Jim and Tim Ludwig

President Tim Ludwig, son of Jim and Linda, grew up in the floral business, working part-time in the shop through his high school and college years. He joined the company full-time in 2009, after graduation from the University of Dayton.

Our Hours

We're currently open.
Monday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 2:30 pm

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We are not happy unless our customers are happy!

If you are in any way dissatisfied with our product or service, please let us know within 24 hours, or as soon as possible. We will do our best to correct the problem by replacing or exchanging the product, or adjusting or refunding your purchase price.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Jim Ludwig’s Blumengarten is to provide a quality floral product at a fair price, to serve all with whom we come in contact, and do all to the glory of God.

Our History

The Ludwig family was in the flower business as far back as the late 1800’s when E.C. Ludwig (Tim’s great-great-grandfather) had a flower stall in the Market House in Allegheny, PA (Now Pittsburgh’s North Side.)

E C Ludwig Flowers, Allegheny Market House, 1895

Our founder, Ed Ludwig, established Ed Ludwig Flowers in 1929, as one of the first tenants in the new Koppers Building in downtown Pittsburgh. (Ed’s brother, Deforest, had been a charter member of FTD.) Ed served as FTD president in 1955.

Ed’s son, Jim Ludwig Sr., joined him in the business in 1947, and our business name was changed to Ed and Jim Ludwig Flowers. Over the years, Jim served as regional director of FTD and president of Interflora.

Four generations of Ludwigs

Jim, Jr. joined the company in 1975. Over the next years, the business expanded into the North Hills of Pittsburgh, first to the McKnight-Seibert Shopping Center, and then into Northway Mall. We became known as Jim Ludwig’s Blumengarten.

In 1990, we purchased our current building in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. It was originally intended to be a centralized hub and offices for our other stores. However, during the ’90’s we found that the economy of one centralized location suited the logistics of the flower business quite well. After 70 years downtown, we moved out of the Koppers Building, and we now have only this one location.

Blumengarten Florist storefront

Our Strip District store puts us in a unique position to serve our customers. The Strip District is centrally positioned for city-wide delivery. We are located close to floral wholesalers and suppliers, and can often fulfill the special requests of our customers on short notice. Low overhead and large warehouse space in our current building allows us to provide value pricing in all our products. We have adequate space and large walk-in coolers to accommodate flowers for any holiday or large special event.

Bob and Jim Ludwig

In 2006, we were fortunate to have Bob Ludwig join our team. (Bob is a distant cousin of Jim, as their grandfathers were first cousins.) Members of Bob’s family were florists on Pittsburgh’s North Side since the 1880’s. In September of 2006, Bob closed Ludwig Floral Company on East Ohio Street, and joined our company. He brings with him 50 years of floral experience.

Our friendly staff looks forward to hearing from you and serving you!