Joe Comer Named 2016 Festival of Flowers Show Designer

The Providence Hospital Foundation’s 23rd annual Festival of Flowers will feature a new show designer this year. Joe Comer, ASLA, founder of Espalier Landscape Architecture, has designed various exhibits at the show, but this will be his first as show designer and landscape architect of the largest outdoor flower show in the Southeast.

This year’s festival, “Taking Flight to a World of Gardens,” will be held March 10-13 on the campus of Providence Hospital. Creative interpretations of landscape and architectural designs unique to the area will be featured among the more than eight acres of exhibit space.

The Festival of Flowers will feature new venues, as well as the return of some visitor favorites, including Designer Tablescapes, Floral Design Showcase and the World of Flowers exhibit.

Comer will draw from his more than 16 years of landscape design experience that spans residential and commercial projects, both here along the Gulf Coast and in Atlanta, to design this year’s show.

Though well-versed in environmental design and landscape construction, Comer was driven by his passion for landscape design to open his own firm, Espalier Landscape Architecture. The firm’s diverse portfolio includes: residential gardens and hardscapes, retail/shopping and commercial developments, park planning and design, sports fields and institutional projects.

A member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Comer is active in the Fairhope community, serving on Fairhope’s Committee On Public Art (COPA) and the Fairhope Sailing Foundation. He also resides in Fairhope with his wife and two children.