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410 Bridge Ave
Albert Lea, MN 56007

About Us

Sterling, The Drugstore with More, welcomes you to its Floral Department, a unique feature of our Albert Lea location.

Since 1962, Sterling has proudly served the Albert Lea-Freeborn County area. In 2013, Sterling relocated to its present location, formerly the site of Ben’s Floral and Frame Designs. We are proud to continue the fine tradition of Ben’s Floral, creating and delivering unique and beautiful floral arrangements for all occasions. Our staff is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by the friendly and prompt service Sterling is known for.

Our flower cooler is filled with a wide selection of fresh flowers and unique arrangements designed with flowers that arrive daily. We also offer green and blooming plants, which fill our sun-filled solarium year-round.

We are centrally located in Albert Lea, only four blocks from the Albert Lea Medical Center-Mayo Health Systems. Our beautifully landscaped building is on picturesque Fountain Lake, across from New Denmark Park.

As a part of Astrup Drug, Inc., Sterling Albert Lea is your local pharmacy. We are proud to offer personable, dedicated service to help you with all of your prescription and overt-the-counter medication needs.  Stop-by today to visit our pharmacy, browse our wonderful floral department, and to view our great selection of gifts and home décor creatively displayed to inspire you.

Visit us and you will understand what makes us an Albert Lea destination.

Ben's Floral & Frame Designs

410 Bridge Ave

Albert Lea, MN 56007

Store Hours:*

*Our shop is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday & from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
We are closed on Sundays except for the first Sunday following Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and when Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday or a Monday.
To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your order at least 24 hours 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.

Payment Options

We accept the following payment methods:
American Express
Phone In Payment

Areas Served

Albert Lea Emmons Lerdal
Albert Lea Medical Center Fountain Lake Treatment Center Manchester
Alden Friedrich’s Funeral Home Mansfield
Armstrong Freeborn Maple Island
Austin Geneva Mayer Funeral Home
Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home Glenville Moscow
Bonnerup Funeral Service Gordonsville Myrtle
Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes Hartland Oakland
Clarks Grove Hayward Twin Lakes
Conger Hollandale Worlein Funeral Home
Ellendale Lake Mills, IA  

We can also coordinate your floral & gift giving needs worldwide through our network of professional florists.



We also deliver to the following facilities
Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home Bonnerup Funeral Svc
Broadway Board & Care Home Good Samaritan Ctr
Naeve Hospital Oak Park Place
Rathjen House-Hecla Inc Senior Court Afl-Cio
St John's Lutheran Home Thorne Crest South
Thorne-Crest Retirement Ctr

Specialty Services

Our talents and services go above and beyond the freshest of flowers and plants. We also showcase many home décor and gift merchandise lines.

  • Large Inventory of Fresh Flowers
  • Ever changing assortment of Green & Blooming Plants
  • European Gardens & Dish Gardens
  • Contemporary and Traditional Arrangements
  • Silk Arrangements: Pre-made and Custom
  • Wedding Flowers
  • Sympathy and Funeral Designs
  • Plush Animals
  • Mylar & Latex Balloons and Bouquets
  • Creamy Handmade Truffles & Boxed Abdallah Chocolates
  • Holiday Gifts & Home Decor
  • Custom Picture Framing Service
  • Photo Frames
  • Framed Art & Mirrors
  • Lamps & Clocks
  • Candles in many styles
  • Accent Furniture
  • Jewelry
  • Scarves
  • Purses

Contact Information

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us by e-mail at info@bensfloral.com or call us directly at (800) 732-8523. We’re always here to serve you and make your flower-sending experience a pleasure. Ben’s Floral & Frame Designs 410 Bridge Avenue Albert Lea, MN 56007

Delivery Policy

A local delivery fee of $4.99 will be added to each order, for each address. (For deliveries outside our local delivery area, this fee may vary.) U.S. orders must be received before 12:00 p.m. in the recipient’s time zone to help assure same-day delivery. Orders received after that time will be delivered the following day.

We will do our best to accommodate deliveries at a specific time of day, but we cannot guarantee it. We are unable to make deliveries on Sunday, except for funeral visitations. All other orders requesting delivery on this day will be delivered the following business day. Deliveries of orders to rural route addresses or cemeteries cannot be guaranteed. We will be happy to accept your international orders if you call our shop directly. We are unable to accept international orders over the internet.

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.

Privacy Policy

This privacy statement has been created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting customer privacy.

Information We Collect

If you open an account on our site or make a purchase, we need your contact information including your name, e-mail address and mailing address to complete your transaction.

When you visit our website, we also collect some basic information that does not identify individual users. We use this information to determine our users demographics and interests, so that we can better understand and serve our users.


Cookies are small files which store certain information about your activity on the website and are stored on your computers hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. We use cookies to let us know that you are a prior customer, so that you dont have to reenter information you gave us on your prior visits. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but most allow you to instruct your browser to prevent the use of cookies. However, if you disable cookies, you will not be able to use certain features of this website.

Our Use and Disclosure of Your Information

When opening an account or making a purchase, you have an opportunity to opt-in or opt-out from receiving emails from us. If you opt-in to receive information from us, we may use your purchase history, contact information and other registration information to provide you with more relevant information and email content. We may send emails to our users regarding changes in our services or other information we believe will be of interest to our users. If you prefer not to receive these emails, you can send us an email with the subject line no emails or reply to our email with the subject line no emails.

If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities on our site, we may collect such information. We may use that information and other information that we obtain from your use of our site to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our agreement for Terms of Use.

We may share aggregate statistics about our sales, traffic patterns and related site information with other businesses, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

We may share your information with Teleflora and other reputable vendors for the purpose of sending out special offers via email and/ or in connection with the services provided by our site such as the delivery of flowers. Your information will not be shared for any other purpose and will be kept secured.

We cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Statement. For example, we may be required to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that may be illegal or may expose us to legal liability.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

All user credit card information is securely communicated using secure socket layer (SSL) software, which is the industry standard and among the best software available for secure commerce transactions.

All user information stored on our server is stored in an encrypted format. Notwithstanding these efforts, we caution you that perfect security does not exist on the Internet.

Linked Sites

If this site contains any links to other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Changes to Privacy Statement; Consent

We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. You should check this page periodically for changes. By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by us as described in this Privacy Statement.

Questions and Comments

We welcome your questions and comments about this Privacy Statement.