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Welcome to The Flower School, where floral artistry meets a legacy of excellence spanning more than three decades. Our tutors come from diverse floristry backgrounds, which is not only valued but celebrated.
Our students will receive skills and knowledge that has stemmed from tutors with extensive years of experience and expertise in all aspects of commercial and event floristry.
Today, we stand as a testament to our unwavering commitment to nurturing aspiring florists, fostering their passion, and cultivating their skills. With a rich history that intertwines tradition and innovation, we invite you to delve into the vibrant world of floristry that The Flower School has diligently crafted.
Discover what makes us a leading choice for individuals aspiring to thrive in the art of flowers through our intimate learning atmosphere, hands-on approach, and experienced instructors. Throughout your course, we guarantee unwavering support from our team. As a close-knit, family-operated enterprise, we cherish our students and the diverse career journeys they may embark on. You’ll establish personal connections with each member of our team, ensuring a nurturing learning experience tailored to your needs.

AMANDA MEADS

Managing Director

“I love flowers, but even more, I love watching our students grow throughout the course and over the years to achieve their goals and dreams. It 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. Amanda has been teaching and tutoring for over 30 years where she first set up The Flower School in London in the 90s, moved it to New Zealand 10 years later and now has established The Flower School in Brisbane since 2004.

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The Wonderful Team

HAYLEY MEADS

Florist | Tutor | Admin

Hayley’s career in floristry has been influenced by having been surrounded by flowers all her life. With her bright bubbly personality, she is able to enthuse students and encourage them to reach their creative potential. She can multitask from the classroom to the office. Hayley’s favourite flowers are poppies, tulips, sunflowers and orchids.

EMILY GRIFFIN

Florist | Tutor

Emily Griffin is a dedicated florist with more than 15 year’s experience in the field. She has a long history in commercial floristry, having managed some of Brisbane’s leading and premier florists. With more than 15 years in the game, she retires her retail hat in pursuit of a career in teaching; passing down her specialist skillset and taking pride in training florists of the future.

BEATA DEDOKOVA-BURNS

Florist | Tutor

Bea is ready to pass on her floristry skills to students and help them to become an excellent florist. During her career, Bea has successfully managed and lead a large team of qualified florists and trainees, owned a retail business, and worked in one of the most prestigious florist shops in Brisbane. She is excited to be able to share her knowledge, skills and extensive experience with students and help them to start their journey in floristry.

SHELLEY BUTLER

Office Administration

Shelley has recently joined our team as our Office Administrator. Shelley comes from the Employment and Apprenticeships sector, focusing on providing excellent customer service to all clients. Shelley loves being creative and is passionate about learning new crafts and is enjoying being in an inspirational environment, surrounded by colourful student creations daily.

CREATING AND INSPIRING FLORISTS OF THE FUTURE