Upcoming Events

Flower Holidays and Special Hours are posted here


Father's Day is June 17

We are closed Sunday

Please consider something earlier for that day

Also remembrance with flowers in his memory 


Graduation Leis/Lei Shipping to the Mainland

This year due to unforeseen weather conditions, floods and volcanic activity, leis will be very limited and make it difficult to place orders for. We ask that you be patient with us as we try to provide the best leis possible. Advanced orders will not be accepted  as we do not know the future climate conditions from week to week. 



Fourth of July 

Tuesday July 3rd hours: 7:00 am to 12 noon

Wednesday July 4th  C L O S E D

Weather vs Availability

Please note that 2018 has been a weather-poor year to date. Colder climates, extended rainfall and low light conditions combine for unfavorable flower production. With recent volcanic activity on the Big Island many cut products have become limited and roads cutting off access due to lava flows and cracks in roads and fields. Everything is limited so we do suggest that you will accept our judgement of creating an arrangement for you using the freshest and most interesting materials. 

Pick-ups & Deliveries

Pick ups

Please call in advance or early for pick up orders. We will try to accommodate your request if given sufficient time and we have them in stock

$50 arrangement minimum, other orders as determined by designer We do make items for less, please stop in early for best selection.  Please stop in early for best selection should you just want something simple and small.

Deliveries

You may place an order for delivery. 

Delivery Price Minimums:

$100 minimum arrangement order plus $25 delivery fee +

 Enjoy special pricing on peony mixed arrangements while supplies lasts. 

Rainforest by Design

Tropical

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.

Mainland Vase Mixed

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  

Modern

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 foliages 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. 

Specialty

Our Specialty arrangements vary seasonally and by occasion. 

Memorial Day is May 28. We get orders for family members who have passed and celebrated annually, some arrangements are for gravesite, others for the home next to a photograph. Whichever you choose, please order in advance so we can accommodate your whims and requests. 

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.

Potted Live Orchids

Our potted orchids are one of our most popular items for almost any occasion. They are long lasting, easily cared for arrangements. They come with instructions for care and are potted in such a way that it can withstand neglect and over attentiveness. Our stock and selection varies, our best selection is earlier in the week and we might even be able to make specific requests providing we have enough stock on hand. For deliveries, we suggest a 2-3 plant per pot minimum. We strive to send out plants with the most budded materials possible so the delivered piece may appear few flowered, what ensues and unfolds is a long lasting memorable display that will provide much thanks from the recipients over time. Normal life is about 3 months with adequate care

Event

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:

rainforesthawaii@gmail.com 

Delivery Charges

Delivery is an additional service charge

The cost of delivery varies with time, day and distance. The base delivery charge for a single run delivery is $25. 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 incude "on demand" service. For a same day delivery inclusion, all complete orders must be in line no later than by 8:30 am. Any same day deliveries coming in after this time will be subject to a VIP delivery fee for same day delivery. 

Delivery Distances

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 $25. For late orders or when we have to deliver a single item in one run, the delivery fee will generally be greater. 


VIP Delivery

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 $25 and up. Please note that arrangements placed even for same day must wait list with other arrangements that were placed prior to this. Depending on the day, we may offer a VIP Designer Charge. Which means that you may need to spend a higher arrangement amount than the usual standard for delivery to "cut" in line. This service is not available on days such as Valentine's Day. 

Delivery on Demand

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 $10 to $25 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?

Amenities

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. 

Sunday and Holiday Delivery

Deliveries for Sundays and Holidays is usually $25 additionally over the standard delivery rate. Minimum of $50 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.

Ordering Flowers for a Delivery

Order Form

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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:

rainforesthawaii@gmail.com  

Mahalo!

Hours

Mon

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sun

Closed

King Kamehameha Day 

June 11

7:00 am to 12:00 noon


Fourth of July

Special Hours

July 3rd 7 am to 12 noon

July 4th C L O S E D

Our Location

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. 7am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sundays.

Rainforest

1016 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, United States

(808) 738-0999

About Us

What is Rainforest

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.


Rainforest, the Store

  1. Prompt service, helpful staff. We get it. You need to get in, get your stuff and then get back on the road. We provide complimentary flower trays to support safe transport of your arrangements and small plants.  If you’re bringing in your own vases to have filled, please note that arranging flowers is not part of the cut flower price tag.
  2. We strive to maintain a fresh inventory of flower arrangements ready for you. We welcome advanced orders ($50 minimum please) and will have them ready for you to pick up, already boxed in a safely design tray or box composed from recycled boxes, packing media, etc. Otherwise you may stop in and see what is available on a first come first served basis.
  3. When you arrive at Rainforest. We know that you are here because you are looking for something extra special and unique. While we can make an arrangement for a baby boy new arrival, we would  prefer that you pre-order these as they will not be part of our standard inventory for something with blue flowers.
  4. We are thoughtful in making sure what you buy is environmentally correct. Our arrangement trays are made from recycled boxes, our leis are wrapped in ti leaves. Even a single rose is individually or group wrapped in ti leaves! Otherwise flowers are wrapped in recycled white paper.
  5. Enclosure cards and envelopes are complimentary with minimum purchase. We also provide water tubes, cotton water packs, flower food when you purchase flowers that require these. These items are complimentary when they are self served. They are located on your way out.
  6. We accept all major credit cards and cash. However, we do not accept checks unless approved or on account. 

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