Andrew Parravano is known for his garden-style and artistic floral compositions that masterfully combine colors and textures. Picking roses from the garden for his Mom is one of Andrew’s favorite childhood memories. A beautifully designed garden envelops the senses and inspires and enlightens us. That inspiration forms the basis of Andrew’s designs.
Andrew has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from Michigan State University that was later followed by a Masters in Social Work. A lifelong desire to own his own flower shop eventually brought Andrew back to his roots. Andrew’s natural talent made him a popular choice for wedding florals among friends and family. Starting officially in 2009, Andrew has built Andrew’s Garden literally from the ground up by first designing weddings and other events out of a home studio and now out of his retail shop and design studio in Wheaton.
Ms. Parravano is also co-owner of downtown Wheaton’s premier florist and event floral design firm, Andrew’s Garden. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Downtown Wheaton Association, active in the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and a long-time volunteer and now Member of the Board of Directors of Anima / Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus.
I'm also a writer and author of Circles of Gold: Honoring Your Network for Business and Career Success. As a professional speaker I speak around the country (and the world!) on topics related to networking, strategic planning and career success.
Coffee, the beach, dogs, wine and great conversation all keep me sane and happy.