Meet the UD Blossoms Team
Blossoms at the University of Delaware Studio/Shop Manager
Emma is majoring in landscape horticulture and design and plant science, with a minor in Spanish. She worked as an intern for Mt. Cuba Center during the summer of 2015. While at Mt. Cuba, she developed a project studying the value of native seed structures. Emma also assisted in teaching Native Plants of Summer, a six-week certificate course offered to the public by Mt. Cuba. Emma is past president of the UD Horticulture Club and has held numerous volunteer positions with Longwood Gardens, UD Botanic Gardens and UD Green Team.
Emma is responsible for all aspects of Blossoms at the University of Delaware studio and plant material. She is also an active member of the Blossoms at the University of Delaware design and installation team.
Blossoms at the University of Delaware Assistant Manager/Communications and Marketing
Sarah is majoring in landscape horticulture and design and plant science. She worked as an intern for UD Botanical Gardens (UDBG) during the summer of 2015. She became familiar with many aspects of maintaining public gardens while working at UDBG. Sarah has held numerous leadership roles on campus, including serving on the Public Relations Executive Board of the UD Horticultural Club. In the Design and Art-iculture Club, Sarah served as plant chairperson of a team organized to plan and execute a project design for the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Sarah is responsible for the oversight and coordination of Blossoms at the University of Delaware installation teams that will set-up and breakdown floral arrangements.
Owner and Lead Designer, THERESA Floral Design
Theresa Clower is the owner and lead designer of THERESA Floral Design, a special event design studio established in 1996 and located in Newark, DE. Theresa’s work has been seen in many of the area’s most prestigious venues throughout Greater Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland. She is a multiple award winner at the Philadelphia Flower Show and has ranked among the top five percent of wedding floral designers in the country for the sixth consecutive year. Theresa is a member of the American Institute of Floral Design, Creative Floral Arrangers of the Americas, Ikebana International, Philadelphia Chapter 71, and the Society of American Florists. She currently teaches at Longwood Gardens. She is a long-time student of Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral design, and is working toward teaching certification in this discipline.