About Bowen's Botanicals

 

Our Story


  • Bowen’s Botanicals was founded by Cara Foster in 2019 at 212 N. Cortez Street in Prescott, Arizona. Having apprenticed in floral design in the year 2000, Cara was able to realize her childhood dream of working as a florist. For the last 20 years Cara has has the opportunity to work with several florists, designing for large and small scale events across the country. She ultimately decided to open her own flower shop in Prescott, Arizona.

  • After college, Cara pursued a career in Elementary Education and worked in schools as an Instructional Coach, Teacher, and Reading Specialist. After receiving her Masters Degree in Reading Curriculum from Grand Canyon University, Cara returned to Prescott to teach at Granite Mountain. 

  • Having been raised in Prescott, it was important for her to return to the community to raise her own children. The shop provides not only floral designs but also an opportunity to learn about floral design, come together as a community for art shows and live music, and offers additional endless opportunities for event hosting and community gathering. 

  • The name for our shop came from learning about the history of this particular address, in which the original structure was a home from 1876 to 1925. A woman named Mary Bowen owned the house from from 1888 until her death in 1910 and ran a home-based hospital for servicemen and the poor during that time. Mary Bowen was a pioneer of a woman in the history of Prescott, and was laid to rest in Prescott’s Citizens Cemetery in 1910.

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