The seeds for Anthony Gowder’s career were sown during the tropical plant boom of the 1970’s. Designing interior landscapes and working with commercial interior decorators, served as his foundation for the Wedding and Special Events Industry. During this time, he developed a healthy obsession for plants and flowers. “Flowers and plant materials are an extraordinary medium for artistic expression.” This phrase has become the mantra for the design team at Anthony Gowder Designs, Inc.
In 1980, Anthony opened his first flower shop on Philadelphia’s Mainline. That shop soon grew into four, which he owned and operated for ten years. He returned to his hometown of Chicago. Anthony Gowder Designs, Inc. (a professional florist and special event décor company) was established in 1998.
Anthony Gowder is a Master Designer and enjoys a national reputation. His design talents have been requested from the White House to the Sultanate of Brunei.