Martin Luther King Day
January 18 Monday
7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Chinese New Year
February 12 Friday
7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Valentine's Week Hours
Friday February 12
7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday February 13
7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday February 14
7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday February 15
7:00 am to 12:00 noon
"Flower Designs with the Environment in Mind"
We take pride in creating interesting flower designs with a consciousness of environmental friendly products and materials. Since our opening in the early 1980's we made it a point that everything we do reflects on our image of keeping the environment clean and healthy. We utilize glass, bio-plastics, and recycled and recyclable materials. Our cut flowers are sourced from growers that use chemicals that do not have harsh effects on our earth. We avoid growers that use organophosphates, lead arsenic, DDT and chemicals that can cause dangerous residues and ultimately have a negative effect on wildlife and us.
When we opened in the early 1980's nobody knew what a rainforest was, yet alone why we chose that name for a flower shop. The idea is that we are a sustainable entity that is constantly evolving and getting better and better. Today words like organic, sustainable, recyclable, is well known. Back in the 1980's green was just a color. We've come a long way. But we still have so much to show, get people involved and participate in keeping our environment well and on going.
Our tropical arrangements incorporate many unique and novel flower and foliage varieties. many exclusive to Rainforest and can only be seen in a Rainforest arrangement. Tropical flowers tend to last longer and provide the best of what Hawaii has to offer. Our tropical arrangements incorporate unique vases with foliage lining, interesting and refreshing design styles and a look that is distinctly Rainforest. Request upright or centerpiece.
Our mainland arrangements are made with seasonal and unique flowers. We avoid carnations, pompoms, baby's breath, and are made with the most interesting varieties available. We like unique fillers, hydrangeas, garden and Ecuadorian roses, and for higher prices, incorporate peonies, flowering branches, etc. Selection varies seasonally and during the week. We usually like to arrange them in a vase but we can also make these centerpiece style incorporating a lower profile look. Specify pastel, bright, dark mixed monochrome or other specifics
The term Modern is a vague term as it combines both mainland and local tropical flowers. Often combined in unique formats and containers, clear glass cubes or cylinders lined with interesting foliage and materials. We can combine some plant materials, succulents and air plants are favorites as are pods, branches and sticks, etc. To make these pieces require a little more time and planning and unless we have some already on hand, it is best pre-ordered at least a day in advance.
Our Specialty arrangements vary seasonally and by occasion.
Anniversary arrangements should be considered but try to be different, red roses can be received during Valentine's day, make the Anniversary a bit more special and unique. Her favorite color, the colors from the wedding. Do you remember what it was? It was very important to her. Perhaps an arrangement based on her birth sign. Inquire and make a decision.
Specialty also covers flowers for a 25th/Silver Anniversary, or 50th/Golden Anniversary. The celebration of a special birthday (i.e Yakudoshi) are examples of Specialty arrangements. Inquire by email for suggestions or ideas. Please provide adequate time for inquiries as we may not be able to respond for a same day order request. Asian themed arrangements also fall under this heading style.
Due to the COVID lockdowns this past year we will be experiencing low production of flowering phalaenopsis orchids during most of 2021. This is unfortunate as this is our most popular plant arrangement item. With poor management of government and loss of airlines from Asia *(the largest growing areas come from Taiwan and other Asian countries) only now are we able to start growing tiny seedlings into matrure blooming plants. The process requires about 14 months to achieve our best size and flowering capacity. We will be offering other orchids as they become available. Meanwhile stay tuned for our latest offerings and selections.
We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. We hope that there are no future lockdowns as this will cause additional delays and production delays
Event flowers are flowers that serve a specific purpose. May it be just for the day or to fulfill an atmosphere for a special mood. Wedding flowers, a display for a booth, pairing colors to match a brand, a grand opening, or even a bereavement for some loved one. Flowers vary and may be whimsical, garden or even ikebana form. Inquire what your specific needs are and we will try to come up with something. If you're inquiring, please email us with as much detail as possible and we should be able to respond with an affirmitive response during business hours. email directly to:
In addition to sanitizing sprays, disinfectants, and wipes. We incorporate other measures where sanitation wipes and cleaning alone cannot effectively control the spread of COVID19
For the virus that are not on a surface, we incorporate other measures.
At night we turn on a UV Ozone sterilizer that effectively kills every air born particle including the COVID19 virus.
