The Winner

The greatest joy I have is sharing the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years and passing this onto students.  I love flowers but even more I love watching my students progress and grow.

Amanda Meads, a qualified Florist and Floral Tutor with more than 30 years experience, started her training of 4 years, in New Zealand before furthering her career in Perth, Western Australia, where she managed a flower shop for two years.

 Moving to the UK, Amanda made London her home for the next 12 years  freelanced for leading florists at major events for Harrods and many functions for the “rich and famous” (for example, HM Queen Elizabeth’s 40th Anniversary, Elton John and Sarah Ferguson) in both London and the Continent. Amanda was flown to New York especially to arrange Christmas windows for Bergdorf Goodman in 1987 and was so highly regarded in her field, that she obtained many floristry commissions on her excellent reputation.

In London, Amanda opened her own shop, “Kowhai Flowers” and soon after, established her successful and popular “The Flower School of Kensington”.

On her return to New Zealand, Amanda established and managed a busy Central Auckland Flower Shop for eight years at the same time creating “The Flower School”.

Amanda now resides in Brisbane, Australia and it has been her home for over ten years.  She continues to train students in her Australian-established business “The Flower School”, sharing her vast experience.  In 2014 The Flower School became a ‘Registered Training Organisation’,  offering accredited Certificate Courses in Floristry which are Nationally recognised.


Yvette Hubbert comes to us with a reputation as an innovative designer.  She has had the privilege of working with some of the elite in the floral industry creating floral displays for the rich and famous in and around London, New Zealand and Queensland.  She brings with her 20+ years experience working within the floral industry.  She has had the experience of running her own business, plus managing shops in London and Brisbane bringing with her a vast source of floristry knowledge.

Yvette has a background in Design & Fine Arts and is passionate about teaching and mentoring floristry students to excel within this industry.  She brings a wealth of knowledge on the retail and merchandising side of floristry and is a great asset to The Flower School team.


Naomi Cross our Office Administrator comes to us with not only her bubbly personality but with a high level of customer service.

She is always happy to help and answer any queries you may have.  She enjoys working with people and  is a pleasure to have as part of the team.