Garden Collage and Phaidon host a botany salon

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Online lifestyle magazine Garden Collage and publisher of the arts Phaidon collaborated on a Botany Salon held at the Secret Alley Carriage House in Brooklyn. “We want to encourage people to foster green spaces and gardens in their own communities,” emphasized Daisy Helman, Founder and CEO of Garden Collage in her opening remarks to honor the book launch of Plant: Exploring the Botanical World. Both brands invited international experts to discuss their muses and the prism of perspectives one can take on the world of botany.

Presenters included:

  • Sacha Walckhoff, Designer and Creative Director at Christian Lacroix, Paris
  • Patricia Jonas, Contributor to Plant: Exploring the Botanical World and Exhibitions Committee Chair of the American Society of Botanical Artists
  • Annie Novak, Author of The Rooftop Growing Guide, Manager of Edible Academy NYBG
  • Chelsea Leyland, DJ and Cultural Trendsetter
Garden Collage and Phaidon host a botany salon

Garden Collage and Phaidon host a botany salon

The secret garden-style venue was transformed into an eccentric wonderland, decked out with plant-based décor including hanging moss balls, succulent terrariums, a “bouquet bar” and dreamy vines. The décor also incorporated select products from the newly-launched shop. Which fosters the publication’s mission of encouraging a garden-inspired lifestyle.

The evening’s lush buffet was inspired by modern botanics while drinks were carefully crafted and prepared by Sam Anderson.

Among the attendees were Phaidon owner Debra Black and COO Philip Ruppel; Darroch and Michael Putnam; Melissa Ozawa, Features Editor at Martha Stewart Living; Kelsey Keith, Editor-in-Chief at Curbed; Amy Merrick; Erica Choi; Melanie Yates, Home Decor Editor at Hearst Digital Media; Adam Rathe, Articles Director, Town & Country; Jordan Salcito, Sommelier to Momofuku; and Barbara Corcoran, VP for Continuing and Public Education at the New York Botanical Garden.

Garden Collage and Phaidon host a botany salon

A new online lifestyle magazine that curates stories about the aesthetic value of gardens, environmental innovation, plant-based beauty products. The farm-to-table movement, travel, and other fresh takes on the enduring appeal of gardening in our modern world. The magazine explores the ever-changing role of the contemporary garden. With a mission of bringing the garden into people’s lives. Garden Collage was founded by Daisy Helman in 2015 and is headquartered in New York City.


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