At Sassafras we are dedicated to helping our clients create the most beautiful and memorable moments. Whether it is presenting a beautiful gift or arrangement to someone special or creating spectacular flowers for a wedding or event – we strive to make each moment truly unforgettable. At Sassafras everything is distinctive, unique, and of the highest quality. Our beautiful curated boutique is brimming with unique floral designs and uncommon gifts for all ages and occasions. We thoroughly enjoy helping our guests chose the perfect gift, accessory or item for the home. Visit our boutique at 1657 East Avenue in Rochester, NY to see our latest seasonal floral and gift offerings.

Floral Designer/Owner of Sassafras Flowers and Gifts

Maura Harrison, owner and founder, has loved flowers from a very young age. After growing up in the flower city of Rochester, NY she attended the Floral School in Boston, Massachusetts where she realized that her passion for flowers would evolve into her career. A move to Washington, DC gave her the opportunity to become a Floral Designer and Manager of a successful flower shop in Old Towne Alexandria, Virginia. Returning to Rochester in 2001 Maura opened Sassafras Flowers on Elton Street. This vibrant loft-space became her design studio where she spent years building a loyal clientele. Her dream of owning a floral boutique was realized. Several years later she moved to a newly renovated 5000 square ft building located at 1657 East Avenue in Rochester, the current home to the Sassafras Flowers and Gift boutique.

Maura has appeared on camera and in print:
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester Magazine
WHAM 13 Morning Show
Well Wed Magazine
Better Homes of Rochester Book
Rochester Business Journal

Her work and ideas are featured on blogs such as Ruffled, Hundred Layer Cake,
Well Wed and Mary Dougherty.