The Handbook
The Handbook

8 Of London’s Best Flower Arranging Classes That Are Blooming Brilliant

The Handbook
By Lottie Woodrow | 27th January 2020

Always wondered how your local florist can effortlessly pin together the perfect bouquet in a matter of seconds? With Spring around the corner, now’s your chance to learn the craft at one of London’s blooming floristry schools. From perfecting a simple bouquet to undergoing your very own floristry diploma, it’s time to spruce up your apartment with a burst of colour and bunch of florals.

Bloom & Wild

Your favourite ‘letterbox’ florist, Bloom & Wild, is on hand to help budding florists learn a few tips and tricks in their blooming marvellous flower arranging workshops across the city. With a focus on seasonal blooms, learn the trusted craftsmanship from the experts in Bloom & Wild’s 90 minute classes. Prosecco will be flowing to help ignite your inner flourishing florist.

Where: Various Locations

London Flower School

Take your flower arranging skills up a notch with one of the London Flower School’s intensive courses. Curated through founders Wagner Kreusch and Helen Dyson’s love of creativity, the London Flower School focuses on floristry as an art form, and hopes to encourage budding florists to build on their creative imagination when creating original works. Whether you’re looking for a taster session or an intensive month long charade, the outcome of their classes will hopefully spark a fire inside each individual to create innovative and fresh floral works.

Where: 16-20 Wharfdale Road, King's Cross, N1 9RY

The Flower Appreciation Society

Is there anything more heartwarming than an appreciation post? Which is why we’re totally obsessed with The Flower Appreciation Society’s name and story. Based in Hackney, the studio sources their blooms from their floral garden and helps budding florists learn prepare, arrange and condition their florals depending on their style of arrangement. The Flower Appreciation Society’s florals are always effortlessly beautiful, using the finest seasonal blooms on offer.

Where: BE Studios, 72A Southgate Road, N1 3JF

McQueens Flowers

One florist that keeps us coming back for more is McQueens Flowers over in Bethnal Green. Every bouquet has been designed with thought, charm and an underlining story. Ignite your own creativity through one of McQueens Flower School’s workshop programmes led by one of the experienced team.

Where: 229 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0EL

Petersham Nurseries

Covent Garden may be known for its bustling tourist adorn roads, medley of street performers and West End theatre shows, but we want to draw your attention to Petersham Nurseries that’s nuzzled in the beating heart of it all. Having first started out in Richmond, Petersham Nurseries embarked on an adventure in the city centre, filling Londoners with green finger knowledge and how to perfect the bouquet. Each week, why not try your hand at perfecting the vase arrangement or craft Petersham’s signature hand tied bouquet, that’ll no doubt be bursting with wild flowers and vibrant colours.

Where: Floral Court, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JD

Jane Packer Flowers

If you thought florals were just for Spring, Jane Packer Flowers proves this theory wrong with elegant blooms at the forefront of its florist school all year round. Having attracted global attention, Jane Packer Flower School gives expert advice to those looking for a step into the floristry world from learning how to perfect the bouquet to interweaving floral archways.

Where: 75-77 George Street, Marylebone, W1U 8AQ

Sweet Pea Flowers

There’s nothing prettier than a fresh bouquet of florals, and when you’ve foraged for your favourite posies, ferns and twine, it’s even more special. If you’ve always wondered how florists manage to effortlessly create the perfect bunch, Sweet Pea Flowers spills all in their expert led Flower and Plant School. If you’re of a succulent kinda gal, their terrarium classes will see you designing your very own baby plant garden – totally adorable.

Where: 5-9 Amhurst Terrace, Hackney, E8 2BT

The Covent Garden Academy Of Flowers

Give your flower arranging skills a facelift at one of The Covent Garden Academy Of Flowers’ floristry courses. From table arrangements to fully blown floristry diplomas, the industry experts will guide you on an in-depth journey of the basics right through to creating the perfect bouquet for your every occasion. If you fancy venturing out of the city and into the wilderness, try one of their budding courses at their Cotswolds school.

Where: St Martin's Courtyard, 9 Slingsby Place, Covent Garden, WC2E 9AB