Alameda County Fairgrounds
APRIL 4 – 7, 2024



Local and seasonal flowers; the future of event design? Thursday, April 4, 2024
11:00am - 12:00pm
Simple but impactful floral design Saturday, April 6, 2024
11:00am - 12:00pm
Designer's Challenge Saturday, April 6, 2024
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Max Gill

After receiving his degree in Environmental Science from UC Berkeley, Max Gill was compelled by more creative pursuits, eventually finding floral design the perfect medium as it seemed to him to draw from all of his greatest passions: gardening, sculpture, painting, and art and theater history.

Originally from upstate New York, Max has called the Bay Area home for over 40 years. Perhaps best known for his work at Chez Panisse where he has done the flowers for over 20 years, Max started Max Gill Design in 2005 and now offers full floral services for weddings, special events, and private clients.

Informed by natural process, Max’s work is distinguished by his reliance on specialty blooms and botanical rarities gleaned from local growers, his own formidable cut flower garden in East Oakland, and a long list of Bay Area nurseries.

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