Kris Bennett of KRISanthemums & Bennett Botanical Gardens-Hermiston, OR and Tri-Cities, WA

Photography by Sweet Life Photography, Hermiston, OR and Tri-Cities, WA

2521 (1)Kris operates a flower design studio and botanical gardens in Hermiston. She loves the changing seasons, which challenge and inspire her to keep innovating in the area of floral design. Her portfolio on Instagram @kriskrisanthemums shows her passion for flowers! I love her full-color-full-blooms approach to her designs as well as her use of less seen, beautiful flowers.

With over 17 years of flower design experience which includes working and designing on a 5 acre garden, Kris’s expertise and competence in designing florals for her clients is very unique and exceptional. Continued education to improve her design skills, her business and her overall creativity is vital to Kris. She feels providing excellent customer service as a small business owner is a priority.


Kris loves flowers! She belongs to the Portland Flower Market and Seattle Wholesale Growers Market-both have a central mission to promote local, seasonal and American grown flowers. “That is where my heart is,” she says, “creating beauty out of the ordinary is the challenge that motivates me.”

KRISanthemums has been featured in local, regional (Oregon Bride Magazine) and national magazines (Florists Review Magazine). Kris has traveled throughout the US designing flowers for weddings and events. She also makes local deliveries for any occasion, including: wedding flowers, corporate/business flowers, sympathy designs and occasion flowers. Packed within each of her unique designs is some form of garden element, which most often comes from her own Bennett Botanical Gardens. Within those gardens is a 5,000’ greenhouse where hanging baskets are raised. Place your order ahead(now) for those, they sell out fast.

Her studio offers design classes for Thanksgiving and Christmas centerpieces in Hermiston and at Anelare’ Winery in Benton City, Wa. Mention this ad and receive $5.00 off your class at Anelare’ Winery which is Sunday, November 19 at 1:00pm. RSVP please.

Consultations are offered for wedding flowers by appointment at the studio or your location. With over 5 acres of plants, trees, flowers, grass, water features and paver surfaces, the gardens are a beautiful location for those special outdoor events. Evenings and weekend appointments available to come to the gardens and schedule your event there.

You can reach Kris by filling out the information form on her website, as well as by E-mail: and call/text: (541) 571-2172.

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by writer Alicia Walters, contributor to print and digital magazines.

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