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Join Andy Hopper (AIFD, CFD) for an in-depth presentation and floral demonstration called “Bringing Out the Designer in You.”

Andy will construct and share several designs that reflect the wide range of work he does with Blooms Design Studio by H-E-B in Texas and as a professional consultant throughout the world.

From the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena to a fashionable high-profile wedding in Bogota, Columbia, to State dinners for four presidents to the Philadelphia Flower Show, Andy Hopper has achieved great heights in the event design world.

A passion for design and creativity sparked at an early age for Andy, when he was a young child creating tablescapes in his grandmother’s backyard. Andy’s formative years were immersed in art lessons and travels and that propelled him onto the University of Montevallo in Alabama, where he began working towards his interior design degree. While in college, he pursued his love of design through art history classes and rigorous interiors courses. From Montevallo to Milan was where Andy spent time and creative energy working for such international companies as Hugo Boss, where he was a makeup artist for glossy magazine shoots and glamorous photography catalogs.

Andy came back home to Alabama in the early 2000s and quickly began to create a brand for himself. Countless hours and networking helped him expand a loyal clientele base that trusted him with major life events. In 2006, Andy received his national certification of floral design with AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design) due to his never-ending desire to solidify his knowledge and experience in the ever-changing world of event design and the art of floral. Under Andy’s leadership, he grew KG Designs from a small design company into a national powerhouse by staying ahead of trend while going above and beyond for his clients.

In 2016, H-E-B reached out to him to start a new concept for the company in Houston. Andy fostered the Blooms Design Studio by H-E-B concept and made it synonymous for great customer service and beautiful designs. In 2019, he was installed as an executive in San Antonio in the Blooms Department of H-E-B; his role encompasses product design/development, floral education, and new business development.

The Designer of Distinction is an annual fundraising event that presents an expert in the field of floral design demonstrating and discussing his work. The presentation will be followed by a raffle of his arrangements and a three-course catered lunch.

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Circle members

All Garden Club circle members will automatically be seated with their circles. If you have questions, please call 904-355-4224 or email info@gardenclubjax.org.

Ballroom tickets

  • $60 for Garden Club members (plus up to three guests)
  • $85 for nonmembers


Catering by Chriss will serve a three-course lunch:

  • Salad: Fresh spring salad mix topped with citrus segments and dressed with fresh citrus olive oil, served with fresh bread and butter.
  • Entree choices: Smoked pork loin or crab cake topped with a house-made smoked applesauce glaze served over garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes with a fresh bundle of roasted vegetables. Vegetarian: Roasted stuffed portabella mushroom with an artichoke stuffing mix, served over garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes and drizzled with a house-made smoked applesauce glaze.
  • Dessert: Apple tart with fresh berry compote smear.

Raffle tickets

We will be raffling the arrangements made by Andy Hopper during the program:

  • $5 for one ticket
  • $25 for six tickets

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