‘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.


Career Course

Have you ever dreamed of working with flowers? Our floristry career course 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 career course to come away inspired, confident and ready to embark on their own journey working with flowers. For more information click here.

Introduction To Floristry

Do you love flowers but are not quite ready for a career course? Why not sign up to our two day ‘Introduction to Floristry’ course. Over the two days you will taught about the principles of floristry and create three beautiful displays to take home. You will work with the most beautiful flowers and will get an insight into the floristry industry. In introduction into styling your work will also be introduced in this short course. To book your place click here.


The Wedding Retreat

Our two day wedding retreat is a beautiful short course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to plan and create beautiful wedding flowers. Students will learn how to order, prepare and create all the essential displays, from the bridal bouquet to large installations. You will leave confident and ready to take on weddings for yourself. For more information click here.