Cleveland Turner was known as the ‘Flower Man’ and his folk art was internationally recognized. You may have seen Cleveland riding his bicycle around Houston. As a friend and mentor to me, his spirit and message of hope always lifted me to new heights, in a new direction. For this reason, Cleveland’s Flowers & Gardens was named after him, and our mission is uniquely simple — to take landscape in a new direction.
Alison O’Neil West has worked in all facets of both residential and commercial landscape design for over 20 years. She worked briefly as a Horticulturalist for Harris County and worked for the landscape architecture firm, Thompson + Hanson. Most recently, she managed the floral department at Central Market-Houston for over seven years, where she sourced wildflowers growers for the HEB-Central Market division and built the ‘Texas Grown’ brand.
She has strong relations with the non-profit community, and was recognized with life membership at the Greater Houston Partnership. There, she served as an Ambassador and co-chair of the Business to Business Committee. Organizations like the Junior League, the Texas France Art Alliance, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Memorial Park Conservancy turned to Alison and her Central Market staff to design centerpieces for fundraisers and galas. She has also consulted on destination weddings in Playa Del Carmen, Telluride, and Breckenridge, Colorado.
Her passion for design and the outdoors drive her to reach out to her community, where she teaches floral design classes and lectures at garden clubs in the greater Houston area.
Most recently, she was awarded recognition by Mayor Anise Parker and Keep Houston Beautiful, for designing the ‘Gratitude Garden’ at Freedom House for Women, a sober home for women with drug and alcohol addiction.