Below is a selection of what people have said about coming to the school….I post almost every day on Social Media too so you can see what the students make and the range of courses on offer…
“What can I say but WOW what an amazing day I’ve had on your Beginners Floral Design course today. The best day I’ve had in a long time. Your bubbly personality shone through, I will definitely be back for more!’ Helen
“Thank you so much for yesterday, it was a privilege to be allowed to be one of the girls and learn so much from you.
I was greatly impressed with the premises, and most of all the generosity of the “bits”, it was good to know I could have covered my wreath with Robins and you would not have minded, rather than being allocated a single one. The range of “bits” was amazing and the variation great.” Hadley
“You have made one of my dreams come true- learning about flowers and how to ensure they are part of my working life going forwards…. this smiling sunflower represents you in my life so thank you for bringing so much joy and flowers to me over the last few weeks…” Katie“Whilst it is common knowledge that I am a self-taught florist, in my early days I was voraciously consuming floristry insight and expertise from many sources – websites, books, observing other florists and when it came to checking my methods and learning a few key technical skills, in 2010, I found Georgia. She was calm, kind, enthusiastic and incredibly encouraging and I will never forget how supportive she was to me. I would recommend her to those looking for a bespoke course tailored exactly to your own needs within the beauty of the Sussex countryside.”Philippa Craddock, 2020
“Thank you so much for everything I have loved every minute!” Kelly
“Thank you so much for teaching all your amazing skills- you make a challenge seem so possible and I’m determined to make this work!” Hollie
“Thank you for making the impossible, possible!” Bee
“Thank you so much for being so awesome and patient” Alex
“Thank you so much! You have gone above and beyond and made wanting to be a florist a reality!” Keri
Georgia’s caring and enthusiastic teaching style nurtured my creative talents, the classes were well structured, lots of fun and I enjoyed every single one.’ Angela
This course has been the best thing I’ve done and I’ve loved every minute of it- you are such a fantastic teacher, mentor and inspiration to all of us -Caroline
This course is without a doubt one of the best things I have ever done.can’t thank you enough for sharing your infinite wisdom and love with us all.I’ve loved every second.Here’s to the next chapter. Rebecca
This course, and you, have changed my whole life- you’re amazing Beth
Thank you doesn’t seem to cover the half of it.This course has meant the world to me. Thank you for sharing the love of flowers, your support and encouragement and endless love and enthusiasm -I will miss so much. Jill
Thank you so much for everything-the knowledge, the laughter, the coffee, the cake- EVERYTHING Claire
Just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday – for the really precise and understandable techniques you demonstrated and for the organised approach you have suggested for my business. It was a very useful day and I feel I have all the ideas sorted out in my head – now just to put it all on the website!!
The career change course was amazing! I learnt so much and you were such a great teacher! Even though the course is finished you’ve made us feel continuously supported and encouraged! Thank you for a great few months!! Naomi
I joined the Career Change Course in September 2019. It was an amazing life changing experience! Georgia is so friendly, warm and welcoming. Having been out of work for a year, I was quite nervous, but Georgia instantly put me at ease. With her kind, fun and inclusive approach, I felt comfortable enough to relax and enjoy the course. So much so that I feel all of us on the same course have become firm friends. Helping each other on this journey. Always with Georgia’s and Christine’s guidance on hand forever! Even after the course. Georgia and her ‘assistant’ Christine know their stuff! They have lots of experience and help you every step of the way. I have gone on to do some of her other amazing courses such as Wild and Free Bouquet and Wiring Techniques. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any of the courses at The Sussex Flower School. Sue<
‘I first met Georgia when I was studying City and Guild’s Wedding floristry at Plumpton College and found her to be a totally inspiring teacher. Since setting up The Sussex Flower School I have visited several times to learn new techniques or brush up on ones that I need some help with. Having set up my own business I still find that there are times when I need some help or inspiration and I always love spending the day with Georgia. I always leave feeling encouraged and refreshed (and generally full from such a delicious lunch!). She really is a superb teacher- patient, skilful and innovative and her knowledge of flowers is second to none. I highly recommend The Sussex Flower School from both a professional and personal viewpoint.’ – Chez Fleur
Such a wonderful course, I’ve absolutely loved it! Each of the sessions were so well planned; the perfect mix of information, practical work and cake!
It really is a career changer, I feel like I have everything I need to get started as a florist now and very supported, I know there is a whole network of support from the others on the course as well as Georgia, Christine and the forum which is very reassuring.
Would 100% recommend, I’ve already earmarked a whole list of further courses I want to do at The Sussex Flower School! Laura
’I have just completed the course for a career change with the most wonderful Georgia. This has been the best experience of my life and not only inspirational but truly motivating, encouraging and enlightening. Anyone that is looking for a new direction and a future full of promise need look no further. During this time I have had the pleasure of meeting the most fantastic and amazing like- minded people that have also provided support every step of the way. Also, with the wonderful Christine lending a helping hand, yet alone creating lovely lunches, we couldn’t have asked for more. I wish I could spend every day learning more about creativity with flowers, with Georgia, but sadly it’s time to fly the nest! Love you all, Maranda xxx?
