Career Course at Flourish

Flourish Sussex Flower School has been designed to provide students with an in depth introduction into floral design. As well as offering taster days, Flourish Sussex Flower School offers a range of courses designed for florists to build up their own training programme to suit their own specific requirements, at times that are suited to their own lifestyle.



For students that are entering the floristry industry, Flourish Sussex Flower School offers The Foundation for Beginners, with a five day intensive course or ten week evening course. The Foundation course is ideal for anyone who has no or little experience and wants to master the basics in floristry. Flourish also offers The Wedding & Event Course, which runs over five days or a ten week evening course, starting 2020. This course is packed full of creativity and as well as learning complicated designs, there is a strong focus on style development. We also run the Wedding Retreat, an opportunity of training florists to plan and create wedding flowers without the pressure of a ‘real couple’.


The Foundation in Floristry: Conditioning, colour palette, basic wire work, hand tied bouquet, free flowing bouquet, table centre pieces, an introduction in wedding flowers, contemporary design, funeral design, floral meadow and pedestal display for special events. 

Students will also cover buying and ordering, seasonal flowers, flower conditioning as well as lots of helpful tips along the way.

Wedding & Event Course: Hanging installation, artistic inspired bouquet, chair back display, table styling, urn display, candelabra dressing, Dutch floral masterclass, statement headdress and group archway.

Students will also have a business class, looking at creating a website, advertising, marketing and social media.


All students will come away from the courses with a wealth of knowledge. They will become members of our private Facebook page, where Alicia will share videos and tips on designs and give practical and on going advice.

Teas, coffees and light refreshments will be served throughout the classes and some include lunch.

Here at Flourish Sussex Flower School we believe every florist is unique so we have designed a training programme that students can build up their own specific needs.

For dates and availability view our floristry training page.

To receive an information pack about a career course at Flourish please fill out our contact form.