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Artful Arrangements: Peony Perfusion, Design inspired by Constant MacRae

Event Details

Date: June 6, 2023
Time: 11:00 am
–1:00 pm

It is magic time in the garden with breathtaking peonies making their spring debut. We will create, with inspiration from our floral superstar, Constant Holley MacRae, a natural floral design style lush and romantic in composition. Glorious shades of pink peonies, royal queen Ann’s Lace and soft ranunculus will tumble over the sides of a glass container lined with heirloom ferns. Discussion for long-lasting and vibrant floral arrangements without chemicals or oasis will be explored.


Trish O’Sullivan

As one of New York City’s foremost names in floral design for the past 30 years, Master Florist, Emmy Award Winner and Eco-Friendly floral designer, Trish O’Sullivan brings her floral vision, attention to detail, exuberant love of flowers and extensive floral knowledge not only to her many prestigious commercial and private clients, but also to the classes and workshops she teaches.  Her presentation skills have enthralled and instructed hundreds of students and garden club members. Trish previously served as the Director of the New York Botanical Garden Floral Design Program, and is currently teaching Master Floral Design Classes at NYBG, New Canaan Nature Center, Silvermine Art Center, Bartlett Arboretum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Westport. Her acclaimed creative floral presentations at the New York Botanical Garden’s Annual Orchid Show have captivated audiences over the years with her extensive knowledge and lush and elegant floral designs. Trish’s floral signature is an artful blending of old world masters and contemporary concepts, wild meadows and refined English gardens. Her classes and floral presentations are seasonally oriented with organically grown floral material sourced locally and from around the world. Trish O’Sullivan’s creations include the living walls of the Emmy Award winning set of “The Nate Berkus Show,” the evocative floral designs for the set of “The Dr. Oz’s Show,” designs for the notable W Hotels, The Mark, The Alex, UN Plaza and Millennium Hotels in NY City, and commercial properties including One 57, 56 Leonard, 88/90 Lexington and the well-known A & D (Architect and Designer) Building.

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