Thank you Georgia for the most wonderful last few months on the Career Change course. I have loved the support and encouragement. With Georgia’s expertise I have surprised myself in what I have achieved and feel well equipped to start my new adventure into the floristry world. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone interested in floristry and the friends you make on the course are the best. – Caroline
‘I just had to say a big thank you for being such a great teacher/mentor/ego and confidence booster!
I will miss my flowery Fridays with you and the girls but am heading onwards and upwards’
‘As always, being immersed in your flowery world is inspiring, joyous and empowering.’ Rosemary
‘I first came across Georgia and The Sussex Flower School nearly three years ago, when having been booked on another floristry course at a local college it was cancelled. Georgia was recommended to me by a friend who had been taught by here, so I booked in for a day’s one to one course. I was hooked and went back for another six days over the next six months. Having completed some fairly intensive training and loving every minute of it, I realised that is was actually the growing of the plants and flowers for cutting that really interested me.I am now in the early stages of setting up my business Freya’s Flowers with the aim of growing but also incorporating the floristry side as well. Georgia is inspirational and has the most wonderful ability to give you enormous amounts of confidence so that you know you can produce the goods. She has given me a huge amount of support over the last few years for which I am hugely grateful.’ – Freya Richards
‘Sometimes we go along with our businesses year after year and thinking oh im okay with my designs I don’t need to go and do more courses as ive done some already, and I know how to do that anyway, but then coming to you ends up giving me so many new ideas, and ive come away thinking oh I ll do this and do that!, And also its lovely meeting new people, and seeing how they would interpret the design with exactly the same flowers! So thanks it was really good, oh and lunch was wonderful and filling as well.’ Rachel, Budding Sensations
‘In 2012 I was overcome with the desire to work again with flowers, having not done so for many years. As I started to consider floristry as a serious pursuit, I came across The Sussex Flower School online and decided a days one to one with Georgia might help me make up my mind! That day spent with Georgia has been one of the best investments for my business as Georgia encouraged and developed long forgotten skills and empowered me with insider information to help get me started. Since then, I have kept in touch with Georgia, who remains extremely generous and truly supportive of me and my business.’ – Rachel Grimes Flowers
‘A few years ago and in need of a change, I enrolled at The Sussex Flower School and met the fabulous Georgia Miles. With patience, kindness and expertise she has guided and advised me on my career path, establishing Moss Bloss as an independant wedding and event florist in Kent. As such, Moss Bloss has been creating beautiful designs around Kent and this stems from the sincerity, warmth and interest shown by Georgia. Enrol at The Sussex Flower School and you can expect fun, care, genuine affection and creativity (and cake!). All the courses are interesting, well balanced and comparably priced. Students couldn’t be in better hands! I am happy to count Georgia as not only a mentor but also a friend. Thank you lovely lady!’ – Kate
‘A few years ago and in need of a change, I enrolled at The Sussex Flower School and met the fabulous Georgia Miles. With patience, kindness and expertise she has guided and advised me on my career path, establishing Moss Bloss as an independant wedding and event florist in Kent. As such, Moss Bloss has been creating beautiful designs around Kent and this stems from the sincerity, warmth and interest shown by Georgia. Enrol at The Sussex Flower School and you can expect fun, care, genuine affection and creativity (and cake!). All the courses are interesting, well balanced and comparably priced. Students couldn’t be in better hands! I am happy to count Georgia as not only a mentor but also a friend. Thank you lovely lady!’ – Moss Bloss
Thank you so much for yet another brilliant course today. Loved every minute, so special to be submerged in your awesome flowery world!
How do we adequately thank you for everything you have taught us: flowers and more. The best course I have ever done! Lisa
You have done so much for me and helped me to change my whole life. I’m so grateful and will definitely be back for more flower school input in the future. SO much love for you.
This has been one of the most enjoyable, fantastic things I have ever done, Jo
There aren’t enough words to let you know what a great teacher you really are! Mandy
Thank you so much Georgia. You are amazing and such a star with your calming, professional style. you have helped me so much.
Thank you lovely Georgia for a truly amazing course. I will be back to learn more!
Thankyou for being a truly inspirational; and wonderful teacher. I have loved every minute of the course and am thrilled to leave with new skills and flowery friends…Emily
Just a wee note to say a HUGE thank you for such a wonderful couple of months on the Career Change Course. I have loved every minute of it and will miss my weekly dose of the TSFS medicine! You are fantastic teacher and mentor and you offer such a unique and nourishing learning environment.
You have been an inspiration to all of us and I just want to say thank you
I just wanted to reiterate my thanks for our 1:1 session yesterday. I absolutely loved it and now feel more confident to unleash my limited creativity with flowers. It gave me so much pleasure and a sense of stress release to create two beautiful displays especially as I could take the bouquet to my parents as a special thanks for an amazing birthday present. I only wish I’d had the confidence to do it years ago!
