With a legal name of Lily Garland, it’s no wonder she became a florist. Lily has a long history of merging creative and business skill sets, so becoming a floral designer was a perfect fit! Lily graduated from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania with degrees in Economics and Studio Art. After graduating, she attended the Long Beach City College Floral Design program to perfect her skillset. In 2018, she started her business in Southern California through friends, family, and word of mouth doing everyday deliveries. She quickly found her passion for the events business. Lily has a unique ability to help people’s vision come to life and creating lifelong memories.
Prior to starting Flowers by Lily Garland, Lily has an established history of entrepreneurial endeavors (including MadaMarket and Socks on the Beach... which you'll hear more about today) and working in sales management positions for startups. Lily started her career working in marketing for large brands like Disney and Belkin.
Like many of her former clients, Lily is recently married and is happily raising her Goldendoodle, Huckleberry (named for a popular floral greenery in the pacific northwest). Lily caught the travel bug at an early age and jokes that she was raised on an airplane. In her spare time, you can find Lily traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest and internationally, playing volleyball, attending workout classes or gardening in Coeur d’Alene Idaho.
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Lily Garland Coleman has been a guest on 1 episode.
Lily Garland Coleman: Minimize Risk, Make a Decision & Move Forward
December 15th, 2022 | Season 4 | 24 mins 13 secs
creative business, make money with art, smallbusiness, start smart, women in business