February 2, 2012
The photographs in David Lachapelle's latest series 'Earth Laughs in Flowers,’ about to go on display at the Fred Torres Gallery in Chelsea beginning February 23, cast the traditional art of floral arranging in a whole new light. At first, they look like traditional Flemish still life paintings, but look a little closer, and a little closer still. Disturbing, engrossing, and freakishly beautiful, I can’t wait to see them in their full, overwhelming glory.~AR
via Design Boom.

The photographs in David Lachapelle's latest series 'Earth Laughs in Flowers,’ about to go on display at the Fred Torres Gallery in Chelsea beginning February 23, cast the traditional art of floral arranging in a whole new light. At first, they look like traditional Flemish still life paintings, but look a little closer, and a little closer still. Disturbing, engrossing, and freakishly beautiful, I can’t wait to see them in their full, overwhelming glory.~AR

via Design Boom.

January 30, 2012
Grace Bonney introduces us to a talented new Brooklyn florist on Design*Sponge: Ariel Dearie. The flower and plant combinations she uses are really unusual. Check out the full post for larger pictures of these pretty little arrangements.

Grace Bonney introduces us to a talented new Brooklyn florist on Design*Sponge: Ariel Dearie. The flower and plant combinations she uses are really unusual. Check out the full post for larger pictures of these pretty little arrangements.

January 5, 2012
Sarah and Nicolette, the floral virtuosi behind the Little Flower School and popular NYBG instructors, are featured in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine. But that’s not all. As an added bonus, Martha Stewart’s At Home in the Garden blog did a Q&A with some of the students featured in the spread (who just happen to be some of our very favorite bloggers!). Check out the beautiful floral arrangements that these ladies were able to create after just one class, and you’ll probably feel inspired too.
So, I guess it’s a very good thing that we have a class in Manhattan coming up with these very talented ladies! On February 21 at our Midtown Center, Sarah and Nicolette will be teaching a class all about one of the most beautiful, alluring, dare I say … Victorian, of winter flowers, the anemone. The class will teach basic floral arranging techniques culminating in an opulent display to take home that may also include dainty ranunculus, daring amaryllis, and cheery citrus. Sign-up soon though. Space is limited, and going fast. I think you can see why! ~AR

Sarah and Nicolette, the floral virtuosi behind the Little Flower School and popular NYBG instructors, are featured in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine. But that’s not all. As an added bonus, Martha Stewart’s At Home in the Garden blog did a Q&A with some of the students featured in the spread (who just happen to be some of our very favorite bloggers!). Check out the beautiful floral arrangements that these ladies were able to create after just one class, and you’ll probably feel inspired too.

So, I guess it’s a very good thing that we have a class in Manhattan coming up with these very talented ladies! On February 21 at our Midtown Center, Sarah and Nicolette will be teaching a class all about one of the most beautiful, alluring, dare I say … Victorian, of winter flowers, the anemone. The class will teach basic floral arranging techniques culminating in an opulent display to take home that may also include dainty ranunculus, daring amaryllis, and cheery citrus. Sign-up soon though. Space is limited, and going fast. I think you can see why! ~AR

November 22, 2011
Design*Sponge’s truly excellent “Flowers A-Z" series concludes with the sublimely beautiful Zantedeschia, more commonly known as the calla lily. We’re sad to see this interesting, informative, and instructive series go, but it was a beautiful ride!

Design*Sponge’s truly excellent “Flowers A-Z" series concludes with the sublimely beautiful Zantedeschia, more commonly known as the calla lily. We’re sad to see this interesting, informative, and instructive series go, but it was a beautiful ride!

June 10, 2011
Great review of the most recent Little Flower School class at the Garden from Apartment Therapy blogger Annie Werbler. The next class is September 11 at the Garden, and it’s filling up fast!

Great review of the most recent Little Flower School class at the Garden from Apartment Therapy blogger Annie Werbler. The next class is September 11 at the Garden, and it’s filling up fast!

June 6, 2011
If you can’t beat them, enjoy them … Weeds that is! Karen Orlando of the blog Outside Now has turned the banes of many a gardener’s existence into this delicate little bouquet. Brava!

If you can’t beat them, enjoy them … Weeds that is! Karen Orlando of the blog Outside Now has turned the banes of many a gardener’s existence into this delicate little bouquet. Brava!

