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The Flower School

Established for nearly 20 years the Judith Blacklock Flower School is widely acclaimed as the UK’s most renowned institute for excellence in floral design. Judith takes pride in giving every student a personal learning experience in a warm and happy environment. She wants every student to develop their own potential, including those who believe they are not creative. Creativity comes from confidence, gained from understanding techniques and methods which never let you down. Judith believes everyone can succeed with flowers either as a pastime or as a profession. The ethos of the school is that those who really want to learn really will, and become as passionate about flowers as she is.

The Teaching

The school’s teaching is logical and easy to understand. There is a limit of 13 students in a class. Although Judith teaches on most courses she is supported by an exceptional team of experienced, qualified instructors who currently work in the flower industry. They too delight in passing on their experience, expertise and passion.

Classes are taught in English. However, assistance and documentation can be made available in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Diplomas are given on courses of three days or longer.

If you are not sure which course is most suitable for you, please fell free to call the school anytime to discuss various options.

Flora Magazine

Flora Magazine is re-launching with Judith Blacklock as editor. The summer issue will be out in April 2019. Look out for it in your local newsagents.

Judith Blacklock

Founder, Judith Blacklock is the author of 16 bestselling books. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture. She has designed a medal winning garden at Chelsea Flower Show for the Institute. 

In 2011 she organised Flowers@Chicheley Hall, the largest contemporary cut-flower event that has ever been staged in the UK and in 2014 Flowers@Oxford to great acclaim. She regularly appears on television and teaches at global floristry events, including the Chelsea Flower Show. Judith has travelled and taught in Bahrain, Dubai, Ireland, China, UAE, Turkey, Canada, Japan, Kuwait and the USA. 

Judith has provided her expertise for many high-profile venues such as Kensington Palace and has created many bouquets for members of the Royal Family. She taught floral design techniques to celebrities such as Kristie Allsopp, Gordon Ramsay, Keeley Hawes, John Sergeant and James May from Top Gear. Judith has appeared in the television series Made In Chelsea. She has also acted as a design consultant to large corporations such as Invested, Topshop, Tesco, BT, Channel 4 and Marks & Spencer. 

Judith was on Sky News to commentate on the flowers for Prince Harry & Ms Meghan's Royal Wedding on 19th May.


Judith is delighted to be supporting two charities this autumn by providing table arrangements for dinners.


Dedicated to supporting children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and benefit from. Judith is an Ambassador for this charity.


Perennial is the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture, and their families, when times get tough.