Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find most common questions and answers regarding the Flower School and floristry in general. Please call us for further information.
Questions About the Flower School
- Reach us by bus - The nearest bus stop is Temple Fortune Hill which is a 6 minute walk from us;
- Reach us by Tube - The nearest tube station is Golders Green which is a 15 minute walk from us;
- Reach us by Car - The nearest car parks are Indigo Car Park and Brent Cross Station and prices are at around £5-6 per hour;
- Select one of the courses at our website www.flower-school.co.uk , choose one of the available dates and click the Book Now button. Then finish the payment;
- Book a course by phone: +44(0)207 724 7525;
You can pay for your floristry course at the Flower School via American Express, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal;
Our flower courses are not accredited. They are meant to be a nice experience with friends learning to be creative;
You can cancel or rescedule your booked course 24 hours before the day of the course. Just call us and we will do that for you;
You can rescedule your booked course 24 hours before the day of the course. Just call us and we will do that for you;;
All the flowers needed for the course are on us. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee and cake at our Garden Cafe again on us;
Questions About Floristry
Currently, you do not need to be certified for becoming a florist in the UK. But, there are some educational options to develop floristry skills.
The first option is learning from professional teachers in a college. It will give you a great qualification and employability learning from a professional teacher the whole way. Moreover, learning this way will lead you to achieve an NVQ in Floristry between 1 and 5 levels.
The second option is an apprenticeship. It is for people who either currently work, or already have experience in the floristry. The apprenticeship can still be managed by a college or educational institute, but you are learning at an actual floristry job. Thus, you can achieve level 2 or 3 NVQ, and of course practical experience.
The highest qualification in floristry in the UK is the National Diploma of the Society of Floristry. Most professional florists in the UK are members of that society.
- Creativity - as a florist you will need to match flowers in different colours, shapes and sizes requiring a reasonable amount of creativity. Like every job including the handwork.
- Knowledge - to be a successful florist you need to know the different types of flowers and their meanings. You should know which one of them is appropriate for certain occasions.
- Hand-crafting techniques - as a florist you will deal with different materials and containers for the creation of a bouquet. So, you will not only focus on arranging flowers.