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Floral Design Schools

Flower design is a centuries old art, craft, and skill. Almost anyone can enjoy it -- from weekend gardener and flower enthusiast to part-time florist or master designer. Yet, to really become proficient requires a keen eye for form, proportion, color, balance, texture, and style. It also requires training. Fortunately, there are many fine floral design schools that can help. So, whether you just want to learn the basics of arranging flowers, have a real passion for flower design, or are considering a career in floristry, there's probably a class that's just right for you. These floral design schools are a great place to start. For additional ideas, check with your local colleges and vocational schools, and read all you can on the subject. Contact your favorite local florists, too, because some may offer on-the-job training. And, when it comes to designing flowers, there's a lot to be said for quality classroom instruction combined with real-world floral design experience.


University of Alaska Anchorage Floral Design Program
Cuddy Center, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone 907-786-1401 ~ Fax 907-786-1402


Thunderbird Floral Design School
Phoenix, AZ 85001
Phone 602-547-0055 ~ Fax 602-439-7393


Floral Art School of Australia
22 Riddell Parade, Elsternwick, Victoria 3185 Australia
Phone 03-9523-5052 (Intl. +61-39523-5052)
Fax 03-9523-6925 (Intl. +61-39523-6925)

Flowers Design School
Suite 39C City West Centre Plaistowe Lane, West Perth, Western Australia 6005
Phone 61 8 9321 0222


California Flower Art Academy
7280 Blue Hill Drive #7, San Jose, CA 95129
Phone 408-859-7812 or 408-873-8288

City College of San Francisco
Environmental Horticulture / Floristry
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone 415-239-3106 ~ Fax 415-239-3051

Los Angeles School of Flower Design
Classes at Maker City LA at The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, 11th Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone 877-322-5666


Orange County School of Flower Design
Classes at A to Z Wholesale Floral, 3043 Oak St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Phone 877-322-5666

Phil Rulloda Southern California School of Floral Design
843 S. State College #D, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone 800-981-7445 or 714-776-7445 ~ Fax 714-776-7485

San Diego School of Flower Design
Classes at Lilies Flower Wholesaler, 1205 Aviara Pkwy., Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone 877-322-5666


San Francisco School of Flower Design
Classes at Nuckton Wholesalers, 668 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone 877-322-5666


Palmer School of Floral Design
2528 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone 970-207-9476

Trim International Floral School Ltd.
4800 Dahlia, Denver, CO 80216
Phone 800-858-9854 or 303-388-7377


CFA Floral Design School
590 Main Street, Bart Center, Monroe, CT 06468
Phone 800-352-6946 ~ Fax 203-261-5429


Washington DC School of Flower Design
Classes at Danisa Wholesale, 8818 Monard Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone 877-322-5666


Miami School of Flower Design
Classes at Berkely Wholesale, 2360 NW 23rd St., Miami, FL 33142
Phone 877-322-5666

South Florida Center For Floral Studies
360 S. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone 800-765-8523 or 561-684-8100

South Florida School of Floral Design
1612 S. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone 800-585-9491 or 561-585-9491 ~ Fax 561-585-3359


The American Institute of Floral Arts, AIFA
Distance Learning Program, P.O. Box 228, Hiram, GA 30141
Phone 888-222-5006 or 770-222-5008


Flower Design of Britain
120 High Street, Worle, Weston-Super-Mare, N. Somerset BS22 OHD
Phone 01934-516277 ~ Fax 01934-521337


Boerma Instituut
P.O. Box 297, 1430 AG Aalsmeer, Legmeerdijk 227, Netherlands
Phone +31 (0)20-4415306 ~ Fax +31 (0)20-4415315


Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arranging
9/F, Li Dong Building, 9 Li Yuen Street, East Central, Hong Kong
Phone (852) 28821832


American Floral Art School
634 S. Wabash, Suite 210, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone 312-922-9328

Chicago School of Flower Design
Classes at 452 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone 877-322-5666 ~ Fax (414) 562-9010


Indianapolis School of Flower Design
Classes at Kennicott Bros., 3945 Industrial Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46254
Phone 877-322-5666


Jakarta Flower Workshop
Hotel Menara Peninsula, Jl. Letjen S. Parman Kav 76, Slipi - Jakarta Barat


Floral Design of Britain Tokyo
1-5-1-103 Wakamatsu-Cho, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan 183-0005
Phone 042-363-8299 ~ Fax 042-363-8255


Stuppy's Mid-America School of Floral Design
1720 SW 42 Street, Topeka, KS 66609
Phone 888-859-4199 (ext. 569) or 816-842-5704


