Instructor: Barbara Mele

Barbara Mele
A native New Yorker, Barbara Mele has been a florist for 20+ years. She learned to love nature at a young age from her grandmother, who was a landscape architect and taught at Notre Dame University.

Barbara calls her personal design style "Urban Garden," which often showcases garden varieties in sleek urban vases. Her work can be seen at Gatherings Floral Design.

Classes by this instructor


Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from your local grocery store or farmers market, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee. more...
232FDN210A 10/05 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN
232FDN210B 11/30 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN
233FDN210C 02/08 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN
233FDN210D 03/21 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN

Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations.
233FDN300B 01/17 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
MDTN

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
232FDN302B 10/15 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
MDTN
233FDN302C 01/24 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
MDTN

Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
233FDN304B 01/31 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
MDTN

Our mini-intensive provides an accelerated way to complete the first three requirements in the NYBG Certificate Program. You'll work with industry professionals to gain the key skills needed to become a floral designer.
233FDN956 01/17 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
MDTN

Spend an inspiring day honing your floral design and social media marketing skills! In the morning, craft a bold and ornamental design in the Baroque style with a modern twist. Then, style still-life vignettes using your arrangement and a variety more...
232FDN350A 11/12 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
Jamison
NYBG
233FDN350B 02/04 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
Jamison
MDTN