Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes was founded in 1986 as a small, local flower shop at 6980 Beneva Road by Arthur Conforti Sr., and his family. When Conforti retired in 1992, his son, Art, took over the family business and has since grown the small shop into one of the largest and most respected independent flower shops in the nation. Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes was purchased in late 2015 by a lovely couple from Chicago, David and Shannon Shuel, who are excited to continue its legacy of making life’s occasions truly special. The Shuels have an aggressive growth plan. They are growing internally by adding complimenting divisions such as Beneva Plantscapes. Beneva Plantscapes is a full service plant rental, sales and maintenance company servicing residential, commercial, and retail buyers. They also plan to acquire additional shops to grow their geography.
Through years of hard work, high energy, acute attention to detail, and an unwavering focus on customer service, Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes knows that their loyal customers are the key to success, and are proud to have been named Sarasota’s #1 Readers Choice from the readers of the Herald Tribune florist for 18 consecutive years! For the first time, Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes has also been named #1 among Manatee readers as well.
Serving the customer has been the number one priority of Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes since their first day in business. They have been open every single day since, and take pride in their YES WE CAN commitment – a pledge that empowers employees to create an exceptional retail experience for each and every customer.
Their motto of “Exceeding Your Expectations” takes on a special meaning to Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes employees, it is a commitment to care for and honor the trust of every customer by providing personalized service and building long-lasting relationships.
With the ever-changing advancements in technology, Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes remains a pioneer in the industry by staying at the forefront, and constantly looks for new ways to innovate in order to provide better service and more convenience for their customers.
Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes also strives to serve customers’ needs and desires in more traditional ways. In addition to answering phones around-the-clock and providing 24-hour delivery service, Beneva Flowers is the only florist in the Sarasota area with its own wholesale importing division, allowing for the ability to buy long-lasting affordable flowers from all points of the globe.
Coinciding with their focus on customer service, Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes also strives to provide only top- quality flowers and gifts for their customers. In addition to the hand-selected, highest grade flowers in the industry, Beneva Flowers also partners with high-end manufacturers like Lenox, Murano, and Spode, along with specialized boutique outlets to provide unique and exclusive gift items for a true one-stop shopping experience.
Despite their worldwide reach and constant growth, Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes still remains a family-owned local shop with a great deal of pride in the community by giving back to local charitable organizations through its Helping Hands program.
Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes also serves as the house florist of the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, along with the Longboat Key Club, The Ringling, Hyatt Siesta Key and other venerable institutions in the Sarasota area.
From around town to around the world, Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes is proud to serve all of their customers and is honored to be selected, once again, as Sarasota’s and now Manatee’s #1 Florist.