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5809 S. Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Store Hours
Sunday
Closed
Monday
8:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM To 1:00 PM

About the Company

Founded in 1932, Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts has one of the longest family floral legacies in the state. In 1990, the third generation of ownership began with Kent Whitnah. The family, along with co-owner Patty Wiggins, continues to carry on the tradition of reliable freshness and quality of all products, with two locations serving the Oklahoma City area and offering same day delivery. All of our deliveries are kept in our 7,000 cubic foot walk-in cooler to ensure the freshness and longevity of our flowers.

Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because every customer is important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.

Click here for the history of Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts and to learn more about our family-owned business.

Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts

5809 S Western Ave

Oklahoma City,OK 73109

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Store Hours:

Both of our stores are open on Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


We are closed on Sundays.


To help ensure on-time delivery during holiday seasons, place your order at least two (2) days prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.


Our stores will always be closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or need more information, please call us directly at 1-800-526-4852.

We are always here to serve you and make your gift-giving experience a pleasure.

 

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Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts – Main Store Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts – Earlywine Store
5809 S Western Ave 11904 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170
1-800-526-4852 or 405-634-3368 405-692-0369
Fax: 405-632-1308  
www.capitolhillflorist.com www.capitolhillfloristearlywine.com


Or Just Call:
405-FLOWERS
(405-356-9377)

 

Our Team

Specialty Services

We specialize in the following services:

Large inventory of fresh flowers

Green and blooming plants

Dish gardens

Contemporary and traditional hand-designed bouquets

Wedding florals

Funeral designs

Extensive gift lines

Gourmet and fruit baskets

 

Payment Options

We accept the following payment methods:

Visa

MasterCard

Discover/NOVUS

Carte Blanche

American Express

Cash

Check



Delivery Policy

Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts delivers fresh cut florals, plants, and gift items on Monday through Saturday.

Most orders for delivery in the Oklahoma City Metro Area that are received by 2:00 PM CST (12:00 PM on Saturdays) can be delivered SAME-DAY. This may depend on order volume for that day, and you will be contacted by phone if we are unable accommodate your delivery date/time request.

All other U.S. orders received by 10:00 AM in the recipient's time zone can be delivered the same day.

We will do our best to accommodate special delivery times but are unable to guarantee specific delivery windows on internet orders.

A local delivery fee of $15.95 applies to each order, for each address. For deliveries outside our local delivery area, this fee may vary.

We can accommodate the delivery of orders to most rural routes. You will be contacted by phone if we cannot accommodate a rural delivery request.

Deliveries can be made to cemeteries for funeral services only. We do not deliver to cemeteries for memorial tributes.

Please call us directly for international orders as we are unable to accept international orders over the Internet.


Directions

Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts - Main Store

5809 S Western Ave

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109

 

Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts - Earlywine Store

11904 S May Ave

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170

 

 

Areas Served

We deliver to the following areas in Oklahoma: Bethany, Blanchard, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Moore, Mustang, Newcastle, Nichols Hills, Norman, Oklahoma City, The Village, Tuttle, Valley Brook, Warr Acres, Westmoore, and Yukon.

 

We also serve the following facilities:

Apria Healthcare

Autumn Leaves Assisted Living Communities

Baptist Village Communities

Bellevue Health & Rehabilitation Center

Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home - Del City

Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home - Spencer

Bill Merritt Funeral Service

Candle Lake Senior Center

Canterbury Assisted Living Center

Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

Classen Senior Center

Cross Timbers Senior Mental Health

Crystal Place Assisted Living

Curahealth Oklahoma City

Dorset Place Senior Living

Epworth Villa

Fallon Mortuary Services Inc

Hahn-Cook/ Street & Draper Funeral Directors

HarborChase Of South Oklahoma City

Hefner Mansions Senior Independent Living

Hillcrest Senior Center

Howard Harris Funeral Services

INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Portland Avenue

INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital

INTEGRIS Community Hospitals

INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center

Lakeside Women’s Hospital

Legend At Rivendell Assisted Living

Legend At Rivendell Memory Care

Louis F. Danforth Senior Center

Mansion At Waterford Assisted Living

McBride Clinic

Mcbride Clinic Occupational Health

McBride Orthopedic Hospital

McBride Orthopedic Hospital Clinic

McKay Davis Funeral Home, Inc.

