The business was originally founded as the Johnson City Floral Company and later became Teilmann’s Florist and Greenhouses. Teilmann was very interested in floral design and after studying with a Cornell University professor, became a florist, running the shop in front of the greenhouse. When the John Sevier Hotel was built in the 1920’s, the greenhouse was moved to Oakland Avenue and the flower shop relocated to 318 E. Main Street.
In the 1940’s Bill Teilmann took over the operation of the greenhouse after studying floriculture at Illinois University. Anna Marie Teilmann became a floral designer in the shop with her father. The name Teilmann was synonymous with quality flowers and plants in Johnson City and the surrounding area for many years.
In 1988, with the encouragement of her family, Anna Marie opened her own business which she called Anna Marie’s Florist. She was soon joined in business by her son, Stephen. For over 2 decades, Stephen and his wife, Sue, continued running Anna Marie's Florist - a fourth generation family operated business.
Nearing the end of 2021, with the help of a mutual friend, Stephen and Sue were introduced to a young couple, Brandon and William. Brandon and William, both interested in the floral arts, carefully assumed responsibility for protecting and nurturing Anna Marie's Florist into the next phase of it's 130-year journey.
Are you ready to have Anna Marie's Florist help tell your story? We look forward to creating floral art that truly represents you.
Our namesake, Anna Marie
Anna Marie's Through the Ages
1911 - Johnson City Floral Company, later to become Teilmann's Florist & Greenhouse
Gunnar Teilmann's business card