the world of Arthur Williams Floral Designer

Ikebana International Exhibition @ The Denver Botanic Gardens

Early this month Arthur Williams, CPF CFD was among one of the many amazing designers in this year’s Ikebana International: Denver Chapter 66 Exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens. 



Pictured below is the work by Williams as he practiced the form of Ikebana Sogetsu – The Joy of Creation.


Arthur Williams, CPF CFD © 2012

Out Front Feature

By on 04/13/2012 in Arthur with 1 Comment

We were honored to be featured on the cover of Out Front Colorado’s first annual LGBT Entrepreneurial Spirit Issue. Along with many other great Denver Small Business Owners, Arthur Williams, CPF CFD of Babylon Floral was featured and interviewed for the April 4th publication.

Check out the entire article online by clicking here: Out Front Colorado Article or pick up the newspaper- on stands NOW!

Thanks to Out Front Colorado for such a wonderful opportunity!

To view the Out Front Blog and for many other great LGBT resources follow the link below:

“The 50 Mile Bouquet”

By on 04/12/2012 in Arthur with 0 Comments

Hooray, for local and sustainable growing and gathering!

We are included in a 4 page feature in the Debra Prinzing & David Perry book, “The 50 Mile Bouquet” Published on April 1st, 2012 by St. Lynn’s Press.

“Wooing and Celebrating With Seasonal, Sustainable Blooms,” by Michael Tortorello in the New York Times.
“Real Men Love Flowers,” by David Perry in The Huffington Post.

Buy online or stop into Tattered or your local bookstore.

International Floral Art 12|13

By on 04/12/2012 in Arthur, Publications with 0 Comments

We are so proud here at Babylon Floral, to have been selected to represent the United States in our first International publication by Stichting Kunstboek: International Floral Art 12-13. Thanks to the help of photographer Beth Saders and make-up artist Sally Walker, we were able to create a beautifully tribal and unique floral body art experience. Not only was floral designer- Arthur Williams CFD CPF, the model for the chosen photograph pictured, he also designed and fabricated the entire headpiece as well, stunning!


To view the publishers website and more book details follow the link below:

5280 Top of the Town Ballot | 2012

By on 02/28/2012 in Publications with 0 Comments

Hello Everyone;
5280 Magazine is now holding their Top of the Town Ballot for 2012. You may vote until March 18, for everything that is the, “Best in Denver!”
We would like to invite you to vote for Babylon Floral under Best “Flower Shop.” We work passionately year round to create high quality, fresh, unique designs and couple it with stellar customer service!

Below is the link that you will need to cast your vote:

“Flower Shop”, is listed on page #2.
Please ask all of your friends to cast their vote as well. Thank you all for your support.

2011 in review

By on 12/31/2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,400 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Human Flower Project and Babylon Floral at Denver Botanic Gardens!

Last Thursday evening, The Human Flower Project‘s Julie Ardery spoke at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The presentation, titled “White Roses for the Bride, Red Begonias for the Dictator,” was about how flowers transmit meaning and identity all over the world. The talk included several examples of local floral and plant traditions, as well as examples from across the globe.

Following Ardrey’s presentation, Arthur and Babylon Floral put on a floral fashion show, showcasing five amazing living fashions and leaving spectators awestruck.

Ryan in Floral Punk

Arthur gave a brief description of the theme for each piece and took questions from the audience.

Garden Geisha Jerrica

Questions ranged from the technical, about the structure, the physical process of building the pieces, and how the flowers were selected (tropicals tend to hold up better), to the more philosophical questions concerning inspiration and the transitory nature of floral art.

Post-Apocalyptic Jasmin

Arthur was quick to give credit to his entire team: Tina McKeever, owner of Vain Salon, created and styled the hair pieces the flowers were attached to, Sally Walker of Alchemy Mineral Blends did the fantastic make-up artistry, Beth Sanders of Beth Photography took the photos, and Sarah Heid of Babylon Floral kept everything running on schedule.

Carly in Fairy Goth

After the discussion, the audience was invited to mingle with the models, to see the artistry up close, and to take their own photos. Audience members were also able to examine Ryan’s hairpiece, as it was the only one not firmly attached to its model’s head. Arthur also mingled with the crowd, answering still more questions and discussing the art that is his passion.

Aztec Goddess Alicia

The evening was a reminder that humans and flowers don’t just share a bond, but a symbiotic relationship, where each enhances the other through life and through beauty. For more about the event from another perspective, please read the Human Flower Project’s article on the evening.

We at Babylon Floral are especially proud of this collaboration, and we hope to be involved in many more such endeavors.

The Connected Garden

Bablylon Floral is proud to announce:

Bonfils-Stanton 2011 Series: Talk to Me


A very special opportunity for all photography buffs!

This Bonfils event will include a floral fashion show that includes five models that are “dressed” in fashions using live plants. Arthur Williams of Babylon Floral (floral and fashion designer extraordinaire) and the models will be stepping outside into the Gardens to offer all attendees the opportunity to photograph the models in the beautiful dusk hours in the Gardens. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Click here to register!

Giuseppina Magazine Spread

We’re very excited to announce that Babylon Floral is featured in Giuseppina Magazine‘s most recent issue. Here are the spreads that made the magazine!




All photos are by Beth Photography and makeup design is by Alchemy Mineral Blends.

The Power of Flowers

Babylon Floral was invited to exhibit in the Professional Class in “The Power of Flowers” flower show presented by The Garden Club of Denver branch of The Garden Club of America. As one of four entries in the “Professional Power” class, Babylon Floral was asked to interpret the theme of the show in a 6 ‘ x 6′ space at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

The flower show is open to the public with general admission to the Denver Botanic Gardens, Friday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.