Joe Austin Florist
174 Cowley Road , OXFORD, Oxfordshire, OX4 1UE
Phone: 01865 792037
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For over 100 years Joe Austin Florist has been serving the city of Oxford and surrounding area. We are dedicated to providing quality flowers and gifts for all special occasions.

Our History:

Our family business began around 1911 with William Austin(born in London around 1873). He moved to Oxford and set up a business together with his 7 daughters who sold flowers on the cobbled streets of Oxford from baskets laden with fresh flowers brought up on the train from Covent Garden.

Before the war, William opened our first premises in Oxford's Covered Market where he would still travel to Covent Garden to collect the flowers but would also supply other florists that had opened in the area too.

By 1955 William’s son Joe Austin opened his first florist premises at no.56 St. Aldate’s in Oxford. Around 1965, Joe opened his second florist at no.51 George Street and in the 1990’s at no.55 The High and no.174 Cowley Road.


The business has remained in the Austin family to this day and we still retain the same vision and values of our ancestors:

Providing a welcoming, friendly & considerate service
Quality & fresh produce
Expert advice
Qualified and professional florists
Serving the local community

With regular fresh flowers delivered from the markets of The Netherlands we offer an exceptional range of seasonal fresh flowers and plants to create stunning arrangements and bouquets for our customers.

We provide schools, universities & colleges of Oxford as well as local businesses including cafes, bars and restaurants with regular floral arrangements for exhibitions, functions, dinners and special events.

Whatever your requirements– whether it be joyful, sympathetic, love, friendship or just to make someone’s day; our florists will create bespoke personalised designs for all occasions.

Need inspiration?

Peruse our flower ranges on our website or our qualified florists and expert sales staff are available to discuss any requirements – large or small. Please feel free to contact us either by telephone, email, social media or come in to our shop and see us.

Indoor & Outdoor Plants

Spathiphyllum, Phalaenopsis or Chlorophytum comosum? Don’t worry – we know the common name as well as the Latin name for plants and flowers. (Peace Lily, Moth Orchid or Spider Plant to you and me).

We are unable to offer a discount on our produce due to the excellent value we offer too all our customers. However, we do, offer a loyalty card for our plants – ideal for students wishing to purchase houseplants or those wanting to fill their garden with colour and scent.

Weddings & Civil Partnerships

Our history and reputation in Oxford have meant we have been providing flowers for that special day for over 100 years, often for several generations of the same family! Fashions may have changed but we are still thrilled to be there for you today.

Please contact us by email or telephone to book your appointment with our florists - 6 weeks prior to the big day!! We do not charge for consultations, we are simply here to assist you and discuss your needs.