For areas where we cannot use a disinfectant spray, we have high tech UV wands to go into places that are otherwise difficult without harming the products we sell. In between customer handling of flowers, we wave a UV wand to kill particles on flowers, enclosure cards, etc.
Rainforest has 3 HEPA air filters that are always running to clean the air in our store. We use air purifiers that help remove particles in the air. Some have ionizers incorporated and other use UV light to sterilize collected particles that are filtered within.
For customer and employee safety, customers will be required to wear a face mask during entry into the store. We will require customers to maintain 6 ft social distancing as well. No more than 3 customers inside store at one time to maintain social distancing standards. Mahalo for your continued compliance and understanding during this time.
To ease store congestion, we advise that if you require a specific arrangement item that you PRE-ORDER this so you can safely come in and leave without any risks in having to wait and be exposed to others that may stop by. We will maintain cleanliness by wiping down refrigerator door handles, door handles, pens, charge card machines etc. during or just after your exit. This is not to imply that you are a carrier but rather to protect you as best as we can. We maintain the integrity that everyone is a potential carrier and take precautions for every person that enters the store. We see so much cases due to the very relaxed attitude of our front line responders - this is not the case with us here at the store. Vases are wiped down, every items that someone may handle are frequently wiped down regularly with a disinfectant regularly. Please excuse us if you pick up a vase and it may smell like bleach or an alcohol scent as we want to ensure your safety at all times while in our store.
Mahalo for your understanding
For weddings and Funeral requests, we would prefer that we transpire all inquiries through email to prevent any face to face contact. We can process the entire by email and phone conversation as needed.
We can provide images as needed or you can provide images of things you have seen or desire by email. Please write subject line Funeral, Wedding, or event and date needed.
When placing orders for ship out, please be aware that FedEx no longer delivers to gated communities or houses anymore. With the new update FedEx has implemented, gated communities and houses will now have to pick up packages from there closest FedEx pick up station. I know this can be a problem, so keep that in mind if your planning to have us ship lei's or cut flowers to someone. You may want to send to an alternate work or relative to get the lei's or cut flowers where they need to be on time. We will ship flowers only through Wednesday for an earlier arrival before Mother's Day for mainland destinations. We do not want to encounter any delays due to COVID delays and it's best that they arrive earlier than later.
We try and maintain a variety of small pieces on hand for walk ins without notice. But should you require something very early or near closing it is highly suggested that you pre-order something to be sure we have them waiting for you. A minimum of $100 is required for this otherwise, first come first served for pre-made arrangements on h
We try and maintain a variety of small pieces on hand for walk ins without notice. But should you require something very early or near closing it is highly suggested that you pre-order something to be sure we have them waiting for you. A minimum of $100 is required for this otherwise, first come first served for pre-made arrangements on hand. We try to maintain a good supply of smaller and few larger pieces for un-ordered walk in arrangements.
We suggest you pick up flowers at this point as we are only using a courier service and their rates are higher than ours. Please inform us if you're planning to wait until a few minutes before closing to come in. If we do not get any activity in the last two hours, we may decide to close earlier like 15 minutes earlier.
Arrangement pricing for delivery is $100 arrangement + $35 delivery charge up. Delivery fee may be slightly higher depending on distance and time.
Taking orders for Saturday December 26 onwards
Please note New Year's Holiday hours above.
The cost of delivery varies with time, day and distance. The base delivery charge for a single run delivery is $35-50. During any flower Holiday period. Delivery may cost as high as $50-75 depending on time and labor involved. For the most part this delivery is intended to get from store to individual. This basic fee is intended to be within the 8:30 am to 1:30 pm range. The charge does not include "on demand" service. Cannot accept same day turn around orders at this time.
Delivery charges will vary depending on distance and area.
Deliveries vary based on time, distance and difficulty. For the most part if an order is placed early and is within the greater Honolulu district we will include it in our general delivery fee of $35- up(first run - morning). For late orders or when we have to deliver a single item in one run, the delivery fee will generally be greater. Residential deliveries are generally higher unless the recipient has a receiving desk or an area where it can be received even when the recipient is not home. Gated residences are generally higher from $50-75 and up. Best way to avoid higher fees ORDER EARLY IN ADVANCE.
