Angela Mandigo’s love for foliage blossomed during childhood, when visits to her grandparent’s home in Minnesota included hours working side-by-side with her grandmother in her extensive garden. Angela, born in Knoxville, TN, had originally envisioned a career in Hotel or Restaurant Management. She graduated from University of Tennessee with a Bachelors degree in Business and Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism and moved to Hilton Head Island in 1989 to pursue management at Damon’s Rib Restaurant and The Old Oyster Factory.
CIRCLE OF LIFE
In May of 1998, Angela founded Circle Of Life with the intentions of building wreaths with living succulents and flowers. She never expected Circle Of Life to expand so vastly, as the business grew to include interior and exterior plant/flower design and maintenance.
Angela saw another opportunity for expansion as Circle Of Life began providing foliage for corporate events, conventions and weddings. She pursued higher education in horticulture at the Technical College of the Low Country and received her certificate in Floriology.
“MY LOVE OF FLOWERS IS TRULY A GIFT FROM MY WONDERFUL GRANDPARENTS.”
Gardenias Event Floral was created in April of 2012. Gardenias arranges fresh cut flowers for events and corporate functions. Angela loves both her businesses deeply, and says her favorite part is working with her creative team members to provide the best arrangements and packages for her clients.