About Douglas Koch
Douglas J. Koch is a world-renowned floral designer and horticulturalist with more than twenty years experience in both Europe and the United States. He graduated from the LaGuardia School of Music and Art in 1982. He completed his undergraduate studies in formal floral and horticultural design at the Lincolnshire College of Art and Design and The Pershore Group of Colleges in England. In 1986 he returned to the United States and continued post graduate studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC with further classes at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Once he completed his in-depth and multifaceted education in horticulture and flower design, he incorporated as Douglas Koch Designs, Ltd. For almost two decades, Douglas has owned and operated his Company.
Douglas is a native New Yorker who was named “New Yorker of the Week” by NY1 cable news (NY City channel 1) for his benevolent work in the founding of a not-for-profit venture known as “Village Flower Power”. The organizations mission was simple, retrieve flowers from major events, bring them back to the Village Center for Care, re-hydrate the blooms, hold floral arranging classes for people with AIDS, who could make hundreds of small arrangements and deliver them to shut-ins living in the New York area Aids hospices.
Douglas is a social and environmental activist, donating flowers to many charities, including GOAL USA, the Lambs Church Gifted Hands program, the Rebecca Kelly Ballet for Children, the Thomas Cole National Historic Foundation, the Athens Cultural Center, Interfaith Fellowship and many other civic, artistic, spiritual, human and animal rights organizations.
Douglas Koch Designs, Ltd. has been chosen as “THE FLORIST” for many of New York’s finest buildings, hotels and restaurants. As “THE FLORIST” for New York City’s five star hotels and restaurants, he has designed floral arrangements for many famous actors, television personalities, princes and other royalty. This work has well established him as a “world-renowned” florist with unparalleled artistic floral talent. Douglas has worked hard to establish himself (and his company) as an ethical floral designer, horticulturalist and talented designers of our time. With each installation, he makes use of his exceptional management skills, while incorporating the highest standards of efficiency and ethics. His strong organizational skills with his unprecedented esthetics, function & design aptitude make his floral, plantscape and holiday designs lush, exquisite and highly memorable.