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Alaric Flower Design

42 W. 56th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-308-3794;

Alaric often incorporates elements like eggplants, ginger, and pears to add intrigue to otherwise monochromatic arrangements. Its experts assist with installation and maintenance and can set up planters and gardens on your rooftop terrace. $$-$$$ (consulting services)

Carmona Design + Events


This full-service design firm, led by Andrés Saavedra and Mary Krueger, can handle every aspect of an event of any scale, from the flowers to the furnishings to the music. $$$

Emily Thompson Flowers

142 Beekman St., at Front St.; 212-882-1384;

Sculptor turned florist Thompson stuffs her tiny studio with heaps of foraged materials like branches, fruit, foliage, twigs, and wild ferny bouquets. Her designs are ideal for those seeking rustic arrangements that last from week to week. $$–$$$


51 Beach St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-941-0021;

Floratech specializes in high-quality roses from the Netherlands and a wide variety of orchids. It creates everything from kaleidoscopic swirls to understated, hand-tied bouquets, with styles ranging from tropical centerpieces to Asian-inspired designs. $$$ (consulting services)


1 W. 19th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-266-0891;

When the Takashimaya department store closed its doors in 2010, the floral department branched out on its own, developing classic bouquets and avant-garde designs as Florisity. With a farm in Sullivan County 80 miles north of the city, the atelier is committed to organic and eco-friendly practices. $$$


120 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave., third fl.; 212-727-7090;

Owner Priscilla Schaefer custom-designs and hand-crafts swanky arrangements using flowers from her award-winning gardens and greenhouses. Her lush and wild combinations of texture and color make her a favorite among discerning clients. $$$ (ecofriendly / consulting services)

Kat Flower

Brooklyn’s Kathleen Hyppolite—a former event planner—approaches floral design as she would food: using fresh, seasonal elements to create personal, organic, and thoughtful arrangements. Hyppolite is available for all types of events, from intimate parties to grand weddings. $$$

La Fleur d’Harlem

203 W. 144th St., nr. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.; 646-850-5973;

This uptown institution is known for rich and unexpected arrangements crafted from the most traditional of blossoms. The inventory is exhaustive, though of special note is a lush selection of orchids of every variety. $$$

Lewis Miller Design

441 E. 12th St., nr. Ave. A; 212-614-2734;

Floral and event designer Lewis Miller is trained in horticulture and landscaping. His studio does work for fashion, publishing, and interior-design firms, as well as for private events, be they weddings or ten-person dinner parties. $$$ (consulting services)


19 E. 76th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-774-7676;

Olivier is a master of the grand arrangement for private clients and restaurateurs, as well as of smaller bouquets that celebrate the beauty of one type of flower massed in original ways. $$$

Michael George

197 Ave. B, nr. 12th St.; 212-883-0304;

To achieve this shop’s signature graphic, monochromatic look, stems are shaped with dazzling precision and set into clear, sandblasted, or black-glass vases. Walk-in customers are sometimes deterred by the hefty minimums for gift orders, but if you want something on the spot, consider the classic, best-selling white-rose arrangement for $100. $$$

Miho Kosuda, Ltd.

310 E. 44th St., nr. Second Ave., Ste. B; 212-922-9122

Kosuda is the fashion world’s “It” florist, with a client list that includes Anna Wintour, Manolo Blahnik, and Isaac Mizrahi. Her style is simple yet lush: The Victorian bouquet, a wedding arrangement made to look like a single rose, is fashioned from almost 50 blooms. $$$$ (by appointment only)

Petal by Pedal

Founder and florist Kate Gilman sources her elegantly rustic blooms from local farms and urban gardens, then (as the company name suggests) delivers her sustainable arrangements to clients’ doorsteps by bicycle.$


91 Chrystie St., nr. Grand St.; 212-924-7873;

Ovando specializes in statement bouquets that look sculptural, dramatically incorporating the entire flower, stems and all. $$$

Ronaldo Maia Flowers

1143 Park Ave., nr. 91st St.; 212-288-1049;

In addition to floral design, Maia also creates decorative vases and accessories, some one-of-a-kind. His elegant floral arrangements have graced the tables of high-society parties, and Maia is a frequent lecturer at botanical symposia.$$$

Ron Wendt Design

245 W. 29th St., nr. Eighth Ave., fifth fl.; 212-290-2428;

Principals Wendt and Philip MacGregor create custom floral designs that play off a space’s existing décor. After an at-home consultation, they select flowers and colors that bring a space to life, often taking inspiration from current design trends. $$$-$$$$ (by appointment only / consulting services)


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