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Store Hours
8:30 AM To 5:00 PM
8:30 AM To 5:00 PM
8:30 AM To 5:00 PM
8:30 AM To 5:00 PM
8:30 AM To 5:00 PM
8:30 AM To 4:00 PM

About the Company

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality flower arrangements and plants available. The same old-fashioned pride and caring that was present when Emil J. Nagengast began selling on this corner in 1910 is still present in the Nagengast Family. We strive to exceed your expectations by putting all efforts into providing you with the very best value in fresh, lasting flowers. We are committed to establishing a long-term, trusting relationship with our customers- one that lasts generations!

Our Guarantees to You

Freshness Guarantee

We back all of the selections in this catalog with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If for any reason, your order does not meet your expectations for freshness, we will be happy to replace it.

Delivery Guarantee

We guarantee prompt, courteous delivery of your order in the time-frame promised, as long as the recipient is available. All we ask is that you provide us with the correct address, zip code and phone number.

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Emil J. Nagengast Florist- Ontario Street

169 Ontario Street

Albany,NY 12206

Additional Information:

Emil J. Nagengast 169 Ontario Street Albany, NY 12206 (between Central and Washington)

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Sunday -closed To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your order at least 1 day prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Our shop will always be closed for delivery on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Society of American Florists Century Award

Each year the Society of American Florists recognized florists that celebrate 100 years in the floral industry. This year Emil J Nagengast Florist was given the Century Award in recognition of 100 years of outstanding service to the floral industry. We thank SAF for the honor and we thank our loyal customers who have invited us to share in their special days since 1910.

Contact Information

Emil J. Nagengast

169 Ontario Street

Albany, NY 12206

If you have any questions or need more information, please call us directly at:

(518)434-1125 - locally
(800)434-1125 - toll free

We're always here to serve you and make your flower-sending experience a pleasure. 

Emil J. Nagengast Florist
169 Ontario Street 
Albany, NY 12206 


To Ontario Street Shop:

From North: Take I-87 south to EXIT 1E, stay to the left for I-90 EAST.
Continue on I-90 3.5 miles to EXIT5, Everett Road. Take EXIT 5 and make a right at the end of the exit ramp. Take Everett Road .3 mile to Central Avenue. Make a left onto Central Avenue and follow 1 mile to Ontario Street. Make a right on Ontario Street and continue for .1 miles. Emil J Nagengast Florist will be on your right. We are number 169 Ontario Street.

From South and East: Take I-90 west to EXIT 5 Everett Road. Take EXIT 5 and make a left at the end of the ramp. Continue .4 miles to Central Avenue. Make a left on Central Avenue and follow 1 mile to Ontario Street. Make a right on Ontario Street and continue for .1 miles. Emil J Nagengast Florist will be on your right. We are number 169 Ontario Street.

From West: Take I-90 east to EXIT 5 Everett Road. Take EXIT 5 and make a right at the end of the ramp. Continue .3 miles to Central Avenue.
Make a left on Central Avenue and follow 1 mile to Ontario Street. Make a right on Ontario Street and continue for .1 miles. Emil J Nagengast Florist will be on your right. We are number 169 Ontario Street.


Areas Served

Our shop serves the following areas: Albany, Slingerlands, Rensselaer, Menands, Loudonville, Guilderland, East Greenbush, Watervliet, Colonie, Delmar, Glenmont, Newtonville, Elsmere and Ravena,NY

Daily deliveries to: Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Law School, Saint Rose College, SUNY, Albany Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital, Mercy Care, Theresian House, Daughter's of Sarah, Avila, State Office Buildings, Crossgates Mall, and the following funeral homes: Applebee, Cannon, Chicorelli, Frederick, Garland, Hans, Keenan, Lasak- Gigliotti, Levine, Lyons, Magin and Keegan, McVeigh, New Comer, Reilly, Rockefeller, Tebbutt, and Zwack.

Click here to see a google maps link to our store location.


