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 Advanced Bridal 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

Director / Florist Tutor

“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.

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Sharyn Anderson

Sharyn Anderson

Florist Tutor

Sharyn is an experienced floral designer and tutor at The Flower School. Drawing on over 23 years of industry knowledge and experience, she has a passion and flair for flowers and the pure joy they bring others.
Her love for weddings and event floral design runs deep. She has a wide experience in all aspects of floristry.
For 13 years being a business owner, she exclusively provided bespoke weddings and event flowers. Previously an Interflora Award winning florist!
Sharyn is a creative professional with a fun, bright and happy disposition, who loves teaching.

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Kate Johnston

Kate Johnston

Florist Tutor

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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Melinda Prostamo

Melinda Prostamo

Administration /Tutor Assistant

Melinda is a florist and visual merchandiser

“My life has always been immersed in flowers after growing up in Victoria with my mother a florist and grandparents growing award winning rose gardens on a country estate. I even dream about flowers”!

Her career also spans over 30 years of multi site management, team building, strategic planning, training and analytics.

“I have worked in senior management both nationally and internationally but it’s my love of flowers that has kept me grounded. I thrive also in helping others find their true calling”.