Book Signing with Laura Dowling, "Floral Diplomacy"

Laura Dowling is an award-winning florist and designer. She is the recipient of the American Horticultural Society's "Great American Gardener Award" for achievements and contributions in floristry and is a featured speaker at leading flower shows, museums and cultural institutions across the country. In 2016, she received the "Distinguished Flower Ambassador" award from the Royal Horticultural Society of Belgium at a ceremony honoring international floral diplomacy in Ghent, Belgium. Laura competed in the nation-wide search for White House Chief Floral Designer and won. As the nation’s Chief Floral Designer from 2009 to 2015, Dowling created nosegays and bouquets for the White House’s public spaces as well as the first family’s private residence, often working hand-in-hand with Michelle Obama. She was the sixth person to hold the role.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
Mitchell's Book Corner
54 Main Street
Floral Diplomacy: At the White House Cover Image
ISBN: 9789058565587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Stichting Kunstboak - March 15th, 2017

Stunning floral creations from the Chief Floral Designer at The White House Laura Dowling served as Chief Floral Designer at the White House form 2009 until 2015. In this unique position, she managed decor and flowers for thousands of White House events while using flowers as a strategic tool for communicating diplomatic, symbolic and policy messages.