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About Dawn Ahner

Dawn Ahner has been designing for over 28 years. She is owner and operator of Ahner Florist & Greenhouses--a 5th generation florist and grower in New Baden, Illinois. She has a strong belief and commitment in the floral industry.  Dawn has shared her knowledge of horticulture and floral design work as an instructor at Southwestern Illinois College, garden clubs, and wholesale houses. She has previously served on the Lewis and Clark Teleflora Unit Board as President and Vice President, and she has also served as Regional Director of Education for the Central Region for the Teleflora Units.


Dawn is an exceptional designer--her incredible sense of style, color and texture shows through her work. She has designed for the St. Louis Art Museum, Waterford Crystal, Macy's, Dillard's and many other companies.  Dawn's design work has also been featured in the Florists' Review.


Dawn and her husband live in New Baden with their 2 sons.