Kelsey Sykes has worked and played as a floral and garden designer since 2010. She has current projects in New York City, the foothills of Virginia, the mountains of Mexico, and across the pond in Oxford, England. She grew up around family farms in Kentucky, where many a season was spent foraging for ingredients. After six wonderful and informative years in Richmond, VA working in floral design, hospitality, and experimental gardening, Sykes moved to NYC, where she worked with celebrity florist Taylor Patterson of Fox Fodder Farm. From there, she was recruited to start and manage a home & garden shop in the once famous 80 Wooster St. artist studio of George Maciunas, where she transformed an empty garden with one very special tree (planted by none other than Yoko Ono, John Lenon, and Andy Warhol) for the opening of The Real Real’s flagship store in the heart of the city’s SoHo shopping district. Sykes is currently a florist and farmer-in-residence at Wollam Gardens, a cut flower farm and wedding venue in the Shenandoah Valley, outside Washington, DC. Always traveling, she is available for any floral and garden project, big or small, near or far.