If you have decided to learn the art of floristry, you should discover how much time you will have on your hands to fulfil this ambition. Some students wish to learn floristry because they love getting creative with flowers. Others may wish to earn a living and even start a business from the craft.

At the London Flower School in the N1 district of the capital, you can take up a number of courses that will propel your ambition to learn floristry. If you are one of those with very little time on your hands, you may want to consider taking a short course.

Short Courses

These courses are the perfect starter lessons for those who lead very busy lives but need something to fulfil those hours with a bit of creativity. London has become a very diverse populace and many cultures have brought their love of flowers with them into the capital. 

One of the short courses on offer is the Japanese Ink Painting and Ikebana Workshop. It involves a lot of painting of exotic flowers (often from the Far East). Styles that come from the heart and mind are actively encouraged.

Hand-Tied Bouquet Masterclasses are lessons that will inspire you to create that all important hand-held floral display when you walk down an aisle or hold on ceremony. Then the school has a short course on Dutch Masters – a floral workshop that touches on the so-called Dutch Golden Age. 

On these courses, you can learn how to pick and combine flowers that represent your vision. A concept on the theme you are studying, to bring alive the colours, textures and creations that make floristry such a wonderful pastime to involve in.

A Career in Floristry?

Why not? There is a growing demand in the commerce and industry of London for floristry expertise. The London Flower School can breathe new life into a profession that might even double up as a hobby. 

The Career Course last for four weeks and fairly intensive. It will cover all the basics and then some. The fundamental mechanics of floristry is where you would begin your journey into a career working with flowers and then during the second and third weeks, before the course becomes intricate. 

Students will learn the art of weddings and big events before moving on to large installations like flower walls, arches and chandelier dressing.