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.

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231FDN210B 08/10 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN

Note the "location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, more...
231FDN300D 09/10 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Mele
MDTN

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The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical more...
224FDN302C 06/04 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Mele
MDTN

In just five weeks, you can complete all classroom credits toward the NYBG Certificate, so you can get started on your internship requirement ASAP. Working one-on-one with floral design professionals, you'll create dozens of arrangements in diverse styles for many more...
231FDN950 07/11 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
Woodson
Mele
Werber
Norman
Raimondi, CLP
Miura
NYBG

Spend an inspiring day honing your floral design and social media marketing skills! In the morning, craft a lush design in the Flemish style with a modern twist. Then, style still life vignettes using your arrangement and a variety of more...
231FDN318 07/30 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
Jamison
MDTN