Renowned Floral Designers to Present at the Green Thumb Garden Club October 11 & 12


Green Thumb Garden Club is pleased to announce that celebrated author and floral designer, Laura Dowling, is coming to the Emerald Coast for their Styling Your Table event. Ms. Dowling won a nationwide competition to become the Chief Floral Designer at the White House from 2005 until 2015.  Her cutting-edge, innovative designs are both beautifully sophisticated, modern and classically refined. Laura is an annual presenter at dozens of venues including the Philadelphia Flower Show, the nation’s oldest, largest flower expo.  Her books will be available for purchase and signing by the author and a new book, Bouquets, will be published at the end of this year.

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Emerald Coast local Timothy M. Ryan, Florida State Master Designer, is also a featured seminar speaker.  Tim has been an active member in the floral industry for over 20 years. He has held offices with multiple Florida floral associations and was an editor for SUNLIGHTING magazine.  A former recipient of the Emerald Coast Designer of the Year Award as well as the FSFA Sunshine Cup, Tim loves education and sharing what he has learned with others. Tim co-owns 1920 & Co., a florist/event company in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Styling Your Table Seminars  Schedule

October 11 2019 11:00 AM Pottery Barn Developing a Beautiful Tablescape
Fri 10 am to 4 pm 12:00 PM Laura Dowling Latest Techniques in Floral Design
  2:00   PM Williams Sonoma Cooking Class
October 12 2019 11:00 AM Laura Dowling Latest Techniques in Floral Design
Sat 10 am to 3 pm  2:00 PM Tim Ryan Creating Fabulous Floral Arrangements
   2:45 PM GTGC Raffle Drawing, over $2,000. in prizes


National retailers Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma and Tommy Bahama will showcase table settings and offer demonstrations on floral design and home décor.

Local vendors offerings will include fresh flowers and plants, bulbs, artisan soaps, art, jewelry, bakery items and much more.  There will be a Garden Shoppe with a myriad of items for sale as well as a Garden Cafe with refreshments and tasty treats for visitors.

GTGC members will be creatively arranging over two dozen tabletops that celebrate special occasions.

Location is 400 Grand Boulevard, Suite T-100, Miramar Beach..  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to participate in seminars, learn about design, gardening, and other ideas for your home.  Proceeds benefit the local community initiatives/charities of the GTGC.

The Green Thumb Garden Club was established in 1956 and is an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit with over 130 members.  The GTGC mission is the on-going beautification of Walton County and the education of its members, the general public and especially our youth in the areas of gardening, conservation, environmental awareness, and horticulture.

For additional information, please contact Kathleen Edge,

Betty White, President,

High resolution photo of Laura Dowling available upon request.

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