Local flower grower fuses nature and culture

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West Ashley resident Alicia Silva Flores, owner of local company Jardín Bonita, which is Spanish for “beautiful garden,” offers flower subscriptions, cooking classes, workshops, wedding and event florals inspired by her Mexican heritage and the slow flower movement.

“I’m all about preserving the art of growing together,” she said. “The purpose of my business is to inspire others to dig deeper into their history and their culture and share that with their community … I think that’s the most beautiful thing.”

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Silva Flores started growing flowers from seed in her front yard when she moved to Charleston from Chicago in 2019. Now, she offers a monthly flower subscription that runs from May to July and features flowers grown in that front yard garden. Each month’s delivery contains a bouquet and a small gift from another Lowcountry small business.

“I really wanted people to bring nature into their home, and flowers have so many benefits,” she said. “They bring joy, but also memories. There are certain flowers that [evoke] memory within you, so I do try to incorporate that story.”

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