Alicia Barker has been a floral designer for over fourteen years and is the founder and head floral designer at Flourish Sussex Flower School. After beginning her career in PR, Alicia retrained as a florist and went onto further her training at some of the countries leading flower schools ,including McQueens, Jane Packer and Tulipina Designs.

After running her wedding and event business for eight years. Alicia would create beautiful Sussex wedding flowers, for Sussex wedding venues for over fifty weddings a year. Alicia wanted to turn her hand to a new project, and Flourish was created.

'Flourish for me is for anyone that loves flowers. The school caters for flower enthusiasts and florists. We have carefully designed classes and courses which combine our flower philosophies and are packed with design, creativity, knowledge and a whole lot of fun. We have our career courses designed for existing florists to learn new skills and our workshops suited for anyone that simply loves flowers. Courses run both in the days and evenings so they are ideal for people with busy schedules'. 

All of the workshops are run from our studio at Randolphs Farm, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9EL, nestled in the South Downs, twenty minutes from Brighton and fifty minutes from London.