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What are floristry courses?

The floristry courses listed on our website encompass a wide range of areas that will be useful when working in within the field. From planting and harvesting, to flower care and design, all the way to choosing the right flowers for any occasion, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your preferred path!  

Choose from a flexible range of course options which include guidance from experienced gardeners and florists. On the course you will learn key techniques and practices which will  provide you with all the knowledge needed to advance yourself within your specialised area.

Why should you take up a floristry course?

Whether you wish to hone your green fingers and turn your love for flowers into a fine art, or else simply want to learn how to properly care for your garden, you should most definitely sign up for one of these floristry courses. From learning how to plant a bed, properly nurture and harvest your plans, all the way to designing your personal bouquets for special occasions, these courses will inspire and educate you in this unique craft. 

With great emphasis naturally being put on fieldwork and studio demonstrations by professionals, these courses are packed full of fun and hands-on tasks, preparing you with all there is to know when it comes to taking care of your own flowers.

What will you learn from these floristry courses?

Floristry courses are generally comprised of several key areas, packed with all there is to know about the area, which collectively will get you all geared up and ready for the world of floriculture. Some of the core modules that will be covered throughout include:

  • Posy design

  • Line arrangement

  • Hand-tied aqua bouquet making

  • Sympathy single-ended spray

  • Contemporary arrangement

  • Table topiary design

  • Types of buttonhole – wired

  • Twin designs

  • Oval table centre

  • Decorative posy pad

  • Gift wrapping

  • Constructing personalised arrangements

By the end of your course, you will be able to:

  • Construct several floral designs

  • Understand the use of the most essential floristry tools

  • Demonstrate conditioning and care for a range flowers and foliage

  • Demonstrate some of the most up-to-date techniques used in floristry

  • Understand how to ordering and purchase of flowers and foliage

  • Practice health and safety procedures used in floristry

  • Build a creative portfolio of work

How are floristry courses beneficial to you?

Practicing floristry comes with many benefits that will improve your overall well-being. Some of these could include:

  • Offer a creative outlet

  • Help to relieve stress and diminish feelings of anxiety and depression

  • Expand your botanical knowledge

  • Provide additional career opportunities

Where are courses offered and what do they cost?

From institutions and universities, to garden centres and mobile classrooms, over 50 floristry courses are offered in various ways and locations, giving you the option to choose the one that best suits you.

Fees for these courses vary, so you shouldn't think twice about signing up, even if you are on a limited budget − we have a course at any price point!

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