Teresa Sabankaya

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4286 Bonny Doon Rd Santa Cruz CA Santa Cruz, California 95060

Owner + Creative Director The Bonny Doon Garden Company since 1998- a full service floral design studio located in Santa Cruz, Ca. She is the author of The Posy Book-garden inspired bouquets that tell a story.

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Posies-garden bouquets that tell a story.  Teresa's specialty is inspiring her customers and clients to get creative in their own backyards and gardens with the use of the historical language of flowers.  Used for centuries, the language of flowers is extensive and can provice endless sentiments from every day to special and grand occasions.  She's a natural when teaching and talking about flowers and their sentiments and how to create romantic, heartfelt and sometimes whimsical posies by using what you've got in your very own garden!

Bringing the Outdoors In;  Teresa shares ideas on how to successfully bring your garden indoors for home decor--year round! Not only does she teach floral design at all levels, but takes it a step further by using home enhancements from botanicals. 



Santa Cruz, Carmel, Monterey, San Jose, San Francisco, Berkely
Nationwide upon request

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Audience Reviews

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She Hits It Out Of The Park!

Randa Dudum from San Francisco - 09/30/2019 12:58:48

Teresa was so engaging with our audience. Our San Francisco Garden Club absolutely loved her. She connects so naturally with her audience as she shares personal anecdotes of her life. We enjoyed learning about the language of flowers as she creates a beautiful and organic posy for the group. Her book is absolutely beautiful and I highly recommend it and Teresa!

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Melissa Redmond from San Francisco - 09/23/2019 23:48:05

Ms. Sabankaya spoke to our garden club. To say she was excellent is an understatement. She discussed her book, did a flower demonstration and met with our members afterwards for Q & A. I learned some new “tricks of the trade” and some great resources. I would recommend her as a speaker without reservation

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Posy Class

Jennifer Zaballos from Hayward, CA - 07/28/2016 14:00:06

My mother, sister, and I attended Teresa's Posy Class for Mother's Day. We had a great time and loved the class. Teresa provided us with beautiful flowers and vases. She was an awesome teacher and extremely knowledgeable. I would definitely take more classes with her.