Creative Funeral Flowers


Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st November 2020 (Fully booked)
Thursday 25th - Saturday 27th March 2021

10am - 4pm    

Level: Beginners/New Skills 

Important Information:  We are limiting student numbers  whilst social distancing is in place.  With only 8 places (instead of 12) now available, please do book soon!  Should we have to cancel a course due to government guidelines we will offer you a transfer or a full refund.                    

Not always a subject that is easy to talk about - but funeral and sympathy work are an very important sector of floristry as it is still the one area that florists excel and supermarkets cannot!   It can also be extremely comforting to be able to make tributes for family and friends who have lost loved ones - they will appreciate having someone creating their personal tributes with love and attention.  From designing a garden tribute incorporating vegetables to a 3-D handbag for a glamorous lady - it is truly satisfying and creative work.

This 3 day course covers important designs in floristry work and is suitable for complete beginners or those looking to improve their skills and design knowledge.  

We look at both traditional and contemporary designs - from based work to biodegradable designs (required for many woodland burial sites).

At the end of this course you will have the confidence and skills to design a wide range of funeral tributes. You take home all the designs you create during the course.

Suitable for beginners and those looking to improve their skills and portfolio. 

"Once again I thoroughly enjoyed my course!  I feel quite confident in doing some funeral work now.  Cannot wait to do another one!  Can't wait to do another course.  Thank you so much Sarah, I'll be back again soon"
Jo Leleu | February 2017

The core subjects covered on this Creative Funeral Flowers Intensive course are:

  • Sprays: creating sheaves and casket spray tributes.
  • Foam frames - creating 2-D shapes and bevelled ribbon edging for traditional funeral designs such as hearts, lettering and cushions.
  • 3-D Designs - structure and designing.  You will cut and design a 3-D shape and decorate using moss, flowers, leaves and foliage.
  • Eco-friendly and biodegradable tributes - creating birch based designs.
  • Bespoke designs - taking a client brief and designing a tribute.
  • Costing and quotations for funeral designs.

The course includes all the flowers and materials required to complete the course along with notebook and pen to take invaluable notes. We also recommend you bring a camera to record your progress and finished designs. 

You will need to bring a packed lunch with you each day.  

Please read our COVID-19 guidelines.

You will also be provided with tools to use during the course.   If you wish to purchase tools, we have these available and can be purchased during the course.

We would recommend wearing  comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting wet or dirty (as flowers involve a bit of both!)

This course is held at The Cambridge Flower School, Newton Hall, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7ZE.

The fee is £595.00.   To confirm your place you can choose to pay either a deposit of £250.00 or the full fee.  If paying a deposit the balance is due 14 days prior to the start of the course.

You can book this course online or call the school on 01223 655661.

Once you have booked your place(s) we will email you further details of the course including a location map with how to find the venue.