‘After years of working in finance I wanted a career change. I have always loved flowers but knew very little of what to do with them. I came across Flourish Sussex Flower School and from the moment I got in contact everything was so inspiring. The ten week evening course allowed me to keep working & train at the same time. Each week was a creative heaven. Alicia’s vision is exceptional & now I am pursuing my dream job as a florist. I can not recommend it more highly’.
— Laura: Career Change Course
‘I booked a One Day Taster Class with Flourish as I was keen to become a florist but I wanted to do a trial day before committing to a long term course. It was jam packed with ideas, tips and guidance. I had so much fun and the day just whizzed by & now I have signed up to the career change course & I can not wait to start.’
                                                                       
— Sarah: One Day Taster Class

Flourish Sussex Flower School is a creative and artistic space where students can come and learn about the world of flowers. The school which is based in Hurstpierpoint West Sussex, runs floristry courses including career courses, taster days, wedding flower retreats and floral workshops for flower enthusiasts. The floristry courses range from two hour taster sessions to ten week floristry career changing courses, all taught by Alicia, a floral designer with over fourteen years' experience in the industry and who combines her unique style with on going trends.

Each floristry course has been designed so that it is informative and full of creativity, with lots of hands on expertise from Alicia, in a relaxed and fun environment. Although we cover classic floristry, we place emphasis on creative freedom and encourage all of our students to develop their own artistic style early on. At the flowers school classes are kept small to ensure each student can reach their full potential. Ongoing business support and creativity ideas are provided for anyone that signs up to one of our training courses.

Whether you fancy a career change, a fun night out with friends or to simply try a new hobby, Flourish Sussex Flower School offers the perfect creative space to meet your needs.

OUR STUDENTS STORIES

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THE FOUNDATION FOR BEGINNERS

Have you ever dreamt of working with flowers? Would you like to know more about your floral hobby? Are you a craft lover and fancy turning your hand to floristry? Our Foundation for Beginners has been designed to teach students all the principles you need in floristry and take your creativity style to a new level.

The floristry course is a fusion of art and design. Each student is encouraged to develop their own style from the beginning. We want every student that completes our Foundation for Beginners to come away inspired, confident and ready to embark on their own journey working with flowers.

During the course students will learn the foundations of floral design in a relaxed and fun environment. Students will get to create a hand tie bouquet, wedding design, sympathy flowers, large installations, vase displays and event work. We will also cover theory work including buying from a wholesaler, an introduction into starting a business and running a wedding.

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ONE DAY MASTERCLASS

Do you love flowers and would like to spend a day learning the tricks of the trade? Why not come along to one of our One Day Masterclass’s. Learn to create a bouquet and table centre. Come to a seasonal workshop or learn how to create personal flowers for a wedding. You will be spoilt for choice on our selection of One Day Masterclass’s. Immerse yourself into the world of flowers, enjoy a delicious lunch and go away with two floral displays. For more information click here.

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The Wedding & EVENT COURSE

Our wedding and event course has been designed for those who have completed The Foundation or for those who had previous experience in floristry. Over a period of eight sessions or four days we will guide you to create some of the most elaborate displays for an event. You will leave confident and ready to take on weddings for yourself. For more information click here.