If you are looking for inspiration for your spring garden (or a Mother’s Day outing), head this weekend to the Hudson Valley, where the first-ever is gathering some of the top designers, makers, and garden talent in Newburgh, New York. The high priestess of floral design, , will be there leading a Saturday workshop on creating “explosive wild arrangements” made from foraged local flora. And on Sunday, garden writer will be launching a new edition of her seminal book, . The market is being organized by , a flower and garden designer and former Martha Stewart Living editor, and Joseph Fratesi, a co-owner of the furniture firm . Fratesi and his partner Thomas Wright also own Atlas Studios, a historic factory that they converted into studios for artists and makers, many of whom will be exhibiting at the spring market.
“We now have over 50 wonderful furniture makers, growers, potters, collectors of vintage garden antiques and gear, beekeepers, local food, and more,” says Taylor, who adds that her former boss, Martha Stewart, is rumored to be making an appearance. The market will also celebrate the opening of Newburgh’s 17 Spring Street Garden, with a garden party on Saturday afternoon.
The exhibitors will include weavings by and porcelain ceramics by Melissa Goldstein’s , which are inspired by 17th century German and Japanese botanical illustration.
There will be furniture by , who carves her pieces with a chainsaw.
Broom maker and sculptor Erin Rouse (who started making brooms when she worked at lighting designer ’s studio) will be selling handmade brooms she creates through her brand, .
Part of the proceeds from the spring market will benefit two local nonprofits, Hudson Valley Seed and Newburgh Urban Farm & Food. As for the perfect Mother’s Day Gift? Head to 's booth for a gorgeous fresh flower bouquet.