Mrs. DeHaven's Flower Shop, one of Tulsa's oldest and finest businesses, began in 1905. What is now the thriving metropolis of Tulsa was just a pioneer settlement in Indian Territory, 1905. The shop was established by Mrs. Josephine DeHaven, who came to Tulsa along with her husband from Fort Wayne, Indiana. They built their first greenhouse to grow flowers in 1905, and those flowers were sold in the Shackles Drug Store. Soon the fresh cut flower business grew, and Mrs. DeHaven opened a "Flower Room" at Miss Jackson's fine dress shop.
As with all progressive businesses, there was growth, and after five relocations, Mrs. DeHaven's took root at its present site at 15th and Boston.
While traveling to a floral convention in Atlanta, Mrs. DeHaven was the unfortunate victim of an automobile accident in Tupelo, Mississippi. It was then that ownership of the business changed hands. Mrs. Trula Austin, who had worked for Mrs. DeHaven since the age of 16 was named proprietor. Until her death in 1978, Mrs. Austin carried on the fine standards and policies of business that customers of DeHaven's Flowers had come to enjoy.
The current designer staff at Mrs. DeHaven's has over 100 years of accumulated floral experience. They have the artistic design, as well as the horticultural expertise to support any function, from prom night corsages to the largest of weddings! So when you think of flowers, remember the vast wealth of artistry, integrity and quality that goes into every DeHaven arrangement.
With our roots in the past and our eyes on the future, Tulsa has no equal in floral design.