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The Highland Gardener

Tallahassee , FL

LOCATION

Tallahassee, FL US (map)

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850-445-7013

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ABOUT US

The Highland Gardener epitomizes organic floral design and specializes in niche and boutique weddings, events, and corporate/commercial accounts. Our work focuses on progressive trends... Read more
The Highland Gardener epitomizes organic floral design and specializes in niche and boutique weddings, events, and corporate/commercial accounts. Our work focuses on progressive trends without forgetting to give a nod to tradition.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Catherine Shock has been designing since she was fifteen years old alongside her mother Faye Mueller. While working at her mother's studio, Flowers by Faye, Catherine assisted with the design and serviced of up to 80 weddings per year. She also arranged bids and designs for accounts such as Harley Davidson, Miller Brewing Company, The Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, and The Lowlands Group.

Catherine attended Florida State University and received a Bachelor's degree in Economics, with a minor in Business. After graduation, she moved to Chicago and pursued her initial aspirations of a career in finance. When her passion ensued, Catherine made a full commitment to follow her craving for design. She headed back to Milwaukee to attend Waukesha County Technical College. With a Floral Design Certificate in hand, Catherine took her new knowledge and applied it to a position in the floral department of a family owned, high-end grocer as well as a boutique botanical design studio.

A few years later Catherine was ready to branch out on her own. She allowed her creative ambitions to take the reins and launched her own floral design business in Milwaukee. Catherine has since worked for a high-end floral design studio in St. Petersburg, Florida and continues to grow her business, specializing in weddings, events, and corporate accounts.

Thirteen years after graduating from FSU, Catherine reunited with her college sweetheart. This brought her back to the state capital where she became the sole floral designer at Tallahassee Nurseries. There, she was able to share her love of great floral aesthetics with the local community through design classes and seminars on floral composition.

Her portfolio in Tallahassee includes the Northwood Centre, Florida State University, Lapham Patterson House, Hotel Duval, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, and a prestigious law firm. During the holidays, Catherine also executes elaborate interior and exterior Christmas designs. Her wedding work ranges from intimate and boutique to large-scale and extravagant; not only in the Tallahassee area but also Thomasville, Georgia and Destin, Florida.

The Highland Gardener pays homage to Catherine's mother Faye, who was born in Scotland. Natural heritage is a legacy of fauna and flora, geology, landscape, and other natural resources. This combination of her Scottish roots and the old country's terrain is the inspiration for Catherine's design, style, and focus. Read less
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INFO FOR FLOWERS

How would you describe the style of your floral designs?
Classic, Country, Eclectic, Glamorous, Modern, Nautical, Preppy, Romantic, Rustic, Tropical, Vintage
Which of the following services do you provide?
Clean Up, Consultations, Delivery, Event Design, Floral Preservation, Samples, Set Up, Venue Visit
What types of arrangements do you provide?
Aisle Decor, Altar Decor, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Chuppah Decor, Corsages, Flower Petals, Non-Floral, Single Flowers, Table Arrangements

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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Catherine Shock was wonderful to work with. I actually happened to use her services as I got a gift certificate at a bridal show here in Tallahassee. I have no knowledge of flowers and had some ideas going on my pinterest board to help me figure it out. She, with permission, looked at what I had previously pinned and made a beautiful bouquet based off those images. She had a lovely mix of flowers i never thought to pick out, and she even called to confirm that I was ok with mixing up flowers. Not only was she a pleasure to work with and very sweet, but she worked well within my budget and personally delivered the flowers to us. We picked the same venue she had for her wedding the year before, and her family was doing a beach weekend so she waived delivery for us. She was fantastic all around and would definitely recommend her to others.
Catherine Shock was wonderful to work with. I actually happened to use her services as I got a gift certificate at a Read more...
Catherine Shock was wonderful to work with. I actually happened to use her services as I got a gift certificate at a bridal show here in Tallahassee. I have no knowledge of flowers and had some ideas going on my pinterest board to help me figure it out. She, with permission, looked at what I had previously pinned and made a beautiful bouquet based off those images. She had a lovely mix of flowers i never thought to pick out, and she even called to confirm that I was ok with mixing up flowers. Not only was she a pleasure to work with and very sweet, but she worked well within my budget and personally delivered the flowers to us. We picked the same venue she had for her wedding the year before, and her family was doing a beach weekend so she waived delivery for us. She was fantastic all around and would definitely recommend her to others. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Of all the vendors I worked with for my wedding, The Highland Gardener was hands down the best one. Owner Catherine Shock, along with her staff, provided expert-level service from our very first meeting up until the day of the event. The Highland Gardner listens to what you VALUE, and then makes your dreams a reality. I believe flowers set the tone for an event, and in my case, the guests are STILL talking about how beautiful they were. I would absolutely recommend The Highland Gardener to any bride.
Of all the vendors I worked with for my wedding, The Highland Gardener was hands down the best one. Owner Catherine Shock, Read more...
Of all the vendors I worked with for my wedding, The Highland Gardener was hands down the best one. Owner Catherine Shock, along with her staff, provided expert-level service from our very first meeting up until the day of the event. The Highland Gardner listens to what you VALUE, and then makes your dreams a reality. I believe flowers set the tone for an event, and in my case, the guests are STILL talking about how beautiful they were. I would absolutely recommend The Highland Gardener to any bride. Read less
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Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Thanks Catherine for an amazing job with the flowers! I loved my bouquet and all the centerpieces were all very whimsical and romantic! You definitely went over and beyond my expectations! Loved all of it! Thank you for your professionalism and ability to develop exactly what I wanted. I would recommend this vendor 100%.
Thanks Catherine for an amazing job with the flowers! I loved my bouquet and all the centerpieces were all very whimsical Read more...
Thanks Catherine for an amazing job with the flowers! I loved my bouquet and all the centerpieces were all very whimsical and romantic! You definitely went over and beyond my expectations! Loved all of it! Thank you for your professionalism and ability to develop exactly what I wanted. I would recommend this vendor 100%. Read less
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Wedding:
2/27/2015
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Catherine was the sweetest, and her work was Gorgeous. I felt very comfortable with her, my wedding day was the simplistic elegance I was looking for, she totally delivered all that I wanted and more. It's awesome when you can treasure the memories and the people that help create the memories. Thanks a million!!