Meadowlakes Retirement Village

Memorial Park Cemetery

Memorial Park Funeral Home

Mercer-Adams Funeral Service

Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology

Mercy Clinic Orthopedic Surgery

Mercy Clinic Primary Care

Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital South

Midwest Rehab Medicine

Norman Regional Healthplex

Norman Regional Hospital

Norman Regional Moore

Northhaven Place Assisted Living Community

Northwest Nursing Center

Noval SeniorCare LLC

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital

Oklahoma City VA Medical Center

Oklahoma Heart Hospital North

Oklahoma Heart Hospital South

Oklahoma Kidney Stone Center

Oklahoma Spine Hospital

OU Health - University Of Oklahoma Medical Center

OU Physicians

Pollard Funeral Home Inc

Red Rock Behavioral Health Services - Jordan's Crossing

Reding Senior Center

Resthaven Funeral Home, Cemetery, and Cremation

Rolfe Funeral Home

Rose Hill Burial Park

Saint Ann Retirement Center

Saint Michael's Hospital

Shiloh Manor

Skyview Nursing Center

Smith & Kernke Funeral Homes & Crematory

Sommerset Neighborhood Assisted Living & Memory Care

South Pointe Rehabilitation and Care Center

Southwest Mansions Senior Independent Living

SSM Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony

SSM Health St. Anthony Healthplex

SSM Health St. Anthony South

St. Ann's Home/ Skilled Nursing & Therapy

St. Anthony Physicians Group Heart & Vascular

St. Anthony Hospital

Sunny Lane Cemetery

Sunny Lane Funeral Home

Superbia Retirement Village

Surgery Center Of Oklahoma

Susana Wesley Center at Epworth Villa

Temple & Sons Funeral Directors Inc

The Fountains At Canterbury

The Lakes Skilled Nursing, Therapy, and Long Term Care

The Wilshire Skilled Nursing & Therapy

Trinity Gardens/ Villa Isenbart

Urology Specialists Of Oklahoma

Valir PACE

Valir Rehabilitation Hospital

Village At Oakwood

Village On The Park Oklahoma City

Villagio Assisted Living & Memory Care

Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary South

Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary Southlakes

Walnut Gardens Apartments Ltd

Warr Acres Nursing Center

Wellington Parke Retirement Community

Wesley Village Retirement Community

Wickshire Senior Living

Will Rogers Courts

Wilson-Little Funeral Home Tri-City

Windsor Hills Nursing Center

Wyatt F. Jeltz Senior Citizens Center

 

 

 

Our History

Planting The Seeds

Founded in 1932 by Chester and Nell Whitnah, Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts has one of the longest family florist legacies in the state of Oklahoma. Chester began selling flowers out of his father Louis’ greenhouse in 1928. As demand grew, Chester built more greenhouses and a small sales room. In those days, the greenhouses were equipped with coal-burning stoves for heat and an icebox (that required a 100 lb block of ice every two days) for refrigeration. They began selling fresh-cut flowers in 1932. Chester had two acres under irrigation and they grew many of their own flowers.

 

Chester and Nell were an important part of so many families’ lives in Capitol Hill. Even during the difficult years of the Great Depression, flowers were a source of comfort and an expression of sympathy and joy. And, while World War II raged, they filled many orders from overseas servicemen who wanted to keep that connection at home. In 1947, Chester bought a “State of the Art!” electric floral refrigerator and moved into a new retail shop at 215 SW 33rd St - in the heart of Capitol Hill. Nell never met a stranger and was always ready to support a worthy cause. Her signature red hair became a trademark. She would always state that their business began by selling flowers “off of the back porch and out of the cellar.”

 

On June 26, 1929, Jack Whitnah was born - Chester and Nell’s only child. Jack literally grew up in the floral industry. He joined the 45th Infantry Band in 1948 and was activated to Korea in September of 1950. Upon his return to Oklahoma City in 1952, Jack went right back to work in the family business.

 

Cultivated With Love

The staying power of our company is rooted in the unique heritage that our 2nd generation of ownership possessed. Jack Whitnah met Burny Higdon at a florist convention in 1952. Burny’s family owned Higdon’s Florist and Greenhouses, the largest floral and greenhouse operation in the state at that time. Higdon’s began in 1927 on old Route 66 just West of May Avenue, in Oklahoma City.

