London’s Best Flower Arranging Classes

By Lottie Woodrow | 2nd December 2023
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Always wondered how your local florist can effortlessly pin together the perfect bouquet in a matter of seconds? You can now put your hand to the test and learn the craft at one of London’s flower arrangement classes. 

From evening flower arranging courses to floristry diplomas, these are the best classes to book this month and beyond. 

9 flower arrangement classes worth trying

McQueens Flowers

One floristry group that reigns supreme is McQueens Flowers. Every bouquet of theirs is designed with thought, charm and an underlining story. Ignite your own creativity and book in for one of their Flower School’s workshop programmes led by their expert team, from day workshops to terrarium classes. 

Looking to change careers? McQueens Flowers’ four-week career courses are packed with the knowledge and experience you need to take your passion project to the next level. Learn everything from the floristry fundamentals to wedding floristry and floral installations.

The Flower Appreciation Society

Is there anything more heartwarming than sending a bouquet of flowers to show your appreciation? Take it one step further and book you and your special someone in for a floristry workshop at The Flower Appreciation Society. 

Based in Hackney, the studio sources their blooms from their floral garden and helps budding florists learn how to prepare, arrange and condition their flowers depending on their style of arrangement. Opt for a classic hand-tied bouquet workshop to learn the basics or go intensive with their five-day career course.

Petersham Nurseries

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For those after a flower arrangement class that’s on the slightly easier side, look to Petersham Nurseries’ vase arrangement workshop. Celebrate with Mum or your friends for a special treat that’ll see you learning how to take your vases up a notch. 

Or, try your hand at the stylish autumn containers class. Here you’ll learn how to create wistfully wild planting techniques that the nursery is known so well for. 

Sustainability is at the heart of what they do, with all of the materials on offer recyclable and biodegradable. 

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. From picking out the perfect blooms to perfecting your colour palette, Sweet Pea Flowers offer floristry workshops priced at £75 per person. 

More into your terrariums? The flower and plant school hosts a monthly terrarium class that’ll see you becoming a miniature ecosystem pro in no time.

Philippa Craddock

A little more sporadic but worth the hype all the same, Philippa Craddock’s floristy courses take place across five dates annually. Choose from the likes of professional wedding flowers that’ll see you understanding the mechanics before significant installations and designs; floristry fundamentals for those starting out; or the creative business masterclass in autumn for tips on growing a sustainable and profitable business.


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Grace & Thorn 

A Handbook favourite, Grace & Thorn’s studio hosts floristry courses throughout the year.

Taught by the talented team, you can have first-hand experience learning how to create the G&T’s signature off-beat approach to styling.

Other workshops include terrarium making and natural bundle dye classes.

Moyses Stevens Flower School

Having been in the business since 1876, Moyses Stevens sure know a thing or two about creating that perfect bunch. Learn from the experts and book in for one of their floristry courses, from hand-tied bouquet-making to crafting wreaths.

There’s something for every taste, whether you’re looking to learn how to add some spring colour to your living room or want to know how to make your vase arrangement pop.

Rebel Rebel

Set up by Mairead Curtain and Athena Duncan back in 2000, Rebel Rebel’s signature stems have been making waves ever since. Always popular are their workshops that celebrate all the seasons, from flower crowns bundled with posies to Christmas wreaths perfect for hanging on the front door.

Relaxed and down-to-earth, their classes are always a lot of fun complete with wine and nibbles.


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The Flower Factory

An East London must-visit, The Flower Factory is a seasonally inspired floral studio and floristry school. Creating bespoke designs, the space is known for its Scandinavian twist on the classic blooming bunch. 

The Flower Factory regularly hosts classes and corporate workshops, made using fresh or dried flowers. There’s even the chance to design flower crowns, wreaths or one-to-one floristry courses if you’re serious about getting into the trade.

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