Day Courses

The History of Floral Design

Suitable for all levels
Do you feel your floristry knowledge lacks context? Would it be helpful to have a good understanding of the history of floral art so you can draw on the past for inspiration or simply help your clients choose designs that are relevant to them?

This two and a half day course (Mon 30th/Tue 31st/Wed 1st) will teach you a good basic understanding of the history of floristry - from the Ancient Egyptians through to the present day. We will discuss all floristry but the emphasis will be on bridal designs.

You will also create  three practical, historically accurate designs focussing on different eras.

We will study (amongst many other things...) :

  • The origins of flowers as decoration
  • The scented Tudor posy (design)
  • Dutch C17th (design)
  • The rise of the flower trade
  • The Victorian Language of Flowers (design)
  • The influence of Constance Spry
  • New Wave floristry in the 1980's and '90's
  • The rise of European Floristry 
  • The British Flower Farmers

Georgia used to teach The History of Floristry at level 4 and has a degree in History of Art from Edinburgh University.
Come and be inspired to expand your floral offering to your clients or just for your own interest....

NO previous knowledge required....

All materials and refreshments are included.
Lunch is included on day 1 and day 2 but not day 3 when we will finish at 12.30pm