Nashville Florists | About ILEX for Flowers


It was over 20 years ago that Ilex got its start, thanks to the unrivaled creative talent of Joe Smith. Joe brought with him unmistakable vision and taste, an intuition for future trends in the Nashville floral industry, and over 50 years of experience. Through Ilex, he brought Nashville custom-made flower arrangements using the highest quality flowers shipped in from all over the world.Ilex For Flowers

Flowers are known for their resilient nature, and we like to think that our own setbacks—from the destruction of our Belle Meade location in the flood of 2010 to the great losses of our floral designer Ken Scott and, of course, our beloved Joe Smith—have strengthened our roots.

In August 2012, Dwayne Johnson purchased Ilex and relocated to the Gulch area. Since then we’ve been blooming with business, thanks to the continued support of our amazing customers. Our Nashville florists remain committed to offering the wonderful people of Nashville a custom, premium product, innovative design standards, and outstanding customer service.


Each member of our amazing Nashville floral staff brings something fresh to the table. Each designer is gifted not only with enlightened taste, but also with the ability to listen to our clients and translate their vision into the perfect floral creation. We enjoy handcrafted design that focuses on the simple color and texture of beautiful flowers, believing that subtle touches often speak volumes.

Whether we are designing a large-scale celebration or a daily arrangement, we take a delicate, custom approach, infusing our client’s taste into each project. Our trusted and spirited work wildly reinvents any event, mood, space, or moment and is used by some of the most talented event and wedding coordinators in the area.