8 of London’s best flower arranging courses that bloom brilliantly


Ever wondered how your local florist can easily put together the perfect bouquet in seconds? With spring approaching, now is your chance to learn the trade at one of London’s thriving floristry schools. Whether it’s perfecting a simple bouquet or getting your own florist degree, it’s time to spruce up your apartment with a burst of color and a bouquet of flowers.

Your favorite “letterbox” florist, Bloom & Wild, is on hand to help budding florists learn a few tips and tricks in their wonderful flower arranging workshops across town. With a focus on seasonal flowers, learn the trusted expert craftsmanship of Bloom & Wild’s 90-minute classes. Prosecco will flow afloat to help ignite your inner flourishing florist.

Or: Various places
Website: www.bloomandwild.com

Improve your flower arrangement skills with one of London Flower School’s crash courses. Organized by the love of creativity of founders Wagner Kreusch and Helen Dyson, the London Flower School focuses on floristry as an art form and hopes to encourage budding florists to use their creative imaginations to create works. original. Whether you are looking for a tasting session or an intensive month-long charade, the outcome of their classes will hopefully ignite a fire inside each individual to create innovative and fresh floral works.

Or: 16-20 Wharfdale Road, King’s Cross, N1 9RY
Website: www.londonflowerschool.com

Is there anything more heartwarming than a message of appreciation? This is why we are totally obsessed with the name and history of The Flower Appreciation Society. Based in Hackney, the studio sources flowers from its flower garden and helps budding florists learn how to prepare, organize and package their flowers according to their style of arrangement. Flower Appreciation Society flowers are always effortlessly beautiful, using the most beautiful seasonal flowers on offer.

Or: BE Studios, 72A Southgate Road, N1 3JF
Website: www.theflowerappreciationsociety.co.uk

One florist who keeps us coming back for more is McQueens Flowers in Bethnal Green. Each bouquet has been designed with thought, charm and a vivid story. Stimulate your own creativity with one of McQueens Flower School’s workshop programs led by one of the experienced teams.

Or: 229 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0EL
Website: www.mcqueens.co.uk

Covent Garden may be known for its bustling tourist routes, mix of street performers, and West End theater performances, but we want to draw your attention to Petersham Nurseries which nestles at the heart of it all. Having first started in Richmond, Petersham Nurseries embarked on an adventure in the city center, instilling in Londoners a green thumb and how to perfect the bouquet. Each week why not try your hand at perfecting the vase arrangement or crafting Petersham’s signature hand-tied bouquet, which is sure to be teeming with wildflowers and vibrant colors.

Or: Flower Court, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JD
Website: www.petershamnurseries.com

If you thought flowers were reserved for spring, Jane Packer Flowers is proving that theory wrong with stylish flowers at the forefront of her year-round florist school. Having captured the world’s attention, Jane Packer Flower School gives expert advice to those looking for a step up in the world of floristry, from learning about bouquet perfection to interweaving floral archways.

Or: 75-77, rue George, Marylebone, W1U 8AQ
Website: www.janepackerdelivered.com

There is nothing prettier than a bouquet of fresh flowers, and when you’ve been looking for your favorite bouquets, ferns, and strings, it’s even more special. If you’ve always wondered how florists manage to effortlessly create the perfect bouquet, Sweet Pea Flowers turns everything upside down in its expert-led school of flowers and plants. If you are a succulent girl, their terrarium classes will let you design your own garden of baby plants – totally adorable.

Or: 5-9 Amhurst Terrace, Hackney, E8 2BT
Website: www.sweetpeaflowers.co.uk

Refresh your flower arranging skills during one of the floristry courses at the Covent Garden Academy Of Flowers. From table arrangements to fully blown florist diplomas, industry experts will take you on an in-depth journey from the basics to creating the perfect bouquet for every occasion. If you fancy venturing out of the city and into the wilderness, try one of their budding classes at their Cotswolds school.

Or: St Martin’s Court, 9 Slingsby Place, Covent Garden, WC2E 9AB
Website: www.academyofflowers.com


Rosalie M. Dehner