen Coggins cultivated her passion for flowers and design by gardening in her own backyard and helping friends with their weddings. Her husband, Walter, soon joined her as the two enhanced their floral knowledge at Finley’s School of Design.

In 1956, the couple opened Coggins Flower Shop in Spartanburg, SC. As their business grew, so did their young son, Jimmy. He was overjoyed when he could finally work with his parents at the age of 5. He was more than eager to sweep floors and help out in any way he could. At 10, he directed his first wedding. At 15, he was zipping around town in his 1969 Ford Van making deliveries.

By the time he reached 26, Jim had acquired all the management skills needed to take over as the new owner. Continuing in the family tradition, Jim’s daughter, Lori, joined the team in 2001. She began her career as a customer service representative, progressed into floral design and now is in administration. We can only hope that her little daughter, Karlee, will soon be joining the rest of the family in their floral traditions!

Shop for beautiful fresh flowers here. Be assured that the flowers you purchase from us are coming directly from our suppliers. If you want nothing less than the best, then our extensive portfolio of premium quality flowers would meet and exceed your expectations. We supply a fabulous assortment of flowers and bouquets for a wide range of occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, fundraisers and numerous other events.