About Ruby Mary Lennox
Berlin based studio specialising in Flower Styling, Botanical Set Design and Consultancy.
Founded by Ruby Barber, Mary Lennox is named after the protagonist of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel The Secret Garden, a story which celebrates the beauty, mystery and rejuvenating qualities of nature.
By chance, Ruby's first studio also found itself on the corner of Mary and Lennox Streets in Sydney, Australia. The same building housed her father's first photography studio and her mother's first art gallery.
Mary Lennox is now located at am Lokdepot 6 in Berlin and are available by appointment.
Behind The Brand
Your best advice for event planning?
I’ve learnt so many lessons in the years working with flowers and am still constantly learning… Problem solving is a big part of the job and remaining flexible is key.
Of course – Always get a good eight hours sleep and stay hydrated.
What was the spark for Mary Lennox? Where did the story begin?
Mary Lennox was born in Sydney and raised in Berlin. Sydney had a thriving floristry scene and I wanted to be a part of the industry. My operation started as a fairly humble bouquet delivery service mostly for family and friends. It has evolved so much over the course of the last 7 years… I have explored a number of different ways to work with flowers, retail, weddings, events… These days, I’m working in a different country and each new inquiry feels completely unexpected and far from traditional floristry. Its quite surreal.
What inspires you creatively?
I find inspiration from a number of different design disciplines as well as every day life but ultimately flowers are very inspirational in themselves and often I don’t need to look further…
Most memorable place you’ve travelled?
Iceland. The landscape was otherworldly.
On a typical weekend we’ll find you?
Weekends are typically a busy time for a florist so you would probably find me installing something flowery! In my free time I’m very low key.. I relax and occasionally do some pampering and most importantly spend as much time in nature as possible.
A favorite quote?
‘You must always plan to be spontaneous’ David Hockney