 

Jack and Burny were married the next year - April 18, 1953. Burny brought with her the Higdon motto of “Many Hands Together And Soon The Work Is Done!” that quickly became a Whitnah creed. Jack and Burny began not only a marriage that lasted over 60 years, but also continued to build a business on what they knew best – FLOWERS!

Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts moved to 1433 SW 29th St in 1954. The leased space next to a TG&Y was much bigger and in a great location.

 

In 1964, ground was broken on a 5000 square foot floral shop located at 5809 S Western Ave - still known as our Main Store to this day. Nell had always been quoted in saying that at the time they built, there was “nothin’ but mud from here to Norman!”

 

From there, the Whitnah family grew the business in good times and survived the bad. And as their business grew, so did the family. Jack and Burny had 4 children: Nikki (1954), Dee Ann (1957), Ted (1960), and Kent (1966). After marriages, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, the total number of family members has reached 33! The whole family (including Burny’s sister, Char Higdon-Gulick) would pitch in and help during the biggest holidays. Whether it was design, delivery or just sweeping up, it was and still is a family affair.

 

 

Jack passed away on September 2, 2017. His obituary information can be found here.

Burny passed away on September 20, 2019. Her obituary information can be found here.

 

 The Blossoms Continue

The 3rd generation of ownership began in 1990. Kent Whitnah carries on the tradition of reliable freshness and quality of product, along with extraordinary customer service. 4th and 5th generation grandchildren have routinely worked their way through high school and college by pitching-in at the shop. Kent’s kids do too; Chet (1996), Shaley (1998), and Cooper (2004).

Kent is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma; BBA, MIS in 1988.

 

In 1994, the company acquired the local phone number 405-356-9377. This easy-to-remember phone number spells FLOWERS and has proved to be a very successful marketing tool.

 

In 2001, Kent partnered with a local wholesaler to ensure consistent delivery of fresh floral product. Over 95% of Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts' flowers are shipped “cold chain”. That is, they are kept in a climate-controlled environment throughout the shipping process from the farm. This climate control is the single most important post-harvest procedure to ensure freshness and increased longevity of cut flowers.

 

In 2005, we built a new 7000 cubic foot walk-in cooler - possibly the largest cooler for a retail florist in the state. All of our flowers and orders are kept at 34 degrees until they are ready for delivery. We are proud to offer same-day delivery anywhere in Oklahoma City Metro Area. We typically accept delivery orders up until 2:00 PM. We believe that this is the latest cutoff of for any florist in OKC.

 

 

 

We Are Growing

In 2009, we opened a second location about 5 miles South of the Main Store. The shop is located at 11904 S May Ave, across from the Earlywine Park, and specializes not only in floral arrangements but also has an extensive line of gift items. The new store is thriving and is filling a much-needed niche in the growing Westmoore area.

 

It Takes A Village

While the Whitnah Family has persevered over the past 90 years, we know that the success of our company is a direct reflection of the effort, skill, and dedication of our current and past employees - as well as the brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren that help out during the holidays.

 

Our Manager, Patty Wiggins, has been working at Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts since 1994. She has been instrumental in our growth and is primarily responsible for the day-to-day activities at our two locations. Patty and the entire staff are an extended family of well-trained professionals with over 150+ years of experience in the floral industry. In 2016, Kent was very pleased to have Patty join him as a Co-Owner of the company.

 

In 2020, Chet graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology. He is now working full-time as the Marketing Coordinator of Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts and has become a "jack" of all trades by learning many facets of the floral industry from delivery to design and everything in between.

 

Awards And Memberships

Teleflora Member Since 1965 – Top 100 Teleflora Florist Nationwide

F.T.D. Member from 1952 to 2003 - 51 Years

TeamFloral Member Since 2009

Society of American Florists

Oklahoma State Florist Association

Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

 

We have won or placed in the Top 5 of the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Florist in:

The Daily Oklahoman

The Oklahoma Gazette

The El Nacional

The Moore Monthly

The El Latino Newspapers

 

Kent and Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts are proud supporters of OU Athletics and have been continual members and contributors to The Sooner Club since 1992.

 

In 2032, we will celebrate our 100th Anniversary.