This flower store provides the city of Alameda with a wide selection of flowers. They are opened Monday through Saturday 9AM to 5PM and closed on Sundays. John S Towata Flowers is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Alameda and is just a mere couple blocks from Alameda High School. This place is popular with high school kids who need flowers for prom.
I found the manager of the store very friendly and knowledgable, but his services very expensive.
My friends and I came here primarily to buy corsages and boutonnieres for prom. The selection was fairly good, but was very expensive. I bought a simple rose boutonniere, which was about 9 dollars. Upon receiving the boutonniere on prom night, the quality of the boutonniere was mediocre. The flower used was old because the rose petals were not tight/taut, but very loose.
John S Towata Flowers is one of the few florists in Alameda. I wouldn't recommend them personally if you are looking for a corsage or a boutonniere, based on my experience; however, buying simple bouquets or floral arrangements should be OK. Just be careful and check if the flowers are OK with you.