About Whispering Pines

Beth Hundgen, Owner

Beth is a lifelong resident of the Westchester area and has been involved in the floral business since her teenage years. Her family has owned and operated Whispering Pines Florist and Garden Center in Somers since her father John Kuck founded the business in 1956. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Horticulture and Greenhouse Management from Colorado State University in 1981, shortly thereafter; she worked for Plant Specials in NYC and was responsible for interior plant designs for several NYC hotels. In 1985, she returned to her family's florist and nursery business in Somers where she worked until 2004 and remains an owner today. In May of 2004, she opened Whispering Pines Florist of Chappaqua. Although she enjoys all aspects of this industry, her passion is in floral design. Over the years, she has participated in design shows in Puerto Rico, FTD conventions and England where she has won many competitions. She was awarded designer of the year in 1986 with FTD.

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