Mrs. Brown
(Wed on 2/27/15)
Catherine was the sweetest, and her work was Gorgeous. I felt very comfortable with her, my wedding day was the simplistic Read more...
Catherine was the sweetest, and her work was Gorgeous. I felt very comfortable with her, my wedding day was the simplistic elegance I was looking for, she totally delivered all that I wanted and more. It's awesome when you can treasure the memories and the people that help create the memories. Thanks a million!!

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michael
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Not only is Catherine creative and intuitive, she is also a great listener! She created exactly the look I wanted. She is also very kind and patient-- exactly the type of person you want to work with on such a stressful day. Additionally, she works with your budget but doesn't sacrifice quality. I definitely recommend The Highland Gardener! A++++++
Not only is Catherine creative and intuitive, she is also a great listener! She created exactly the look I wanted. She is Read more...
Not only is Catherine creative and intuitive, she is also a great listener! She created exactly the look I wanted. She is also very kind and patient-- exactly the type of person you want to work with on such a stressful day. Additionally, she works with your budget but doesn't sacrifice quality. I definitely recommend The Highland Gardener! A++++++ Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/28/2014
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Catherine was great to work with. She took my budget and was able to make amazing flowers for my wedding. I would recommend her to anyone for any special event. She has such an artistic eye and came up with gorgeous arrangements that was exactly what I wanted.
Catherine was great to work with. She took my budget and was able to make amazing flowers for my wedding. I would Read more...
Catherine was great to work with. She took my budget and was able to make amazing flowers for my wedding. I would recommend her to anyone for any special event. She has such an artistic eye and came up with gorgeous arrangements that was exactly what I wanted. Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Catherine did the most amazing floral arrangements for my son's Rehearsal Dinner. Her attention to detail was incredible and she created just what I had envisioned. We were even able to use the arrangements the next day at the wedding reception. She is not just a florist, she is also an floral artist with her designs. The best experience you have with Catherine is her trying to please her customer with concise descriptions of what she can do for you with samples of how your floral arrangements will look. Since I was from out of town, we made all the decisions via e-mail and phone calls. I have already had some of my guests ask how to contact her which is the best recommendation one can get. Diane Thompson
Catherine did the most amazing floral arrangements for my son's Rehearsal Dinner. Her attention to detail was incredible Read more...
Catherine did the most amazing floral arrangements for my son's Rehearsal Dinner. Her attention to detail was incredible and she created just what I had envisioned. We were even able to use the arrangements the next day at the wedding reception. She is not just a florist, she is also an floral artist with her designs. The best experience you have with Catherine is her trying to please her customer with concise descriptions of what she can do for you with samples of how your floral arrangements will look. Since I was from out of town, we made all the decisions via e-mail and phone calls. I have already had some of my guests ask how to contact her which is the best recommendation one can get. Diane Thompson Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Catherine was an absolute dream to work with! Her work was amazing and exactly what I hoped it would be (and more!)! She went above and beyond to make things as easy and stress free as possible for me and my family which was exactly what we needed for planning a wedding 10 hours from home!
Catherine was an absolute dream to work with! Her work was amazing and exactly what I hoped it would be (and more!)! She Read more...
Catherine was an absolute dream to work with! Her work was amazing and exactly what I hoped it would be (and more!)! She went above and beyond to make things as easy and stress free as possible for me and my family which was exactly what we needed for planning a wedding 10 hours from home! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Catherine was a doll to work with! I was so busy with work and wedding planning, that I kept all communications strictly email, but she made sure to speak with me before my wedding (and I am so glad she did). She eased my nerves and reassured that everything would be perfect (as it was)!

Our flowers were EXACTLY what I wanted and then some. They were the perfect pieces for our event.

I am so glad that we chose Highland Gardener for our special day. Her professionalism, kindness, and true artistic ability are more than I can even describe!

Thank you, THANK you for being so amazing to work with!
Catherine was a doll to work with! I was so busy with work and wedding planning, that I kept all communications strictly Read more...
Catherine was a doll to work with! I was so busy with work and wedding planning, that I kept all communications strictly email, but she made sure to speak with me before my wedding (and I am so glad she did). She eased my nerves and reassured that everything would be perfect (as it was)!

Our flowers were EXACTLY what I wanted and then some. They were the perfect pieces for our event.

I am so glad that we chose Highland Gardener for our special day. Her professionalism, kindness, and true artistic ability are more than I can even describe!

Thank you, THANK you for being so amazing to work with! Read less
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suzanne
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
The Highland Gardener made the most beautiful arrangements for my son's rehearsal dinner and wedding ceremony. Catherine was extremely professional, responsive and just plain fun to work with. If you are looking for gorgeous flowers for any event I highly recommend The Highland Gardener.
The Highland Gardener made the most beautiful arrangements for my son's rehearsal dinner and wedding ceremony. Catherine Read more...
The Highland Gardener made the most beautiful arrangements for my son's rehearsal dinner and wedding ceremony. Catherine was extremely professional, responsive and just plain fun to work with. If you are looking for gorgeous flowers for any event I highly recommend The Highland Gardener. Read less
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