Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Flower Shop: Growing Wild

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Twins Lisa Hoven-Gallien and Lee Hoven-Bakos have run Growing Wild for 25 years in downtown Manhattan Beach — and now, for the sixth year in a row, the pair’s flower shop has taken home Best of the Beach honors.

“We’re truly thrilled to get this honor once again, and we always try to put our best product out,” Lee said. “We like to give back to the community and it’s nice to get this acknowledgement.”

Growing Wild’s arrangements range from wildflowers to succulents to beach-inspired wreaths, all tailored to the client’s needs.

“I think it’s a lot like sports,” said Lee, a former competitive volleyball player. “When people get flowers, and they love them, it’s a winning feeling. They’re happy, and we’re happy to create something,” Lee said.

Growing Wild
1201 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach.
(310) 545-4432.
growingwild.net

 

Runner-Up:
Rolling Hills Flower Mart

1016 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach.
(310) 937-7377.

231 Vista Del Mar.
Redondo Beach.
(310) 540-3333.
Rollinghillsflowermart.com

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