Teresa Sabankaya is the founder and owner of The Bonny Doon Garden Company since 1999- a full service floral design studio, florist and botanical gift shop. Teresa holds a greatly influential position as one of the most innovative florists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Teresa has exhibited her floral art annually at the ‘Bouquets to Art’ exhibition at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, the National Trust Filoli’s Estate in Woodside, and various other floral design and garden shows.   Teresa’s floral designs have become highly desirable due to their unique style of arranging and elegant garden appeal. Teresa’s designs carry a chic and nostalgic feel, like a just gathered from the garden bouquet of exquisite high-end blooms.  Because of their garden origin, her designs emit a familiarity to people while calibrating the soul.  Her wedding floral styles have been featured in numerous wedding blogs and magazines including Smitten, Sweet Violet Bride, Style Me Pretty and Green Wedding Shoes.

Teresa has been featured in Amy Stewart’s Flower Confidential book as well as her blog, and was featured ‘Like a Florist from 100 years ago’ in the PBS Documentary Botany of Desire based on Michael Pollen’s best seller Botany of Desire. Teresa’s trademarked creation- Bonny Doon Posies© have been a core part of her retail business from the beginning, and have been featured in such media as CBS Sunday Morning, Romantic Homes Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Santa Cruz Sentinel and The New York Times.  Bonny Doon Posies are created by using the historic Language of Flowers constructed into circular nosegays that portray a variety of sentiments such as happy birthday, get well, happy anniversary, or simply you are a wonderful friend.

The Posy Book cover

The Posy Book- releasing May 7, 2019!

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Can I tell you how exciting this is?  It’s an incredible feeling and beyond exhilarating!  And, a little scary too!  I don’t have much more to say.  Just cannot even…

Artemisia absinthium ~ la fée verte” (the green fairy)

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There is so much to learn when it comes to the use of flowers and plants throughout history.  Not only the language and symbolism of plants and flowers, but also…

The Rose and Empress Josephine

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Bonjour! I have recently returned from a trip to France, and among so many other beautiful places we saw, I must start an upcoming series of blog posts with my…

On stands now—Country Gardens Magazine

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Available now on stands, my feature in the Early Spring Edition 2018 of Country Gardens Magazine! wow!  This was super exciting for me, and I’m so fortunate to have had…