VIP delivery is a delivery that usually is intended for same day delivery that the order was placed. We normally charge a higher delivery fee for VIP delivery than standard delivery. Delivery rates vary additionally from $35-50 and up depending on the time of day. Please order items for this day ahead of time. Please note that arrangements placed even for same day must wait list with other arrangements that were placed prior to this.
If a delivery is requested for a special time. This is where a "Delivery on Demand" is required. This service is only available if the complete order is on hand and all actions required to make and execute order is available and ready. Additional fees may vary from $50-100 additional. Higher if order comes in after 1:30 pm.
***helpful cost saving hint*** Order in advance, plan ahead. For those calling in from anywhere else than Hawaii, we are in the last time zone, What's up with that?
Sometimes flowers need to be accompanied with a gift, a bottle of wine, champagne. If you need this service. We charge a $25 shopper fee for one of our staff to go shopping for you. Higher for same day shopping. Or if you need a gift, package or anything to accompany the flowers, there will be an extra charge added to the delivery charge. For the most part it is about $10 additional per item. We do not charge extra if you want to bring in your own card for the arrangement. Also note that if your destination is a hotel, the hotel itself will charge additional for every item that you want delivered.It's about $5 per item + $5 for the arrangement.
Deliveries for Sundays and Holidays is usually $25 additionally over the standard delivery rate. Minimum of $60 per run. Early and late deliveries will be slightly higher. These orders must be scheduled in advance so we can secure and guarantee delivery. Please order in advance for best availability and service. We do not have design staff on Sundays and special requests needs to be ordered and prepared prior to Sunday's delivery.
For fastest response please email all information in the order form. Email is best for any inquiries. Please be as SPECIFIC as possible when emailing an inquiry. Please email all order form information to:
Please see above for events and special dates for changes in our regular store hours. Emailing us will also give you these special hours if there are any
We also have a selection at the store during normal business hours.
Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm Saturday 7 am to noon
Closed on Sundays.
If you require specific information, emailing us is best. Otherwise please call/email ahead to schedule an appointment for someone to assist you in your needs. Please note we may not be able to assist you walking in during the busiest flower holidays of the year. (Mother's Day, Valentines, Christmas, Etc.) so please make an appointment 1st!
The name Rainforest was chosen for its reminiscent of the rain forest where life cycles and recycles. What a marvelous plan to create such a business that can mimic that same principle. Thus the name Rainforest was chosen. We have since embodied our philosophy with ethical growing of plants that do not use excessive chemicals (which also harm our wildlife) or employed by child laborers (you’d be surprised what you may buy from your grocery store comes from regions of highest child labor infractions) or enslaves indigenous peoples or reducing their agricultural lands to fill quotas required by mega wholesalers, distributors, brokerage houses.
We borrow ideas of many indigenous lands where people have worked with their ecology, living as partners for life. We also strive for this partnership in the way we do our business.
One of our main goals is to enrich the heritage culture of our ancestors in today’s hectic lifestyle. Whether you’re Asian, European, Polynesian, African, etc, a collective philosophy of giving back to nature, “take the best of life and always pass that along,” ideal is what we try to evoke in everything we do.
Flowers is such an enriching and endearing aspect of our culture. It should be done with finesse and license to awaken our spirits, our minds and our hearts. If these goals are not achieved, then the art of flower design has nothing to offer. We always look ahead, never going back. The art of flower design goes back many centuries. Simply it is a way to express oneself using flowers as the media. The idea is simple, but what it achieves cannot be replaced with any other media that can have such a profound effect on us. Like a rain forest, we are also evolving foward.
Our website itself is an evolving process. We incorporate zodiac signs in our use of flowers and numbers. Flower selections in our arrangements evolve around our strong involvement with horoscope and astrological influences. We are also governed by the sun, moon and its relationship with Earth. We follow numerological and base our philosophies on Feng Shui and other ancient practices. We would like to keep this rhythm in motion in everything we do. Much thought goes into the making of an arrangement at Rainforest.
For customer and employee safety, customers will be required to wear masks during entry into the store. We will require customers to maintain 6 ft social distancing as well. No more than 3 customers inside store at one time to maintain social distancing standards. Mahalo for your continued patronage.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we adopt new COVID19 safety measures and precautions. Please bear with us as we practice these safety guidelines and precautions as we try to keep everyone safe and healthy.
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