Does Tesco Sell Flowers? (All You Need To Know)

Does Tesco Sell Flowers

Tesco is the leading supermarket in the United Kingdom. With close to 4,000 stores, it is often a person’s ‘first choice’ when it comes to purchasing items. But, does Tesco sell flowers?

Tesco does sell flowers. While the selection of flowers is never going to be massive, you will normally find the most popular in-season flowers ‘in stock’. Do bear in mind that some smaller Tesco stores may not have any flowers at all.

Let’s go into a bit more depth on this, shall we?

Does Tesco Express Sell Flowers?

Most Tesco stores are Tesco Express stores.

The vast majority of Tesco Express stores will sell flowers. The selection will be rather limited, and they will normally be flowers designed for romance, or to say ‘get well soon’, etc. Think along the lines of the most popular flowers.

During important holidays e.g. Valentine’s Day, you may find that the selection of flowers in Tesco Express rises a little.

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Do Tesco Petrol Stations Sell Flowers?

Most Tesco petrol stations will be a Tesco Express. This means that the selection is going to be much the same as what you would find in your standard Tesco Express.

That being said, some people have reported that their local Tesco petrol station doesn’t have any flowers in stock. We suppose that this does make sense, to an extent. We can’t imagine that there are too many people out there who are heading to a petrol station to pick up flowers.

This means that the flowers would be sitting around the petrol station for a long time, and Tesco really doesn’t want to deal with that sort of stock wastage.

Do Tesco Supermarkets Sell Flowers?

Yes. All big Tesco supermarkets will sell flowers. This is where you are going to find the largest selection of flowers available. So, if you are seriously considering picking up flowers from Tesco, then this is the place to head.

One of the main benefits of heading to a Tesco supermarket over, say, a Tesco Express is that they will not only have bouquets of flowers available, but you may also be able to purchase outdoor flowers or even flowers that you stick in plant pots around your home.

Can You Buy Flowers Online From Tesco?

This is going to be dependent on where you are located.

Because any online order is going to be sent from your closest large Tesco supermarket, you will only be able to order the flowers that they have in stock (if they have any)

Thankfully, there isn’t really going to be any guesswork involved here. The Tesco website should be pretty clear about which flowers they have in stock.

If they do not have them in stock when the order is sent to you (this is sometimes the case), the Tesco staff will either find a replacement, or they will refund you for that part of the order.

What Type Of Flowers Does Tesco Sell?

It is always going to be dependent on the season, and whether there are any special events running. The most popular flowers sound by Tesco include:

  • Roses (mostly red and white)
  • Tulips
  • Carnations
  • Lilies
  • Chrysanthenums

As you can see, the flowers tend to be limited to ones that they are going to sell rather quickly. If you are looking for a huge selection of flowers (i.e. the flowers that are a bit more on the unique side of things), then you will probably want to go to a florist instead.

Tesco is a supermarket. As a supermarket, they are going to focus on the products that make them the most cash.

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Is It Worth Buying Flowers From Tesco?

There is nothing wrong with the flowers in Tesco. Tesco only purchases them from a couple of major plant wholesalers, and these are the same companies that are sending their flowers to florists all over the country.

Tesco will often get first pick on the flowers that they want to purchase too, which means that, if you pick them up early from Tesco, you may end up with a flower that is far better than your local florist.

That being said, you do have to remember that the people that work in Tesco are not plant experts. They are not going the extra length to try and ensure that the flowers remain in peak condition. This means that after a day or so on the shelves, the flowers can look a little bit sad.

There have been some cases where all of the flowers that Tesco has on display are just poor quality and you don’t really want to buy them. This happens during the latter part of the week when Tesco does not seem to be getting any restocks.

That being said, if you do buy the flowers as soon as they end up going on display in Tesco, then we don’t really think there is going to be a cheaper place where you can buy them from!

Final Word

Most Tesco stores in the United Kingdom will sell flowers. The larger the store, the greater the selection.

The low price of the flowers in Tesco means that a lot of people opt to pick them up from the store as opposed to going to the local florist.

However, do bear in mind that the flowers in Tesco tend not to be cared for all that well. This means that you need to inspect the flower before you buy it! 



Lindsey graduated with an MBA in 2009. Since then, Lindsey has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Lindsey is also the head writer and Co-founder of Lindsey is based in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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