Client Profile: Garden District
Mandy Chatellier of Commercial Bank and Trust talks with two of her favorite clients, co-owners: Greg Campbell and Erick New, about their fabulous store and its offerings of seasonal flowers, one-of-a-kind gifts, and home accents. Also, learn how their close relationship with their growers inspired them to create their beautiful new book "Florists to the Field."
These creative geniuses make our world a much prettier place to live in, and we’re just sorry you can’t inhale all the delightful aromas that fill their store by watching this video! Guess you’ll just have to stop by and breathe it all in for yourself. You’ll be glad you did!
Mandy: Can you tell us about some of your favorite projects that you have worked on?
Greg: Well, we were lucky enough to be involved with a wedding here in Memphis where the Royals were in attendance. Another favorite was when we did a wedding and at the reception we had tulips raining down from the ceiling. The mechanics to pull that off took a bit to figure out, but in the end it was spectacular. It was like a photo. The tulips looked like they were stopped in mid-air.
Mandy: Erick, where do the tulips come from?
Erick: They came from our supplier in Clause, Holland. We try to make it a point to visit our farms that supply our shop. In fact, I was just there a few weeks ago. We try to go at least once a year to check in with our buyers, meet new growers, find new products, and get some inspiration. That is actually how our book developed.
Mandy: So tell me about the book, we want to share more with our viewers. How did that project originate?
Greg: We traveled to twelve of the farms that supply our flower shop, from California to Oregon to Arkansas, Wisconsin and even the Netherlands. At each farm we designed an event using just their products. Each chapter is the story about one of these family owned farms, what they do there and what they choose to do for our dinner event. All of the details from each event can be found in the book, Florist To the Field.
The Garden District is located at 5040 Sanderlin Ave #109, Memphis, TN, 38117
Call them for your next floral arrangements 901.761.3277 or click here to visit their website.