The Flower School is a professional registered training school based in Brisbane since 2004. We offer both Certificate II, III & IV in Floristry as well as an exciting range of Courses, Workshops & Masterclasses for the floral enthusiast, including an Introduction to Floristry course, Event Styling and a Professional Wedding course. We also schedule several fun seasonal and specialized workshops and masterclasses throughout the year. We deliver high quality personalized training with tutor-led demonstrations followed by hands-on student participation. You will master traditional and contemporary techniques under the guidance of our qualified trainers. Our courses are composed of small-group training in a modern, floral industry atmosphere. We ensure your understanding with all aspects of the trade, whether for business or pleasure.

Amanda Meads

Amanda Meads

Managing Director

“I love flowers, but I even more love watching our students grow throughout the course and over the years to achieve their goals and dreams is very rewarding”

Amanda Meads credits much of her success and high standards to the perfectionist training she received under a Dutch flower master in New Zealand.  During her 40 -year career Amanda has designed and created elaborate floral installations, opened and operated retail shops and floristry schools, in London and New Zealand. She has participated in styling high profile events in London, the UK, Europe, and New York. She established The Flower School in Brisbane in 2004.

Amanda has been teaching and tutoring for 30 years where she first set up The Flower school in London in the 90’s, moved it to New Zealand 10 years later and now has established The Flower School in Brisbane since 2004.

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Kate Johnston

Kate Johnston

Florist Tutor/Trainer

With 11 years worth of industry experience, Kate has worked with a number of preeminent florists in Australia and the UK.

Kate brings a wealth of knowledge to her role and has a keen eye for cutting edge trends in floristry that she has obtained in her diverse career working at the forefront  in wholesale floristry , retail floristry , weddings and events. In addition, Kate has worked and tutored students in the UK.

Kate is passionate about floristry, nature and business, and is committed to her craft and strives to inspire her students to achieve the very best they can and to nurture their first steps that they take in their career.

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Stephanii deMaddison

Stephanii deMaddison

Office Supervisor and Enrolment Officer

Office Supervisor and Enrolment Officer

Your first point of contact and will always welcome you in a positive and friendly manner.  She is experienced and capable with a fun loving and outgoing personality.

She remains positive in a fast-paced moving environment and has the ability to be perceptive to the needs of individuals.

All aspects are managed in a timely and efficient manner, of a high standard.

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Kaitlin Shields

Kaitlin Shields

Student Support and Administration Officer

Our youngest member of the team. Kaitlin brings experience in education and student support. She has a sharp mind and can quickly assist you with an outcome.

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Rebecca Cobon

Rebecca Cobon

Tutor/Trainer

A background in event management, sales, marketing, functions, and conferences, maintaining strong business relationships.

Her experience as a florist first started by working alongside her mother who ran a shop over 30 years ago.

She has experience in teaching and tutoring students. She has a great passion for delivering first class work, her enjoyment and desire to be able to share her skill and knowledge with students.

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