Since 1989, Botanica International Design Studio has served the greater Tampa Bay community to provide the very best in eventdesign and technique. From weddings to anniversary parties, to corporate gala events, our talented design team is able to handle all your floral event design needs.
Botanica is owned and operated by Ian Prosser. Born in Scotland, Ian has over 30 years experience within the floral industry. After getting his start in Glasgow, Scotland, where he owned three successful floral design shops, Ian moved hia family to Tampa in 1985.
A graduate of Woodburn Horticultural College in Scotland, Ian has won many design awards. He was the youngest person to receive the honor of "Floral Designer of the Year" for Scotland. Ian has also earned the "National Diploma of the Society of Floristry" (NDSF), the highest European honor in floral design. He has been inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), The American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) and Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI) . He is also a member of the FTD Design Team, which sends him around the country demonstrating, commenting, and teaching floral design to his peers. These travels have also sent him to China to lecture students regarding current floral design and upcoming trends.
He was invited by the Society of American Florists to participate in designing the inaugural decorations of President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. In 2005, Ian was given the honor by the Society to serve as "Floral Design Chairperson" for the second-term inauguration of President George W. Bush. As "Floral Design Chairperson", Ian helped in the selection and management of the 160 florists picked from across the country to create the floral decorations needed for the many events surrounding the inauguration. Working in close association with the Presidential inaugural committee, he helped to style the rooms for 14 official events, including the 9 inaugural balls.
Botanica has been featured in Instyle Weddings Magazine, OK! Magazine, The Knot, Brides Florida Magazine, The Tampa Tribune, The St. Petersburg times, Floral Management Magazine and Florists Review Magazine.
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Alison Williams · Married on 11/02/2019
The dream team!
The Botanica team is incredibly talented and so easy to work with – they really went above and beyond to make sure everything looked perfect! Margot and Zoe helped walk us through every step of the process, and they put together extremely detailed plans for the proposal (including plenty of example photos) and our final choices. We wanted a hanging structure with greenery and flowers for our indoor ceremony, and it turned out even better than we could have imagined – you can tell that their team is really passionate about what they do. You'll love working with them!Sent on 04/29/2020
Bridget Florence · Married on 01/19/2019
Botanica - exceptional from start to finish!
Botanica exceeded my expectations from the beginning of our relationship and I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about them. Throughout the entire process the Botanica team was extremely responsive, helpful and such a joy to work with. Whenever I had a question or needed guidance, they were there to provide their opinion and additional suggestions when necessary. I never questioned the team and Botanica and knew throughout our wedding planning process that I was in the best hands with Margot and Zoe. Aside from communication and the planning process, the day of execution was flawless. The team and designers at Botanica completely understood my vision and delivered. I received so many compliments throughout our event and days later on how beautiful the florals and the table arrangements were. Botanica was there from start to finish — to guide, support and execute a gorgeous event and I will happily recommend them 100 times over to anyone who is in the market for such services. Thank you, Botanica team!Sent on 01/23/2019
Andrew M · Married on 01/12/2019
Best florists you can hire
We hired Botanica to do the floral arrangements for our wedding weekend - and they did an INCREDIBLE job! The entire staff is insanely professional and organized. They responded promptly and knowledgable to all inquiries. I really appreciated that my wife and I had a few ideas when we first met them, and after our first meeting with two of their planners, we walked away with some themes and ideas for incredible and unique arrangements. During our wedding day, they worked discretely to make sure everything was perfect - they even made me a back up boutonniere when mine needed attention. I would absolutely recommend them and hope to use them again for other events.Sent on 01/28/2019
Botainca- what can I possibly say that has never been said before? Beyond Fabulous and Beyond Amazing!
Botanica are the delightful pros you truly enjoy working with, time and time again!
Weddings are by far the most flower-oriented events in the world. Many people don’t realize that flowers have meanings. Botanica does!!!