I am so glad I decided to do the ‘Further your Skills’ course. I was on such a high after finishing the Career Change Course that I just felt I needed to learn more! I was so so nervous when I started the Career Change Course in September but by the end you had given me so much confidence in myself and my ability to create amazing things with flowers.
I had always wanted to learn about becoming a florist ever since I left school and I have just never had that confidence to do it. But last year I told myself that this is something that I really want to do and so I just need to do it and I am so glad that I did because every time I walk into your class room I feel so welcome and comfortable and it is just such a lovely environment to be in especially with all the coffee, cake and flowers!
Now I am doing the further your skills course and I am just loving it. The freedom, creativity, advice, help and support is just so great and I can’t wait for next week..
This is a very enjoyable day. Georgia was a delightful teacher and made the group feel very welcome. The course content was very informative in a relaxing environment. I learnt a huge amount whilst having great fun with the flowers. Thank you.
It’s always a fabulous day at The Sussex Flower School, I always enjoy going there to update my skills and make new flowery friends, whether you are a beginner or an experienced florist like I am, Georgia’s teaching at The Sussex Flower School incorporates everyone’s level of ability. I would recommend any course.
I so enjoyed my course with you in every way. You helped me more than you could ever know.
Pure ‘floral therapy’
Thank you for spoiling us and making us feel nurtured
Your enthusiasm for floristry and life in general is so catching and a breath of fresh air!
You are fantastic at what you do and your personality shines through all the time, totally gifted!
Had a great day. Arrived planning to delegate all aspects of floristry on our wedding day. Left thinking I’ll attempt it all ??thank you! Plus I’m coming back just for the super cake and lunch!
What a FANTASTIC experience!! I did a 1-2-1 class, and I learnt more in the 5 hours with Georgia, then I did in a 3 day flower course in London. Georgia was great in giving me as much information that I needed to take away with me, all of the ideas that I wanted to try she showed me how to do, and even gave me advice on what to buy. If you are considering attending one of Georgia’s classes, I would stop thinking and start booking. You will not regret it!! Thank you to Georgia for being a fantastic and lovely host and I wish you continued success!! Emily–Yacht student.
I want to thank you for the courses and wonderful teaching and advice you have given me this year. I so enjoyed Wedding Flowers, Urns, Pedestals and Sympathy Flowers. Coming to The Sussex Flower School with you and Christine has given me time out during a difficult year and a lot of happiness.
A massive THANK YOU for running the bouquet course last Thursday. I really enjoyed myself, you were incredibly inspiring and your tips and techniques were great and very helpful! I won’t forget 2 o’clock and Robin Hood!!!! I would love to stay in touch and if it’s ok I will connect in May when I leave my full time job – such exciting times and I can’t wait to get involved in the florist world, my bigger passion…
My dear Georgia, thank you SO much for today. I loved the course and i do feel more confident about hand tied’s now. Best of all was your wonderful LOVE of life. thank you for an amazing day.
Thank you again for being such an amazing teacher and for being so inspirational. Although I have had to attend other courses, I absolutely promise you that yours was the best, and your way of teaching and making people feel so at ease, is a joy to be part of.
This was a superb course I learned a lot just have to put it into practice What an amazing place I shall be going again thank you Georgia for a fun day.
“It’s been lovely being back in the flower world again and you’re always so inspiring, I look forward to doing more courses with you soon…”
“Having worked in Sales for 5 years, I picked up the local college course guide on whim and decided to sign up to the City and Guilds course in Floristry, it gave me the basics. Then I found Georgia at The Sussex Flower School and this is where all the practical business and technical skills I was missing came from. I had a week ‘one on one’ and tackled every gap in my knowledge and showered Georgia with a thousand questions, all of which she answered and injected the confidence I needed it- it was the perfect fit and I adored every moment. From there the idea for the business grew and last year our out-building was converted into a studio. I now live, work and grow our own flowers within a few steps.'” – Emily Wisher
“The amount and choice of materials was unbelievable – like being in a sweet shop! Working as part of a team was invaluable experience- with your fantastic support and guidance…..I came away with so much more than I expected. I thought the Career Change Course was excellent but this course went to another level….” (Large Scale Floral Designs)
“This course (the three day Large Scale Designs course) is well worth doing if you plan on doing event floristry or just fancy being creative for 3 days with beautiful flowers. It emphasises how as individuals we need to be able to work together and problem solve. I was part of a fantastic group, we pulled together and came up with some wonderful designs. It was a busy and thoroughly exhausting three days but what we produced was so beautiful. Apart from having a fantastic choice of flowers to use, Georgia also had Emma, a professional photographer come and take pictures. The finished display looked amazing.”
“Thank you so much for a fantastic week of introduction to wedding floristry. It has been a joy to be part of, and I have learnt so much! I’m so pleased to have chosen your course. You and Christine looked after us perfectly, the constant supply of drinks, cake, delicious lunch and great humour and all round loveliness. My brain is full of floristry and happy thoughts!”