Special holidays are a busy time for us, please order early so we can create the perfect arrangement for you.

Dear Botanicals,

Your generous support in stiff economic times was dearly appreciated. No gift given freely fails to come back to you.


 – Lin – Prancing Horse – Horse Farm Tour.

Dear Carol,

Thank you so much for the elegant flower designs in the Hinton house. Many compliments as the guests went through.


– Jan, Board of Directors, Friends of the Given Library.

Dear Ms Dowd,

On behalf of our membership, we thank you for your generous donation of an Orchid Basket. During these difficult economic times, donations such as yours are more important than ever. You played an integral role in ensuring our museum’s success, and many will benefit from your generosity.

Many thanks for the beautiful basket,

– Beth and Ashley. NC Museum of History Associates

Dear Carol

We cannot thank you enough for the absolutely stunning flower arrangement you put together for our Fruits of the Spirit Garden dedication event in great gardens. The arrangement looked beautiful in the garden; you are a great friend of the Coalition….. your flowers were fabulous. Thanks again for you time and continued support of the Sandhills Moore Coalition.

– Caroline Eddy – Exec Director

Dear Carol,

Our first event was a success! Your flowers were unbelievable. We made a lot of $ and had fun doing it! Thank you so very much for your support. Sincerely, Randy, Mari Beth and Dennis – Take the Lead Dear Carol Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday flowers you sent to me today. What a sweetheart you are! I am going to leave these in the store and make sure everyone knows they’re from Botanicals!

Thanks a million,

– Claudia


Thanks again to you and Botanicals LLC for your sponsorship of our Luau Event in Pinehurst.

 – Ian – Equality of North Carolina

Dear Carol,

Thank you for making “Christmas in the Pines” spectacular! The countless hours you spent designing and decorating the Great Room created an atmosphere of incredible beauty and elegance. You transformed a lovely room into a magical, breathtaking place. Your talents and generosity helped make the Boyd home a true showpiece. Your decorations, floral creations and décor garnered multiple compliments. People are still talking about your work – you must be so proud. The Women of Weymouth thank you also for the wonderful floral demonstration. Thank you again for being an integral part of this special event. Please extend our thanks also to your terrific staff.

– Cynthia and Jean

Dear Carol,

I’m writing on behalf of our ladies from the Village Chapel who helped with the reception for our retiring head pastor, Glenn Miller. The vases you loaned us looked so beautiful on the tables with various greens and white roses. It was a “black and white” evening and thanks to you the vases on each table were perfect! What a very kind thing for you to offer and allow us to use them. Thank you again; we truly appreciate your kindness.

Sylvie and Carolyn – The Village Chapel

Dear Carol Dowd,

As a student of the O’Neal School I would like to thank you for donating the flower arrangement. Your donation makes a huge impact on the O’Neal School. Thank you so much.


John – the 8th grade

Dear Carol,

Many thanks for your excellent presentation at the library. The feedback has been very positive. We noticed many ladies taking notes. Thanks again, Lucy – The Tufts Archives Dear Carol and Lynda, Thank you so much for making the Military Ladies Luncheon so much fun for all! Speaking for myself, I learned so much from you, thanks for that. You are truly a professional. As always, Fondly. Juanita. Dear Carol, What a great program! Thanks for coming to our meeting on Monday. We all enjoyed your presentation. Loved it all, especially the rose topiary. We’ll make good use of all the “tips” and many of us plan on giving an arrangement an “old college try”. Thank you from all of us. Sincerely, Barbara, Program Chairman. Dear Carol, Thank you so much for speaking to our PEO group on Feb 22nd. We were all inspired to make a floral arrangement. There were many comments on how talented you are. Sincerely, Darlene. Dear Carol, The Sandhills Horticultural Society and College Staff join me in thanking you for participating in the Green Summit. Your demonstration of fruit, veggies and flower arranging was a big hit with everyone attending. Sincerely, Dolores. Dear Carol, Thank you for giving the PEO membership an enjoyable and educational treat to the world of plants and flowers! You certainly have a wonderful gift and hope to see you in your store. Keep presenting! Sincerely, Mary. Dear Carol, Thank you for doing the program for the Garden Club of the Sandhills and my house. It was a highlight of my birthday and I am still enjoying the beautiful arrangements. I have moved them around. You presented your very up to date information to us in a relaxed and cheerful manner.


