With a master’s degree in horticulture, Michael was working as a designer for London’s florist-to-the-Queen Kenneth Turner when he was hired by Lexington Gardens 14 years ago. Rosa arrived soon after with a background in fashion design and a feminine sensibility that complemented Michael’s gardening concepts.
A graduate of Pratt Institute, Rosa’s first successful career was as a fashion designer specializing in sleepwear. In her almost 20 year career she received numerous awards and recognition in the US, Europe and the Far East. Her work graced the covers of Women’s Wear Daily, the New York Times Fashion Magazine and the pages of every other major fashion magazine. Rosa traveled extensively to present her work and was twice honored with one-night Broadway productions featuring her work exclusively. She was a frequent guest on daytime television. Finally, able to indulge in a world she had long loved, antiques and gardens, Rosa came to Lexington Gardens. Surrounded by beauty, her own unique artistic design thrived. She has brought her talents to the mix, creating original cachepots, candlesticks, tables and trays. Rosa’s original trays and painted delft pieces have become collector’s items. Beyond the management of sales and purchasing, Rosa works with Michael Walter, her partner, on the floral design projects of LG.
Michael Walter, world-renowned floral designer, joined Lexington Gardens more than fourteen years ago. He brought with him years of international recognition for his exquisite talent. Born in Europe, he studied horticulture, landscape design and traditional English style floral decoration. In London Michael joined Kenneth Turner, long considered the grand maser of floral design. After two exciting years Michael turned his sights on other European cities, spending several years in Zurich. A yearlong teaching experience followed in Japan. By the time he arrived at Lexington Gardens, Michael had defined a unique approach to his work which is at once beautifully classic and refreshingly modern. To further distinguish his talent, Michael works not only with fresh flowers, but almost exclusively with dried. Using boxwood, poppy pods, mosses, ferns,