Stephen Block's fancy for foliage took root during his study of horticulture at the University of Florida. At the time, he owned one of the first mall kiosks in Florida selling plants and flowers. That business blossomed when Block moved to Los Angeles and opened INNER GARDENS.
Stephen's plant knowledge is vast and he schooled himself on all aspects of flora and foliage. Always seeking large specimens and the most unusual varieties obtainable, his design approach is to create plantings that look as though they have been planted long ago.
In addition, Stephen has a love affair with beautiful and unique containers; ancient, modern and one-of-a-kind containers that when planted with the perfect plant becomes something more. Stephen's belief that "the perfect plant or plants placed lovingly into the perfect container located in the perfect setting becomes an entity in and of itself...a piece unlike any other."
For over 18 years, Stephen Block has been fine-tuning INNER GARDENS. Traveling the world himself and developing a network of antique dealers who know to call him immediately when they find something that is on his vast watch list: INNER GARDENS is a visual dream. He has gathered together the finest designers, technicians and installation crews to perform every aspect of plant care, flora and orchid design, installation and service at the highest level.
As a result of Stephen's guidance and dedication to consistent excellence, INNER GARDENS has grown into the West Coast's leading resource for everything garden, now with 2 showrooms in the Los Angeles area. Click here to tour the showrooms.
Thank you for your interest in our products and services. If you have any questions or if you are interested in working with us, please call 310-838-8378 or e-mail Inner Gardens.