Georgia Miles is the founder of The Sussex Flower School. Her background is eclectic from a degree in Art History from Edinburgh University to the Higher Diploma in Floristry via massage and aromatherapy, teacher training, a lot of travel, yoga, three children and a passion for gardening.
She ran her own successful wedding floristry business for several years before concentrating on teaching. She is a specialist in historical floral design and has also taught on the National Certificate Levels 2, 3 and 4- The Higher Diploma in Floristry – at Plumpton College in East Sussex.
She has taught at many different well known locations from RHS Wisley and KLC School of Interior Design to Charleston Farmhouse and in many private homes…
Her vision is simple- make floral design accessible to everybody whatever their skills, background or motivation. The Sussex Flower School was set up in 2010 to provide an alternative method of learning that could be more personal and targeted than many college programmes. Students can pick and choose courses to suit their needs and add to their skills as they progress. It is a very relaxed and flexible environment concentrating on high quality, caring tuition in small groups or individually.
All images on the website are taken by Georgia in the school or her cutting garden.
The maximum number of students per class is normally six, however, we can cater for larger, bespoke groups if required.
The school has no minimum number policy, so courses go ahead even if they aren’t full.
The light and airy school is set in the rural Sussex village of Blackboys. There is a cutting garden at the school and Georgia has a dedicated cutting garden at her home where many of the flowers are grown for the courses.
Georgia is passionate about flowers and plants and wanted to create a space where people could learn in a relaxed environment as much or as little as they want. Her aim is for everybody to leave having achieved something new, brimming with enthusiasm, full of ideas and happiness…
Lunches are not provided, however…there is always fabulous homemade cake, coffee, Pukka herbal teas etc Please bring your own lunch- we will have a break.