– Nancy

Dear Carol Dowd,

I must send to you my thoughts of the bounteous as well as beautiful arrangement of flowers you created for Andy’s service. To me, flowers are silent messengers of whatever emotion is intended, and these spoke clearly of what I had asked for. But, just as importantly, the love and joy you import to your creations. Thank you for helping to express our sorrow,


– Georganne

Dearest Botanicals, Care of Carol,

Just a note to let you know how much I loved the beautiful flowers my husband sent me from you on Valentine’s Day. As always they were fabulous, thank you. Most Fondly, Sandy Dear Beth and Carol, What a beautiful arrangement. It sits in a prominent place in my office. Bless you – Have a joyous Christmas. Jim. Thank you for all you do. The flowers were more than we could have imagined.

– Deborah and Kim

Dear Carol,

Just wanted to thank you so much for the magnificent birthday flowers. They really added to the party and they lasted until yesterday! Hope all is well, talk with you soon.

Love you,

– Suzanne

Ms Dowd

Thank you for the lovely flowers you did for me for my sister, Shirley’s memorial service on September 6th. I am glad I followed the family there to order my flowers. I was especially heartened to see the Bells of Ireland. Thank you for your courtesy and professionalism.

– Vicky

Dear Carol,

This is a note to thank you for the beautiful arrangement of Orchids and Pussy Willows which you did for our rehearsal dinner. When I went into the dining room at Longleaf that evening, the flowers were breathtaking. Our guests were very taken with the beauty of the arrangement and also enjoyed them the next day at The Jefferson Inn. Thank you for your part in making such a special weekend for Amy and Billy. All of the flowers were spectacular. Good Luck with your upcoming marriage,


– Ida


Thank you very much for taking the time out of your day to meet with me. As one of my family’s favorite florist, I would not hesitate to send business your way. I look forward to working with you in the near future. Ashley. Carol, The flower arrangement was wonderful – so original and so “Botanicals”. The colors were perfect with my spring “tablescope”. I am sure I would be as proud as your Mother if you were my daughter.

– Anne

Carol and the Botanicals Staff,

Your work is awesome! This note is long overdue. Our November 15th wedding was absolutely gorgeous! The bouquet you made me was breathtaking! Everyone kept complimenting the flowers. You did such a fabulous job of combining the right flowers together to create the perfect fall mix for our bouquets and boutonnieres. The flowers gave every picture a “pop”. Thank you so much for all the hard work, the time and planning that went into making my wedding flowers so beautiful! I’m so thankful we trusted Botanicals to make our day so special.

– Kelli

Thank you so much for replacing my Anniversary flowers. I really appreciate you standing behind your product. The arrangements were and are BEAUTIFUL.

– Glenn and Tami


The flowers were beautiful and very abundant. More than expected, we got many compliments. The roses still look good,


Dear Carol,

Just a quick note to thank you for doing such a beautiful job on our wedding flowers and the arrangements for the birth of our son. I enjoyed them for weeks! Sandi Dear Carol, Thank you so much for the beautiful arrangements you and your staff created for Bill Barnhart’s family. They were perfect! You are all so talented and do such beautiful work.

– George, Lynn and family

Dear Carol,

Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers. They really added so much to my wedding. Your extra touch really made things beautiful. We really appreciate your hard work. Our bouquets were beautiful and went so well with our dresses. You truly have a gift from God.


– Randi and Jason

Dear Carol,

WOW! That is really the only word I can find to describe the beauty of the flowers at Jennie’s wedding. The colors and variety of plants were fabulous. In addition to the flowers at Weymouth the bouquets were perfect. Jennie let out the loudest squeal of “perfect” when she saw her bouquet. The colors and choices of flowers were exactly what she wanted. Thank you for everything, Beth. Thanks for your great floral design works. My friends and acquaintances truly enjoy receiving these gifts. Even makes me look great!

