The designer

La Musa de las Flores is the international floral studio of Gabriela Salazar.  A single mother of two, Gabriela is now an established world reference for floral design.  With a wealth of experience behind her, La Musa has designed and executed centerpieces, arrangements, arches and installations for weddings and events ranging from small exclusive gatherings to celebrations as large as six hundred people, in places varied and remote: big cities, small villages, coastal towns and high-mountain forest cottages, always delivering with precise attention to detail in her elegant and sofisticated style.

Constantly working together with luxury brands, La Musa de las Flores counts Yves Saint Laurent (YSL), Hermès, and Mont Blanc as her regular clients.   Her work has been featured in Vogue Italia and the US, Martha Stewart Weddings, House & Garden, Architectural Digest and Design Hunter magazines.  The British publishing house Phaidon has included her in the book Blooms, a survey of the most important floral designers in the world today.

The Lane, Style Me Pretty, The Glossary, Carats & Cakes, Floret Flower and Team Flower, among other blogs and sites, have featured her work and interviews.  La Musa de las Flores´ presence as a trendsetter and forerunner in floral design speaks for itself, with more than 120,000 followers worldwide to date on Instagram.


The garden


the garden

When first visiting Gabriela Salazar´s cut flower garden in the small hillside town of Valle de Bravo in Mexico, it is hard to imagine that the place has not been there for ages.  The garden feels lavish and complete, even aged. Depending upon the season, you might come across beautiful poppies and sweat-peas or walk across surrounded by dahlias of the most extraordinary colors and varieties.  It is incredible to realize then, that Gabriela started the garden just five years ago in an unflattering and relatively small plot of a third of an acre surrounding her small cottage house.

Today, the garden sources an important part of the flowers for La Musa de las Flores´ ongoing wedding, event and class engagements.  More importantly, it has become the place where many varieties have grown for the first time in Mexico, among them, Japanese Anemones, Cosmos, Scabiosas, Ranunculus and Digitalis.  If anything, the garden has really become famous for growing unique types of Dhalias for the first time in the country, forming new and interesting mutations in this high-mountain weather.

Gabriela´s one-on-one and group classes take place in the back studio, surrounded by a conifer forest with no other distraction than the chanting of birds.  Come and visit, you might be offered some splendid coffee too.