Alameda County Fairgrounds
APRIL 4 – 7, 2024



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Teresa Sabankaya

Teresa Sabankaya is widely considered to be one of the most innovative florists in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area. Teresa has exhibited her floral art at the annual ‘Bouquets to Art’ exhibition at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, the National Trust Filoli Estate in Woodside, and various other floral design and garden shows.  In 1999 Teresa began her retail floral, garden and gift boutique, Bonny Doon Garden Company, in Santa Cruz, California.  Growing her own assortment of boutique cut flowers, her floral designs have a unique style and elegant garden appeal. Teresa’s designs carry a chic and nostalgic feel, exquisite high-end blooms that were just gathered from the garden.  Teresa has been featured in Amy Stewart’s bestselling Flower Confidential.  Her work has been covered by Elle Magazine, Money Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle and numerous features in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.  She will be featured in the 2018 special edition of Country Gardens magazine, where her Language of Flowers Bridal Posies will be highlighted.  Posies have been featured in such media as CBS Sunday Morning and The New York Times. Her Posy in your Pocket Presentations has been highly attended at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show since 2016 as well as the Monterey Home and Garden Expo, Filoli Estate and numerous garden clubs and nurseries.

A farmer-florist from the start and now a widely-known pioneer in the flower and floristry industry, Teresa is a Certified Green Gardener, a member of Slow Flowers, an online directory of florists and growers who are committed to using American grown flowers,, as well as the California State Floral Association.

Click here for Teresa's YouTube Channel