Margot Shaw

Margot, the editor in chief of flower magazine, attributes her knowledge and appreciation of floral design to her former boss and mentor Sybil Sylvester, an esteemed florist in Birmingham, Alabama who has taught Margot the (garden) tools of the trade for the past four years. While working for Sybil in her downtown shop, Margot quickly learned to cultivate her aesthetic of floral design and nurture her appreciation for their healing properties.

Both a patron and participant in the arts, Margot studied Art History and Sociology at Hollins College in Virginia, Interior Design at the University of Texas and has an ongoing interest in photography. flower is her first foray into magazine publishing.


She is a native of Birmingham, Alabama who resides in her hometown with husband Gates.  She has three daughters, Hansell, Westcott and Elizabeth, two cats, Minuit and Jacques, and two dogs, Lancelot and Luce.