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Flower Schools

Thoughtfully taught floristry classes for beginners to professionals
So often people come into our flower shop, indulge their senses and utter the words “oh I so wish I could do flowers the way you do”

There is something so magical and so creative about working with fresh flowers. It is a truly rewarding and uplifting experience! Our Reading Flower School started in 2008, and over the years we’ve had many pupils pass through our doors. From beginners right through to experience florists and most importantly we’ve had many returning students for refresher courses or to turn their hand at a new floristry skill.
If you want to learn how to arrange flowers the professional way, our flower school will teach you everything you need to know
Christmas Door Wreath Courses
Our most popular course to date. We’ve been running our Christmas wreath classes since we opened way back in 2008. I think there is something about taking some time out at Christmas to get crafty and create something amazing for your door. This course ensures you go home with a completely bespoke wreath for your door as well as some valuable floristry skills which gives you a basic understanding of the principles of table centres as well.
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Hand-tied Bouquet Courses
Our hand-tied course is one of our most popular courses to date. The skills you will learn will enable you to make small gift posies of flowers for friends, give you the basic understand on how to create a bridal bouquet and also how you can tie your own flowers and place them in a vase. Its the perfect course for a beginner or more experienced flower arranger.
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Flowers for Entertaining Courses
We’ve run this course for 4 years as its such a versatile course not only for entertaining for dinner parties but it also gives you a basic knowledge on Christmas arranging. The skills you will learn will enable you to make a table centre which could also be used to decorate a sideboard. Along with this our tutors talk about candlelight, with tips on how to dress your table as well as producing some small napkin arrangements. Its the perfect course for a beginner or more experienced flower arranger.
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Table Centre Courses
A new course for our 2017 timetable!
If you love having flowers on your table, this is the course for you! We show you how to arrange a central display with accompanying small vases. This is the perfect way to decorate a table or a sideboard for any occasion and is easy for you to recreate at home.
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Large Vase Arrangement Courses
Our large vase course is whole immersive experience. Spend time in the shop learning how to create a stunning large vase arrangement for your house. The skills your will learn will enable you to arrange flowers at home with ease, teach you lots of different ways to use vases and discover a way working with colour and shape within floristry. Ideally some knowledge of colour and shape is good for this course, but it is also suitable for beginners and experienced florists.
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