June 5, 2011
Do you have one of these old time jelly strainers laying around your house? Why not make it into a country kitsch planter for some cherry summer flowers? This awesome DIY from Design*Sponge is simple, thrifty and pretty. And if you don’t have one of these strainers just laying around, keep your eye peeled at garage sales. They’re often available for a song.

Do you have one of these old time jelly strainers laying around your house? Why not make it into a country kitsch planter for some cherry summer flowers? This awesome DIY from Design*Sponge is simple, thrifty and pretty. And if you don’t have one of these strainers just laying around, keep your eye peeled at garage sales. They’re often available for a song.

May 10, 2011
Schooling Manhattan

Did you know that we have an education facility in Manhattan just steps away from the New York Public Library and everyone’s favorite summertime al fresco movie theater, Bryant Park?

Well, we do! And we’re offering an amazing assortment of classes this spring and summer including Container Gardening 101, Beekeeping Basics, The Art of the Fragrant Bouquet (with the Little Flower School!), Plant Remedies for Weekend Warriors, Insect Identification and Management for Gardeners, The Language of Colors, Introduction to Plant Science, Sketching New York City’s Native Flora, Central Park’s Enduring Legacy, and so much more.

Classes are offered in the evenings, on weekends, and during the day, and Members receive a discount. So why not treat yourself to a little learning this summer? The New York Botanical Garden is New York City’s greatest garden. You deserve to learn from the best.

May 2, 2011
The New York Times trusts them to make beautiful things with deli flowers. The New York Botanical Garden trusts them to make beautiful things with cuttings from our gardens! And you can be part of it.
Three times over the course of this spring and summer, you have the chance to join  Sarah Ryhanen and Nicolette Owen, collectively known as The Little Flower School, as they teach courses here at the Garden and at our Midtown Manhattan Education Center. 
Sarah and Nicolette will teach you how to make dreamy, beautiful, modern floral arrangements that reflect the seasons and what you can find in your own garden or at the farmer’s market. Space is limited and the classes are nearly sold out, so secure your place in one of these exclusive new classes at The New York Botanical Garden!
May 18: The Art of the Fragrant Bouquet (in Midtown)
June 4: It Starts in the Garden, Late Spring (at the Garden)
September 11: It Starts in the Garden, Late Summer (at the Garden)

The New York Times trusts them to make beautiful things with deli flowers. The New York Botanical Garden trusts them to make beautiful things with cuttings from our gardens! And you can be part of it.

Three times over the course of this spring and summer, you have the chance to join Sarah Ryhanen and Nicolette Owen, collectively known as The Little Flower School, as they teach courses here at the Garden and at our Midtown Manhattan Education Center.

Sarah and Nicolette will teach you how to make dreamy, beautiful, modern floral arrangements that reflect the seasons and what you can find in your own garden or at the farmer’s market. Space is limited and the classes are nearly sold out, so secure your place in one of these exclusive new classes at The New York Botanical Garden!

May 18: The Art of the Fragrant Bouquet (in Midtown)

June 4: It Starts in the Garden, Late Spring (at the Garden)

September 11: It Starts in the Garden, Late Summer (at the Garden)


April 8, 2011
An ‘Outsider’ Blossom Upends the Flowerpot

Another dispatch from the floral design wilds of Brooklyn! Inspired? There are still some spots left in our classes with the ladies from the Little Flower School!

March 19, 2011
A little inspiration: the flower paintings of Henri Fantin-Latour.
Via Miss Moss.

A little inspiration: the flower paintings of Henri Fantin-Latour.

Via Miss Moss.

March 12, 2011

A gorgeous film about the struggle of the Cornish flower industry by artist Jyll Bradley.

(Source: frolic-blog.com)

March 3, 2011
What a gorgeous arrangement featuring beautiful begonias from our friend Sarah at Saipua.

What a gorgeous arrangement featuring beautiful begonias from our friend Sarah at Saipua.

January 19, 2011
A trio of utterly adorable table arrangements by Jessie at Rountree.

A trio of utterly adorable table arrangements by Jessie at Rountree.

January 3, 2011
What an unusual bridal bouquet! Cotton!
Originally from NYMag’s Wedding Guide.

What an unusual bridal bouquet! Cotton!

Originally from NYMag’s Wedding Guide.

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