Crosby the Cat Francisco Botero Sculpture at Crosby Street Hotel, with flowers by Lewis MIller Design.
In 2020, a city-wide festival of flowers will be coming to New York City, called L.E.A.F. In anticipation, the organization has put on a two-day pop up flower show in ten locations in Manhattan with the hashtag #NYFlowerWeek. Make sure to check out the beautiful blooms placed between Soho and Washington Heights. Some of the stunning flowers are interwoven within sculptures while others stand as breathtaking art installations. Today is the last day, and we’ve updated below the locations as they get taken down.
Here is a rundown of the location of the stunning blooms:
- Plaza de Las Americas: 175th Street and Broadway (Designed by Cape Lily)
- La Ligne: 996 Madison Avenue (designed by Lewis Miller Design)
- Atlas at Rockefeller Center: 630 Fifth Avenue (Designed by Lewis Miller Design)
- The Flatiron Plaza: intersection of 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway (Designed by Kelsea Olivia Gaynor) [No longer there]
- FlowerSchool New York: 213 West 14th Street (designed by Calvert Crary)
- Aesop Nolita: 232 Elizabeth Street (Designed by Aesop Nolita) [No longer there]
- Alamo at Astor Place: 149-179 East 8th Street (Designed by Lewis Miller Design) [No longer there]
- Crosby the Cat Francisco Botero Sculpture at Crosby Street Hotel: 79 Crosby Street (Designed by Lewis Miller Design)
- Afternoon Tea~ A Collection of Floral Inspired Pastries: 79 Crosby Street (Designed by Crosby Street Hotel x Lewis Miller Design)
- Joe’s Jeans: 83 Mercer Street (Designed by B floral)
Moira Breslin the founder of L.E.A.F. states that the purpose of the festival is to bring people to appreciate the natural beauty of nature, which can be particularly difficult when living in the bustling, fast-paced city of New York City. The New York Festival of Flowers which will take place in June 2020 has been in the process of making for five years, and the L.E.A.F. Flower Show is currently kicking off this festival.
At Rockefeller Center, by Lewis Miller Design
Known for his flower flashes, Lewis Miller of Lewis Miller Design has designed for clients Bergdorf Goodman, CFDA, Estée Lauder, Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera and Tiffany & Co. Miller uses leftover blooms from events that suppliers can otherwise not have used and creates beauty from trash. He enjoys giving back and doing good while bringing the joy of nature to gritty urban atmospheres.
The gorgeous blooms used in the #NYFlowerweek include peonies, garden roses, allium, orchids, astor, larkspur, grasses and lilies. Make sure to check out the 42 feet long living garland at the Atlas, a 4 x 4 inch square with freeform flat-lays, floral inspired vanilla cake and pavlova with rosewater crémeux, and the Fernando Botero Cat’s flower mohawk!
Still in the mood to see more beautiful blooms? Check out 7 of NYC’s Botanical Gardens, including a must-visit new exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden.