About FlowerSchool

Located in the heart of New York City, FlowerSchool New York is one of the most celebrated floral design schools in the world.  FlowerSchool is the place to begin your floral education and exploration into the world of contemporary floral arranging.

Offering a vast array of floral design classes, FlowerSchool New York brings the most sought-after designers from all over the world to teach our uniquely comprehensive programs. 

FlowerSchool is one of the many programs offered by The Institute of the Living Arts which is operated by Executive Director and Owner, Calvert Crary. It is the mission of FlowerSchool New York to celebrate great floral design and designers, and designers to help people live a richer life through flowers.

ILA Bar and Cafe

Upon entering our 7th floor space, the bright and spacious front room lends itself to our masterclasses, and other intimate gatherings and events. FlowerSchool is honored to have partnered with top industry floral designers such as Kiana Underwood of Tulipina, Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios, Victoria Ahn of Designs by Ahn, and more.

The Sanctuary

This area serves as FlowerSchool’s sanctuary. This spacious 3000sqft, naturally lit, room is multifunctional as a floral design studio and an event space. The accommodating nature of this space is what makes it home to most of FlowerSchool’s classes, such as the advanced design program, beginners open studio, wedding and events planning, and much more.

We are looking forward to hosting you!

ILA Penthouse & Garden

FlowerSchool’s Premeire event space, ILA Penthouse is THE venue for flower lovers and fun.  With a separate bar room,  3000 ft dining room and 5000sf roof deck, we are sure to make your special event sing!  Email hello@ila-penthouse.com for more information. 

Our Mission

In our Chelsea venue, we offer a variety of classes encompassing the many facets of the floral industry. From beginners courses to full event planning sessions to advanced design programs, FlowerSchool aims to support one’s journey in the floral arts. We aim to celebrate great floral design and designers, to educate and teach students the best practices of design, and to help people live a richer life through flowers

Who We Are

Learn more about the FlowerSchool staff, instructors and team making it all happen.

Master Florists

To be a FlowerSchool Master Florist means that you have risen through the world of contemporary design to level of mastery.  Click below to learn more.

What We Offer

Find out our various classes and offerings from recreational classes, foundation classes & programs and global opportunities.

Area & Resources

Where to Stay

Where We Are