Seed to fruit is owned and operated by Nicole Mora a life-long gardener with over 10 years experience in gardening and design.
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Seed to Fruit specializes in floral designs for special events such as Weddings, Funerals, Birthdays, and Religious celebrations as well as any other personal engagement you would like the beauty of flowers at. Our arrangements are seasonally inspired, locally grown and hand picked by Nicole herself.
Other services we offer are Garden design and Installation, Workshops and fresh cut flowers available at the shop in Beacon. The shop is open between 1-6pm Wed-Sunday and available for consultations by appointment. So come by and have Nicole create an arrangement for your next special event.
Nicole Mora has been gardening her whole life. As far as she can remember Nicole has always loved gardening. As a small child she would assist her mother pulling weeds in the family's 55x75 foot vegetable garden. The family also had chickens and a pony. Raised on Long Island, Nicole was very fortunate to live next to the Muttontown Preserve where her and her family hiked through the woodlands.
In addition to the many family visits to her Godmother's farm in New Hampshire which was also surrounded by vast acres of woods where her curiosity and love for nature was fostered. This love of nature and gardening led her to pursue her college education at the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University where she studied biological sciences with a concentration in botany. Here she experienced numerous scientific theories, from the domestication of plants to bioengineering.
Graduating from Cornell in 1998, she began her career in horticulture at the world-renowned Westbury Gardens as the seasonal gardener in the walled garden. Here she studied under Kim Johnson, a certified graduate from the New York Botanical Garden. Working side by side with her mentor for two years, She was enriched with a plethora of information about the history and culture of English style garden plants. She advanced in March of 2000 where she became the foreman of a flower garden crew at a high-end nursery in Bridgehampton called Marder's. Here she dived into the opportunity to work in landscaping for exclusive homes in the Hamptons.
As she worked on these formal estates in the Hamptons, she was inspired to manifest her own vision of helping people with gardening and developing her personal style of floral design for wedding events. After that season, Nicole moved back to Nassau County and pursued her continuing education in Landscape design at the New York Botanical Garden. In the spring of 2001 she became the Head Gardener at Glynwood Center in Cold Spring, NY and was enchanted with the beauty of the Hudson Valley. With this incredible landscape it afforded her the opportunity to work in several different gardens including a cut flower garden, a vegetable garden, formal gardens, including woodland gardens and fine perennial borders. She settled in for the next six years and reworked these gardens into masterpieces.
Nicole will be forever grateful to have worked these magical gardens. This experience transported Nicole into her own business and today Nicole is the owner of a Floral Design Studio called Seed to Fruit located at 528 Main St Beacon, NY.