Yearly Archives: 2018

New York Botanical Garden Summer Intensives

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the New York Botanical Garden Adult Education Program today – and, more specifically, their accelerated Summer Intensives. If you’re looking for a career change or just want to further your education in Landscape Design, Gardening or Floral Design, you’ll want to check out the possibilities at NYBG. And don’t miss the special giveaway at the end of the post! Thank you to our friends at NYBG for your generosity!

Every summer, students from far and wide travel to the New York Botanical Garden to receive the core knowledge, hands-on training, and one-of-a-kind resources of their prestigious Adult Education Program. NYBG’s accelerated Summer Intensives allow students and career changers looking to pursue Landscape Design, Gardening, and Floral Design the opportunity to complete many Certificate course requirements in just a few weeks.

Gardening students are treated to three weeks of classes ranging from the Fundamentals of Gardening to Plants for Landscaping. Intensive graduates complete over 45% of all of the courses required to earn a Certificate, and build a foundational knowledge of the principles of environmentally sound gardening. Floral designers will work directly with industry professionals to create 40 different arrangements in a huge array of styles. In just five weeks, students will complete all course requirements for the NYBG Certificate, leaving only their portfolio submission and an internship to complete the program. They’ll also have a chance to visit the NY Flower Market and meet the vendors they could be working with once they’re in the
business themselves.

Landscape design students complete over 25% of the course requirements for an NYBG Certificate. This career-oriented program gives designers not only the design skills and confidence they need to start their own business, but also provides an incredible plant-focused foundation of the practice and its history. Outside of these accelerated programs built for career changers and knowledge seekers alike, the New York Botanical Garden also offers individual intensive classes in Botanical Art & Illustration and Horticultural Therapy.


Today, the New York Botanical Garden is giving BB readers a chance to win a pair of “All Garden Pass” tickets to visit the beautiful location where these intensives will take place. These passes give you access to NYBG’s 50 gardens, collections, and exhibitions any day between now and October 28, 2018.

To Enter:
For a chance to visit this beautiful place, simply leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random on Friday, June 22, 2018 at noon (CST). The winner will be announced on Botanical Brouhaha later that afternoon. All Garden Pass tickets are not eligible for use during the NYBG’s special evening events.

BB Podcast Episode 22: Morgan Anderson, Ph.D.

“If you are a florist and you’ve been practicing and you’re not a novice anymore, consider yourself an artist.”

-Morgan Anderson, Ph.D.

Today we’re sitting down with Morgan Anderson, owner of The Flori.Culture in Scottsdale, Arizona to discuss:

  • her research regarding the concept of floral design as an art form using flowers as medium
  • how managing flower studios sparked her pursuit of studying floral design as an art form
  • why some floral studio owners prefer hiring individuals with art backgrounds
  • the myriad of opportunities for careers within the floral industry

Links mentioned in Episode Twenty-Two:

Justine Milton Photography

Links of Interest:

 Website |Instagram| You Tube Pinterest

Macey S. Photography


Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Win the final seat in the ‘It Could Be You’ Workshop mentioned in today’s episode:

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BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

BB Podcast Episode 21: Kelly Marie Thompson

“Part of the reason my team and I always work so well together is because I know I still have a lot of things to learn as well.”

-Kelly Marie Thompson

Today we’re sitting down with Kelly Marie Thompson, owner of Fleur in Chicago, Illinois to discuss:

  • her start as a shop owner 16 years ago as a 22 year old recent college graduate
  • the wide range of merchandise offered at her flower/lifestyle boutique
  • the #1 seller at Fleur
  • how she balances retail and wedding work
  • how she’s successfully grown her staff over the years
  • what she looks for in a new team member
  • the pride she takes in owning a neighborhood boutique
  • the logistics of running two separate locations
  • what she believes to be two very important things to consider when owning a business
  • her hopes for the future of Fleur

Links mentioned in Episode Twenty-One:

Kyle John Photography

Links of Interest:

 Website |Instagram| Facebook | Pinterest


Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Upcoming Workshop mentioned in today’s episode:

Combined Design, Build & Business Workshop w/ Holly & Evan Chapple

Special BB Podcast Discount Code: Enter BB200 during registration to redeem your $200 workshop discount


BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee