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Alaric Flower Design

42 W. 56th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-208-3794;

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

Emily Thompson Flowers

142 Beekman St., at Front St.; 212-887-1384;

Sculptor turned florist Thompson stuffs her tiny studio with heaps of foraged material 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 designs everything from kaleidoscopic swirls to understated, hand-tied bouquets, with styles ranging from tropical centerpieces to Asian-inspired designs. Bear in mind that this isn’t really a place for browsing; most of the action takes place in back, where orders get filled. $$$


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. $$$ (eco-friendly / consulting services)

Holiday Flowers and Plants

118 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-675-4300;

This florist has a full selection of orchids, ficus, and ferns. Should you prefer to rent rather than buy, it has palms, topiaries, and even an ivy wall available. $$$

Lindsey Taylor Design


Back in 1996, Taylor was Martha Stewart’s right-hand flower consultant at Martha Stewart Living. Later she struck out on her own to work on private gardens, floral styling for homes, and other specialty projects. $$$$

LMD New York

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

Floral and event designer Lewis Miller is trained in horticulture and landscape, and 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)

Michael George

5 Tudor City Pl., nr. 41st St.; 212-883-0304;

To achieve George’s 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

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

Miho Kosuda is the fashion world’s “It” florist—her client list includes Anna Wintour, Manolo Blahnik, and Isaac Mizrahi. Her style? Simple yet lush. The Victorian bouquet, an arrangement made to look like one single rose, is fashioned from almost 50 roses. $$$$ (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. $

Ronaldo Maia Flowers

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

In addition to floral design, Maia also creates decorative vases and accessories, including one-of-a-kind pieces adorned with stamps from around the globe. His elegant floral arrangements have graced the tables of high-society parties, and Maia himself 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. $$$$


31 Hanson Pl., nr. St. Felix St., Fort Greene; 718-852-6053;

This welcoming spot is artfully arranged with vases of flowers and hand-painted gifts from the owners’ travels to Argentina and France. Seasonal floral offerings range from $1 single blooms to lush $15 stalks of hydrangeas. $$


147 Van Dyke St., nr. Van Brunt St., Red Hook; 718-624-2929;

At this celebrated shop, Sarah Ryhanen uses unusual stems like hellebores to create plucky arrangements with an organic feel. She and fellow florist Nicolette Owen offer themed flower-arranging classes through their side business, Little Flower School. $$$


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