Rebel Hill Florist designers claim multiple honors

Staff Reports • Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Rebel Hill Florist designers claimed multiple honors at the Central Tennessee Professional Florist Association Annual Meeting, held June 29 in Nashville.  

The event celebrates the work of designers from across Middle Tennessee.  

Jessica Hartley, a floral designer at Rebel Hill Florist, was named the 2014 winner of the Charles Owen Memorial Scholarship Trophy by the Central Tennessee Professional Florist Association.  Hartley won the award based on a design competition and interview, and received $1,500 to be used for continued professional education. She planned to use the award for the Teleflora Education Center in Oklahoma. 

For the second year in a row, designer Kathy Bates, of Mt. Juliet, was named first runner-up Designer of the Year. The award puts Bates among the top designers in the state. She has worked with Rebel Hill Florist since 2008 and received numerous scholarships and recognition including, “Best in Show Team” at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show, recipient of the Charles Owen Memorial Scholarship from the CTPFA and the Owen-Shackleford Grant for professional education awarded by the Tennessee State Florists’ Association.     

A team comprised of Rebel Hill Florist designers Mary Steverson, Bates and Hartley received top honors in the CTPFA Design Contest. Their design, Calamity Jane’s Opening Gala, claimed first among six design teams. 

“I am very proud of my team,” said Anna Page, owner of Rebel Hill Florist. “Each one of our designers is extremely talented and I am so pleased they were recognized and honored for their creativity.” 

Rebel Hill Florist is one Nashville’s largest independently owned florists and is included on the prestigious Top 250 Florists of the Year list compiled annually by Teleflora International, the world’s largest floral wire service.  Rebel Hill Florist is in Nashville near the Interstate 65 and Harding Place interchange.  For more information about Rebel Hill Florist, visit rebelhillflorist.com.

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