Thanks again,

– Eileen

Dear Beth and Carol,

I can’t thank you enough for the stunning flowers you sent to my Dad’s service. They are beautiful. Your caring concern helped us bear the huge hole left by Dad’s passing.

Thank you so much,

– Robyn and James

We have wonderful new artists in the Gallery! I think you are a wonderful artist – using flowers instead of paints.

Best Wishes,

– Judy

Dear Carol,

Thank you so much for the lovely, living flower arrangement. It was nice to have flowers at the visitation and burial service as my Dad loved flowers. Carol, you did a beautiful job on the spray and MOR arrangement. I think Dad would have liked the uniqueness of this piece and it made friends and family smile thinking of my Dad.

Thanks again for all your kindness,

– Kathy

Ladies of Botanicals,

I ordered a bouquet of flowers yesterday afternoon for my friend, who has a relatively incurable illness. You outdid yourselves. The flowers were exceptional and their vase had my friend rapturous. Thank you for making her day – which made my day for sure! I don’t have many occasions for flowers anymore, but you will certainly be my first thought for a top drawer florist in future.

– Joe

Dear Carol,

I wanted to drop you a quick note letting you know how impressed I was with the flowers Botanicals sent over yesterday. They were utterly amazing. I hope you got a picture for your files. I can tell you that I took one for our newest additions baby book. Best wishes, Rennie. I am writing to thank you for preparing the flowers for the altar at Emmanuel Episcopal Church this past Tuesday. They were so beautiful, and the single white rose that was placed with my friends ashes was the most beautiful I have ever seen. You made the day as special a one as I hoped it would be and I thank you. Sue. Dear Carol, Thank you so much for the beautiful orchid acknowledging my father’s death. I still have it in my office where I will keep it as a remembrance. You are so very kind.

Thank you,

– Andie

I encourage you to volunteer and get to know all of the wonderful floral artists in AIFD who share your enthusiasm and passion for design. Membership for me has been an amazing experience. I look forward to congratulating you in person at the Kansas City Symposium!

– Tina – AIFD – President Elect

Dear Carol,

I just heard your good news! Congratulations on attaining AIFD status. This is a great accomplishment for you – all of us in North Carolina are proud of you!


– Michael

I knew you could do it but I’m so proud of you anyway.


– Beth

Congratulations on your success in AES. Looking forward to seeing you in Kansas City.

– From Board of Directors and friends in the Southern Chapter AIFD

Dear Carol,

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and look forward to your inductions in Kansas City. We also look forward to welcoming you to the Southern family.

All the Best,

– John AIFD – Southern Chapter National Board Rep

Dear Carol,

Congratulations, The AIFD website picture of you receiving your pin is great. I hope you enjoyed your time in Kansas City.

All the best,

– Pat


Congratulations! I just heard you have been accepted into AIFD – wonderful news.

– Pat

Dear Carol,

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment – your induction into AIFD! How exciting and what a honor! We are so proud to have another North Carolina NCSFA florist achieve that great distinction. I am so thrilled to have you presenting a program at our Convention this year. I am looking forward to your show and to seeing you in a couple of weeks.

Best Wishes,

– Cindy


Congratulations on your very successful AES. You did what you set out to do and you should be very proud of your accomplishment. It will be wonderful to have you walk across the stage in Kansas City to receive your pin and join our family.

– Tom


On behalf of National Board, congratulations on your accomplishment! We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City.

– Ann – Secretary

Dear Carol,

Congratulations! Welcome to your AIFD family! I am so proud of your accomplishment, what a welcome addition to our group. See you in Kansas City!


– Mary, National Director at Large

Congratulations on your achievement. Welcome to AIFD.

– From your friends in Southern Chapter

Dear Carol,

Congratulations on passing AES. We look forward to your induction in Kansas City in ‘09


– Sharon – Vice President of AIFD


Congratulations on being elected our Retail director for the NCSFA Board – We know that you will do a great job to help our industry survive and grow.

