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Emily Thompson Flowers

57 Jay St., at Water St., Ste. 1A; 347-529-5145;

Sculptor turned florist Thompson stuffs her tiny studio with heaps of branches, fruit, feathers, twigs, and wild, ferny bouquets. $$$


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

You’ll find kaleidoscopic floral designs as well as understated, hand-tied bouquets, with styles ranging from elegant tropical centerpieces to Asian-inspired arrangements. Bear in mind this isn’t really a place for browsing; most of the action takes place in back, where orders get filled. $$$



Designer Marie Weilman brings Southern flair to the colorful floral arrangements she creates for weddings and events. A favorite of Donna Karan, Weilman also works with private and corporate clients. $$$


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

Owner Priscilla Schaefer is known for her wild combinations of textures and colors, such as purple with celadon or green with apricot. Word-of-mouth has spread far: She once filled a Saudi Arabian palace with flowers for the royal family’s 3,000-guest wedding—so she can easily handle swanky arrangements to help your apartment come alive. $$$


103 Hoyt St., nr. Pacific St., Boerum Hill; 718-797-3628;

There are plants of all kinds, plus high-end, aesthetically pleasing tools and accessories, including Felco implements, Guy Wolff and Campo de’ Fiori terra-cotta pottery, and glass découpage accessories from John Derian. $$

Holiday Flowers and Plants

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

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

Lindsey Taylor Design


Back in 1996, Taylor was Martha Stewart’s right-hand flower gal at Martha Stewart Living. Since then, she has ventured 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. Hefty minimums for gift orders of Italian blue Muscari or the shop’s classic, best-selling white-rose arrangement tend to deter walk-in customers, but on-the-spot bouquets can be arranged from a seasonal stock of flowers. $$$

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)

Polux Fleuriste

248 Mott St., nr. Prince St.; 347-767-6780;

Bouquets from this Mott Street florist are extraordinarily fresh and arrive wrapped in appealingly homey paper, stained wet from the stems. Basically, a bit of country in the city—except that they deliver. $$$

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. $$$$


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;

Sarah Ryhanen uses unusual stems like phalaenopsis and cymbidiums to create youthful arrangements with an organic feel. She and her fellow florist chum Nicolette Owen offer themed flower-arranging classes through their side business, Little Flower School. $$$

Simone Shubuck

Having first made her name as the in-house florist for Mario Batali’s Babbo, Shubuck now customizes seasonal arrangements that look effortlessly chic for clients like the Standard Hotel and Narciso Rodriguez. $$$ (by appointment only)


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