Creative Floral Design School of New Orleans
714 Lafayette St., Gretna, LA 70053
Phone 800-423-6338 or 504-366-7676 ~ Fax 504-361-5200


New England School of Floral Design
88 West Main Street, Norton, MA 02766
Phone 508-285-7188 or 1-800-675-7188

Rittners School of Floral Design
345 Marlborough St., Boston, MA 02115
Phone 617-267-3824


Floral Career Academy
7344 Allen Rd., Allen Park, MI 48101
Phone 313-389-5900


Koehler & Dramm's Institute of Floristry
2407 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone 800-298-0495

Minneapolis School of Flower Design
2265 West County Rd. #c, Roseville, MN 55113
Phone 877-322-5666


St. Louis Academy of Floral Arts & Sciences
2744 LaSalle St., St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone 800-280-2282 or 314-771-7691 ~ Fax 314-771-2284

The Learning Center on the Saint Louis Flower Market
St. Louis, MO
Phone 800-264-4617 or 314-664-1212


Las Vegas School of Floral Design
3275 Ali Baba Lane, Suite #517, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Phone 702-435-9783


School of Floral Arts & Design
504 Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone 973-316-1100 ~ Fax 973-316-1299


Trim International Floral School Ltd.
4725 Lumber Ave. N.E., Suite 4, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone 800-786-2640 or 505-884-4691


Flower School of New York
213 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011
Phone 212-661-8074

New York School of Flower Design
131 W. 28th St., New York, NY 10001
Phone 877-322-5666

Wilson Tech
17 Westminster Ave., Dix Hills, NY 11746
Phone 631-754-2900


Cincinnati Floral Design Center
5144 Pleasant Ave., Fairfield, OH 45014
Phone 800-772-8759

David-Curtis School of Floral Design
209 N. Main Street, Centerville, OH 45459
Phone 937-433-0566 ~ Email

Hixson's School of Floral Design
14125 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107
Phone 216-521-9277 ~ Fax 216-521-9279

Ohio State University
Agriculture Technical Institute
1328 Dover Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone 330-287-1242 ~ Fax 330-287-1333


Mid America Area Technology Center
Dept. of Horticulture
P.O. Box H, Wayne, OK 73095
Phone 405-449-3391

Oklahoma State University
Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
360 Agrigultural Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone 405-744-5414 ~ Fax 405-744-9709


Canadian Institute of Floral Design
2794A Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8V 1H5
Phone 1-877-285-1931 or 416-733-9968

Canadian Academy of Floral Art
(Association for experienced floral designers.)
P.O. Box 1114, 50 Cork St. East, 2nd Level, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 6N3
Phone 519-836-5495 or 800-698-0113 ~ Fax 519-836-7529


Floral Design Institute
2701 N.W. Vaughn, #429, Portland, OR 97210
Phone 800-819-8089 ~ Fax 503-274-0184

Bea's Floral Design School
750 117th Ave., Salem, OR 97301
Phone 503-873-2452 ~ Fax 503-873-3809


Lifetime Career Schools
101 Harrison St., Archbald, PA 18403
Phone 800-326-9221

Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone 570-326-3761 ext 3559


Benz School of Floral Design
P.O. Box 9909, College Station, TX 77842
Phone 979-845-1699


Diamond Flores
61 Canada Way Lower Wick, Worcester UK
Phone 07702 550478

Judith Blacklock Flower School
4/5 Kinnerton Place South, London, UK SW1X 8EH
Phone 0044 (0)207 235-6235 ~ Fax 044 (0)207 235-6335

Out of the Bloom Flower Design School
89/91 Byham Street, Camden, London, UK NW1 0AG
Phone 0044 (0)207 482 3301 ~ Fax 044 (0)207 267 1989

The English School of Floristry
Thrive Floristry, Coney Weston, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 1HG, UK
Phone 01359 221952 ~ International 00441359 221952


Vermont Academy of Floral Design
P.O. Box 205, Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Phone 802-244-8322 ~ Fax 802-244-1609


Floral Design Institute
911 Western Ave., #575, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone 800-819-8089 ~ Fax 503-274-0184


Milwaukee School of Flower Design
Classes at Kennicott Bors., 4831 W. State St., Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone 877-322-5666

Designing flowers is a lifelong journey of discovery, because there is always something new to learn. Some designers specialize in wedding bouquets, event decorations, or high-style arrangements. Others excel in sympathy tributes or silk flower creations. There are European hand-tied bouquets, Asian designs, botanical themes, and contemporary urban styles to explore, too. The variety of floral design styles, skills, and artistic influences is almost endless. So, whether a part-time hobby or lifelong career, floral design can be an enriching experience for everyone who loves flowers and appreciates great design.

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