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Bob Scanlan

Fee Range: $1000 - $5000

Former White House Florist


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Bob Scanlan

Former White House Florist

Bob Scanlan’s  40 year career has taken him from a high school job in a florist and garden center in Detroit to his own flower shop in Grosse Pointe and then on to an almost improbable 13 years in the White House Flower Shop. He retired in 2010 as Assistant Chief Florist.

For 3 Presidents and their families, he created arrangements for State Dinners, private parties, presidential birthdays, special occasions and filled the public and private White House spaces with beautiful flowers. He teamed with the First Ladies to create decorations that transformed the White House at Christmas. For Jenna Bush’s 2009 wedding at the ranch in Texas, Bob was part of a small group that brought Jenna and Mrs. Bush’s vision for the wedding to life.


First Families & Flowers

Bob’s presentation, “First Families and Flowers”, takes you behind the scenes and inside the White House Flower Shop. He explains how flowers are creatively used to complement the historic home and enhance the experience for White House entertaining. He also relates his stories about his intimate daily interactions with the Clinton, Bush and Obama families that made this venerable house their home.


To book this speaker please visit or call 508.485.8996