Takako Matsui (T.)

Graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tokyo. While working at a flower arrangement shop, garden center, and landscaping company, she held seminars on herbs and workshops on making bouquets from garden plants. Currently in New Jersey, she takes orders for bouquets and arrangements, gives lessons in fresh and dried flowers, and introduces edible flowers.

She is a garden coordinator for the Japan Gardening Society, and plans to obtain the New York Botanical Garden floral designer certification.

In 2016, she began offering workshops and other activities as Garden Fondly. She won the Festa Award at the Tsukuba Kenkyu Gakuen Flower Festa Container Garden Contest. She made guest appearances at Radio Tsukuba in 2017 and 2018 to talk about how to enjoy edible flowers. In January 2019, she held an exhibition "Calligraphy and Flowers" at the Consulate General of Japan Gallery in New York, where she exhibited her dried flower works; in February, she exhibited her dried flower works at the Paramus Public Library.

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