INTRODUCTION TO FLORISTRY   Learn the flower basics

One week intensive – 5 consecutive days

Monday 16th April  –  Friday 20th April  2018

 Monday 9th July  –  Friday 13th July  2018

Monday – Wednesday  9.00am – 2.30pm
Thursday 9.00 – 4.30pm
Friday  9.00 – 1.00pm

Duration: 25 hours, 10 lessons

Cost:  $1,150.00 inclusive of all flowers and materials used

The Flower basics course is the perfect introduction to floristry for those without prior experience of arranging flowers. It is also well suited to those wanting to refresh skills.

In this course we cover all the basic aspects of Floristry.  These are private classes for students looking to gain practical floral experience.  A Certificate will be issued on completing the Basic Aspects of Floristry.

The Art of Floristry is an old Tradition. We will explore both traditional and contemporary styles, with an emphasis on flowers looking natural. Each lesson consists of a demonstration by the tutor, followed by a workshop-style tutorial where students create their own arrangements. This allows the student to master the techniques of the lesson, under the guidance of the tutor in a relaxed informal environment. Classes are kept intentionally small to allow quality tuition.

Lesson 1
Introduction to flowers. The treatment and conditioning of both flowers and foliage. Florist tools and their uses. Create your own tied posy.

Lesson 2
Exploring different ways to arrange cut flowers for your home. (Bring a large  vase and some you have difficultly with to discuss options)

Lesson 3
In this class you will learn how to make a table arrangement. Lots of ideas to be had here!

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Lesson 4

This class is a follow on from lesson 3. Hands on experience creating a design using interesting forms in flowers and fruit. How these can set the mood for a party or celebration.

Lesson 5
How to assemble a bouquet of flowers, techniques on wrapping. Re-cap on posies and the importance of colour in Floral Arranging. Colour theory.

Lesson 6

Styling with glass.

Lesson 7
Introduction to wiring, creating your very own men’s and ladies boutonnieres, buttonholes.archway 001archway 005

Lesson 8

Learning to master the technique of wiring, creating a ladies corsage.

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Lesson 9

Wiring flowers for hair decorations

Lesson 10
Review and final exam.  A Certificate will be issued on completing the Basic Aspects of Floristry.


There are three options for participating in classes

Evening Classes – One evening per week, usually Tuesday (over 10 weeks) dates TBA

Day Classes – One day per week, usually Friday      (2 lessons completed per day over 5 weeks) dates TBA

One Week Intensive Classes – Monday to Friday

Advanced Florsitry: the following week – 10 lessons all in one week.

One week break 

Advanced Bridal: 10 lessons all in one week


Would you like to attend our Introduction to Floristry course?