Judith Blacklock
Flower School

Accredited One Week Diploma Flower Arranging Course

£999.00

Discover the secrets of successful floral design in this intensive one-week flower arranging course. It is ideal for those who want to arrange flowers in their homes, for friends or for a special event with success and ease.

It covers elements such as wiring so you can make buttonholes and wrist corsages and large-venue flowers for garlands, flower walls and hanging designs. You learn how how to keep the stems in place and how to create wonderful arrangements on a virtually zero budget, if that is the call! We cover buying, which flowers last and what to grow in a garden – whether huge or a tiny patio.

This is a course for everyone and no previous knowledge is required. However if you have been arranging flowers at home but need more confidence these five days of intensive help, offering structure and inspiration, would be perfect for you.

On completion of the course, students receive the Judith Blacklock Diploma

10.30 am to 3.45 pm each day except for the first Monday which is 1.00 pm and the Friday finishes at 3.15pm. Please note, there will be an early morning (8.30 am) visit to New Covent Garden Flower Market during the course and will finish at 3.15pm on that Friday. We will confirm the date when you arrive at the school.

All flowers and materials included. Tea and coffee provided.

We also run an online version of this course 

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Description

This one-week floral design diploma course at the flower school premises is based on the teaching experience and inspiration Judith has gained from many years giving flower arrangement courses across the world. It is grounded on reason and logic and offers help and advice that is easy to follow and makes sense. Following step-by-step instructions that work effortlessly gives confidence. Once that is in place, you can create your own original style and be proud of it.

On the practical side you will understand how flowers can be supported by chicken wire, biodegradable foam or by other means – whether for the table, an archway, column or window ledge. The wise selection of flower combinations, the knowledge to choose fresh flowers and the right containers in which to display them will be explained simply and clearly so that arranging flowers becomes nothing but pure pleasure.

Dried flowers are having a resurgence in popularity. They are timeless. Twenty years ago Judith wrote a book Teach Yourself Dried Flowers and she is delighted that it is still up to date. Bleached flowers have also become popular, so both dried and bleached flowers will now be covered on this one-week flower arranging course. Preserved flowers last for years and keep their colour. Students will also be using these in one of their designs.

We have enjoyed meeting students at the flower school from virtually every country in the world on this flower arranging course, many of whom have become firm friends and call on each other, as well as Judith, for advice and help whenever they have an important event or wedding to organize.

On the one-week diploma flower arranging course you will learn:

  • Table centrepieces
  • Handtied bouquets
  • How to arrange flowers in a vase
  • Pedestal designs
  • Buttonholes
  • Floral crowns
  • Dried and preserved flowers

and:

  • How to recognise fresh flowers and how to make them last
  • Where to buy flowers
  • The mechanics (or how to keep your stems in place) using chicken wire, biodegradable foam, pin holders etc.
  • The latest trends and techniques
  • What to grow in the garden

There will also be a visit to New Covent Garden Flower Market.

The Judith Blacklock Diploma is awarded upon successful completion of this floral design course.

  1. Join Kim-Inoue – October 2020

    I absolutely loved the course. I feel that the course has allowed me to begin my floral journey that I am very much looking forward to seeing develop.

  2. Yasmin Argones – Oct 2020

    The class was amazing from beginning to end. Very useful and practical skills learnt, that I can now apply moving forward. Judith and all the teachers were very encouraging which has given me the confidence to pursue a career in floristry. Thank you for the amazing opportunity.

  3. Elizabeth Goddard

    A thoughtfully organised course based on scientific and design principals. The school is generous in the supply of floral materials and access to instructors. A blend of instruction, demonstration and individual practice with helpful feedback are core to the course. This course is appropriate for people who want to build their floral knowledge, appreciation and skill. Great opportunity and value for money.

  4. Gail & Marie Winterscheid

    The one week intensive design diploma went beyond my expectations. The flowers are absolutely tops, the setting fantastic and the instruction is packed with useful practical tips. The staff are wonderful!

  5. Abby Robson

    My week at Judith Blacklock Flower School will undoubtedly remain one of the highlights of my life. It was an incredible privilege to have one-to-one guidance from Judith herself – who is a remarkable teacher, author, editor and creator of all things floral. In addition to this we were given the opportunity to learn from an array of other skilled, experienced and knowledgable teachers all of whom took the time to give instruction and special encouragement or wisdom to each student. The entire week facilitated by others in the background, namely Christina and Tom who further enriched the experience by being available to help wherever and whenever it may be needed. All in all I left London feeling thoroughly grateful for my week of intensive floristry at Judith Blacklock Flower School. It was sheer magic. Thank you!

  6. Heather Jobling

    I can assuredly say that it has been one of the most enjoyable weeks I have ever had, immersed in the colour and variety of the choice blooms you selected for us to work with. Judith gave her own time for the majority of the course and that is so important for all attendees, but it does not detract from the standard set by your other tutors who were equally top class in their instructions, technique and knowledge. No one can leave the Judith Blacklock Flower School without their spirits singing! It has been a privilege to attend and I will return next year for some more of the same please!

  7. Karen Williams

    For anyone who wants to learn how to arrange flowers, but doesn’t know where to start, this course is for you. It’s such a good foundation and I picked up so many tips and tricks in my one week course a couple of years ago that I continue to use now and will into the future. It also gave me confidence to try my hand at new arrangements. It really is a very valuable course.

  8. Fiona Moore

    A wonderful week at the Flower School we covered lots of different techniques with a group of fantastic teachers and the trip to the flower market was really informative too. I would now like to progress to the Business course as it was so inspiring!

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