The Intermediate Career Course at Flourish Sussex Flower School

In January 2019 Flourish Sussex Flower School will be launching the Intermediate Career Course. This course has been designed for anyone who has completed our beginners course, or who has had previous experience in floristry. If you are unsure whether you are suitable for the course please contact us here.

This nine week or five week evening course is all about creativity, leaving traditional floristry rules at the door and pushing yourself artistically to create beautiful and individual designs. You will be taught tips and tricks and everyone will go away with an insight into how to create beautiful and elaborate displays.

Out of the nine workshops, eight of these are practical. Students will be shown demonstrations by head floral designer Alicia Barker and then students will have the opportunity to create their own pieces of design, with their own style and flare.

We will often put the arrangements together or work as group to create installations all of these will make perfect photo opportunities for your website and portfolio. As well encouraging you to take your own photos, we will also take digitally enhanced photographs and email them to you when the course has completed.


The Practical Work

The intermediate course is jam packed with practical work. We want students to go away buzzing with creativity. There is a big emphasis on colour and texture and as always we want students to develop their own individual style early own.

Here is a list of the practical work that will demonstrated and that students will create:

Artistic inspired bouquet. A free flowing, garden inspired bouquet will be shown and students will create.

Chair Back: chair back displays are a beautiful addition to any wedding or event. Students will learn to create natural displays in foam.

Chandelier: As a group we will create a floral chandelier.

Mantle Piece Display: Decorating a fireplace can really add to any event, we will create bespoke arrangements suitable for a mantle piece.

Dutch Masters: Using a floral frog pin, students will create a flower urn display, inspired by the Dutch floral artists of the eighteenth century. Please note the urns are not included in the price of the course.

Spring Table: Students will create individual spring arrangements and then as a group we will create a spring table.

Floral Headdress: Students will learn how to create a seasonal floral headdress.

Archway: As a group we will decorate an archway with seasonal flowers and foliage.


Theory Work

On the intermediate course we will also have a theory class where we look at the following areas of running your own business:

Website Building

Advertising & Marketing

Social Media

Business Options




Useful links and places to acquire materials.


Location & FAQS

The intermediate course is run from The Gun room, Randolphs Farm, Hurstpierpoint. All materials, including flowers and foliages are included in the price. Some containers are not included in the price, please see terms and conditions.

The course runs every Wednesday evening, 7.00pm-9.00pm. It begins on the 9th January and concludes on the 20th March, please note there are no classes on the 13th and 20th February. If you wish to sign up for the five week course, this concludes on the 6th February.

There is a maximum of twelve places on nine week intermediate course.

It is important that you have learnt the basics in floristry before you sign up to this course. If you are unsure please do contact us.

We offer different payments options. You can book directly through the website, or you can pay a 25% non refundable deposit and then the rest of the balance is due six weeks before the course starts, or you can pay half on booking, which is non refundable and then pay the other half two weeks before the course starts. If you would like more details about the payment options please contact us today.

The intermediate course at Flourish Sussex Flower School is a fusion of art, colour, texture, seasonal blooms and design. Try something new today and join us this coming January.