We also deliver to the following facilities
Abbey Assisted Living Center Albany County Nursing Home
Albany Housing Authority Albany Medical Center
Albany Medical Ctr Albany Medical Ctr South
Applebee Funeral Home Inc Atria Crossgate
Atria Shaker Avila
AVillage Inc B'Nai B'Rith Parkview Apts
Benjamin M Sturges Funrl Home Beverwyck Retirement Community
Bishop Broderick Apartments Capital District Dso
Central Towers Chicorelli Funeral Home Inc
Child's Nursing Home Colonie Senior Service Centers
Creighton Storey Homes Cremation Funeral Service
Daniel Keenan Funeral Home Daughters Of Sarah Nursing Hm
De Marco-Stone Funeral Home DePaul Housing Management
Durant Funeral Home Inc Eden Park Nursing Home
Everly Cromwmell Community Ctr Good Samaritan Lutheran Health
Hans Funeral Home Hospital To Home
Julie Blair Nursing & Rehab Lasak & Gigliotti, Inc.
Levine Memorial Chapel Inc Loudonville Assisted Living
Magin and Keegan Funeral Home Marie-Rose Manor
Mary Villa Immaculate Mc Veigh Funeral Home Inc
McGinnis Women's Medical Care Nelson House
New Comer Funeral Home Nymed Inc
Our Lady Of Mercy Life Ctr Pelvic Health Center
Robinson Square Apartments Siena College Health Services
Sisters of Mercy St Margaret's Ctr
St Peter's Hospital St Vincent's Apartments
Tebbutt & Frederick Memorial H Tebbutt Funeral Home
Tebbutt Funeral Home Inc Teresian House
Terrace At Beverwyck Thurlow Terrace Apartments
VA Medical Center Villa Mary Immaculate
Westmere Home For Adults Westview Center
Zwack & Sons 

Weddings are a Specialty

Trust your important day to a florist that has been making dreams come true since 1910. Nothing predicts future success like past success; and Emil J. Nagengast Florist has been guiding brides to help them achieve their personal vision for nearly one hundred years. Whether your wedding style is classic or contemporary, our professional wedding designers will assist you every step of the way. Call for a consultation at 518.434.1125 or request an appointment online. Be sure to browse our inspirational photographs of flowers for the ceremony including bridal bouquets, bridesmaids bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. Visit our collection of flowers for the reception. Our centerpieces and cakes will inspire your imagination.

Custom Funeral Pieces

Emil J. Nagengast Florist specializes in custom funeral pieces. For five generations, the Nagengast family has personalized tributes to help achieve meaningful funerals. Distinctive sprays for the casket, baskets, sprays, crosses, wreaths, hearts, pillows and plants for the service and sympathy arrangements in baskets and vases for the home are all available online. Please call us with any questions you may have or to discuss how we may help you create a memorable tribute.

New York in Bloom

Emil J. Nagengast Florist contributed four designs to the Museum this year. Deb Dempsey, Pamela Nagengast , Susie Nagengast and Margie Amodeo designed pieces to complement the museum's exhibits. The Nagengast family is proud to continue supporting local programs that educate both children and adults about our precious and fragile environment and the fascinating history of New York State.

Capital District Garden & Flower Show

The Capital District Garden and Flower Show is an epic event each spring at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. Florists, gardeners, landscapers and vendors from the Northeast converge for a weekend to share green ideas and support the Wildwood Programs. This year we were pleased to participate once again. We were even rewarded a prize for our entry in the competition to create botanical shoes and a purse. Thanks to all the workers and volunteers that made the Show such a fabulous success!

Delivery Policy

We assure same day delivery for orders taken before 12:00 noon E.S.T.
Within Albany a delivery fee will be added to each order, for each address. (For deliveries outside our local area this fee may vary.) U.S. orders must be recieved before 12:00 noon in the recipient's time zone to assure same day delivery. Orders received after 12:00 noon in the recipient's time will be delivered the following day.

We will be happy to accept your international orders if you call our shop directly.

Payment Options

We accept the following payment methods:
American Express

Substitution Policy

Occasionally, substitutions may be necessary to create your bouquet due to the availability of certain flowers in various parts of the country. Care is taken to maintain the style, theme and color scheme of the arrangement, using flowers of equal value. Additionally, the substitution of certain keepsake items may be necessary due to increased demand, especially during major holidays. In single-flower arrangements, such as an all rose bouquet, or orchids, we will make every attempt to match the flower type, but may substitute with another color.