Loved your show!!!

 – Curtis Flower Farm – Jerry and Cathy


Congratulations on your successful AES! I look forward to your induction in Kansas City.

Best Wishes,

 – Franklin


Congratulations on passing your AES. We look forward to your induction and becoming a part of the Southern Chapter AIFD family. See you in July.

– Robyn – AIFD – Southern Chapter Board Member

Dear Carol,

The members of the Boys and Girls Homes of NC thank you again for your generous Silent Auction Basket for our annual Luncheon. It was beautiful and well received! We had over 200 guests and I’m happy to say we made close to $10,000 through generous people like you!

Thanks again, Sincerely,

– Betty – Chair

Dear Carol,

Thank you for the beautiful Basket you donated to our Boys and Girls Homes of NC Luncheon. It went over big! Our guess is that we made $10,000 Monday. Thanks for helping us make some of that Money. My best wishes to you always for the “best” business ever!


– Betty – “Chair”


My personal thanks for decorating the Turf Club and for being so generous with your contributions to our CHP Events.


– Donna V

Dear Carol,

On behalf of the Carolina Horse Park and the Faudree family, thank you so much for your generous support of the Antigua retirement Ceremony. The bouquets were perfect and blanket of flowers was amazing! Thank you so very much again for the work you had to put into the preparation of all! Botanicals is the best –

Kind Regards,

– Jane

Dear Carol,

Last year I was fortunate to purchase “Flowers each Month” that you gave to the Habitat for Humanity’s Gala. What a joy they were each time I received the beautiful bouquet. This year I did not bid because a friend I had invited to the Gala wanted them badly…….. She is thrilled!

– Janet


Thank you so much for your donation of a Botanicals Gift Certificate for our Aug. 29th Event. Your contribution helped make the night a success! Warmest regards, Amanda – Women Build Committee. Carol, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Your generosity amazes me and we are so grateful for your willingness to help us with our Spring Gala. The carnations made a huge impact! Thanks again for supporting Habitat.

With Gratitude,

 – Amanda

Dear Carol and Botanicals,

Thank you for donating to this year’s Hunt Ball. The Orchid arrangement was beyond incredible. We appreciate your generous support. Sincerely, Danielle Dear Carol, Thank you so much for the gorgeous Orchid Basket. As usual it was the prettiest donation and really dressed up the Auction Room.

Thanks again,

– Jean Rae

Dear Carol,

Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful Orchid Basket you gave to the Hunt Ball Auction. You are so generous every year, we couldn’t do it without you.

Thank you again,

– Corinne, Jean Rae and Danielle.

Dear Carol,

On behalf of the Moore County Hounds, we thank you for placing an advertisement in the 78th Hunter Trail Program. Our sincere hope is that you get higher visibility and your ad will be of benefit to you. We appreciate your support and thank you once again!!

Thank you. Sincerely,

– Lin and Martha

Upcoming Holidays

Special holidays are a busy time for us, please order early so we can create the perfect arrangement for you.

Carol Dowd, AIFD, CPF

Carol Dowd is the owner of Botanicals Fabulous Flowers and Events located near Southern Pines, North Carolina. Carol’s interest in floral design was inspired by her father whose family has owned and operated a landscape design and nursery businesses spanning four generations. Carol has 20 years of professional experience working in the florist industry and is well known for her innovative and unique floral designs. 

Carol is a Certified Professional Florist® and is an accredited member of the prestigious American Institute of Floral Design (AFID). Presently, she is serving as a Board Member of the Southern Chapter of AIFD. Carol is a current member and has served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina State Florists Association (NCSFA). She is an active speaker and workshop provider for local, state, and regional garden clubs and florist conventions, with great gardens that are in other times used for other activities as archery practice with the use of the laser range finder on their bows. Carol is a regular program provider for the NCSFA Annual Convention, North Carolina Museum of Art, and the James Boyd Christmas House at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities.   

When Carol is not working or sharing her knowledge and love of flowers and plants with others she enjoys showing horses and dogs, ballroom dancing, and spending time with her family.



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