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


Although flowers are available in endless color variations, the creative practice of dying flowers has become popular among floral designers. Whether you are trying to achieve the elusive blue rose or an unusual color to draw the eye, dying flowers more...
244FDN466 06/24 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Mele
NYBG

The Floral Design Certificate Program at NYBG offers the most in-depth training in the region, covering every aspect of this creative art. We'll help you develop your own aesthetic, master the mechanics for any arrangement, and gain practical business skills, more...
251FDN950 07/08 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
Woodson
Mele
Jamison
Raimondi, CLP
Norman
Miura
NYBG

Spend an inspiring two days honing your floral design, photography and social media marketing skills! Each day, students will delve into a world of floral wonders and accompanying curiosities inspired by NYBG's Wonderland: Curious Nature exhibition. Floral designer & instructor more...
252FDN459 10/24 Th 10:00am-4:00pm Mele
Jamison
NYBG

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...
244FDN304 06/01 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Mele
NYBG

Design and create arrangements appropriate for the ceremony, season, and setting, including aisle and altar designs, pew arrangements, and banquet table centerpieces. Work with a remarkable array of flowers, foliage, and fabrics to create captivating garlands and columns. Discussions include more...
251FDN305B 09/07 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Mele
NYBG