Meet Lucinda Bray, Landscape Visionary and 2021 Rising Stars Fab 4
Lucinda Bray | Age 39
Owner of Floralis Garden Design
For Lucinda Bray, getting her hands dirty has always been her favorite way to play. It was at a very young age that her dairy farmer dad instilled in her a faith and love for growing things, and now, that deep-rooted respect for the outdoors is something she carries with her through her success as a landscape architect and owner of Floralis Garden Design.
What inspires you in this industry?
Plants have always been a large part of my life. I always knew I wanted to be outdoors, anything with plants or animals, and now, the thing I like most about my career are the people and places that I encounter along the way. Each person and every place has its own story, and sometimes I’m even lucky enough to get to leave my mark.
How do you give back to the community?
In the past nine years, Floralis has made both monetary donations, as well as donations of time and materials to local charities, youth 4-H clubs and local civic organizations. We understand the value of community and hope that through the success of our business, we will be fortunate to continue to support the community around us.
What advice would you give to others starting out in the home industry?
Be open-minded and never be afraid to get your hands dirty. Accept responsibilities and challenges in a can-do manner and remember that every situation posed to you, both good and bad, will be a learning situation that you’ll inevitably draw on later in your career.
What are you passionate about in your own home?
The garden, of course! I LOVE my vegetable garden. I guess that’s truly my ‘farmer’s daughter’ trait coming out! I’ve also recently started designing and developing cast stone garden planters. The Trust Stone Collection is made up of seven different container designs, each named for one of my cows (past 4-H projects and pets that we had on the dairy farm when I was growing up).