Our Roots Run Deep...
Sending Beautiful Flowers Worldwide begins here in the Fox Valley. We can’t claim a corner on the market anywhere else, if we can’t deliver the goods to our own back yard. Memorial Florists business philosophy is summarized in our mission statement:
To deliver the freshest and highest quality flowers, plants and gifts accessories, while providing the utmost in customer service.
Flowers send feelings. Each customer has a specific and unique need. It may be Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, but no two Valentines and no two Mothers are alike. Since 1923, and with the transfer of leadership through four generations of the Aykens family, Memorial Florists and Greenhouses has provided personal service and a keen attention to detail with every order.
For over 25 years, Memorial Florists & Greenhouses has been honored to be in the top 250 florists among 28,000 nationally.
1927 – Richard Aykens Started Sunny Side Floral on Wisconsin Ave.
1930 – Sunnyside Floral was moved to across the newly erected Memorial Drive bridge to its current location and renames Memorial Drive Florist
1936 – Harold R. Aykens took over ownership.
1969 – Thomas H Aykens took over ownership.
1975 – Memorial Drive Florist erected its new building on the current site and changed its name to Memorial Florists & Greenhouses, Inc. (MFG)
1975 – Memorial Florists purchased Kraemer Greenhouse in Neenah, WI.
1976 – H&A Wholesale opened allowing Memorial Florists to buy hard goods and cut flowers globally.
1977 – Interior Plantscape of Wisconsin (IPW) was established, leasing and maintaining plants in office buildings, hospitals, restaurants and schools.
1980’s – MFG grew to 7 locations including Valley Fair Mall, Fox River Mall, Northland Mall, City Center Appleton, Main St. Neenah Wisconsin and its Headquarters on Memorial Dr.
2001 – MFG closed their Neenah location and replaced the greenhouses with a state of the art Growing Facility at its 2320 S Memorial Dr location.
2002 – Memorial Florists 2320 S Memorial Dr location suffers a devastating fire. Total loss of 2.2 million dollars. No orders were lost and MFG opened up the day after operating out of the Wholesale building and Corporate offices that did not suffer any damage. Days later Retail operations were temporally relocated to Valley Fair mall.
2003 – Memorial Florists Celebrates it Grand Re opening 9 months after a fire burned the 2320 S Memorial Dr locations down.
2007 – Memorial Florists Opens a new Location on Commercial St in Neenah next to Kessler Funeral Home
2008 – Robert T. Aykens and Mary Aykens-Jurgella the Fourth Generation of Memorial Florists and Greenhouse’s, take over ownership.
2015 – Memorial Florists moves Neenah Location from Commercial St to the Downtown Neenah.