Recent feedback from students.....
Absolutely amazing! I have really felt like this course has given me a great foundation to build on, and hopefully one day, start my own floristry business. Both Sarah and Gussie were welcoming, informative and full of knowledge. All the sessions were easy to follow and to remember when it came to recreating each piece at home! I have already booked on to more courses and will continue to attend and recommend CFS. Thank you xxx
Laura Bannister | Floristry for Beginners Evening Course | September - November 2017
Fantastic! Gussie excellent at explaining and demonstrating and very helpful individually tweaking. Loved it and feel can go away and confidently repeat the process.
Suzanne Armitage | Handtied Bouquet | November 2017
This course is excellent for anyone wanting to improve on funeral flower arranging that only had a small amount of knowledge. Its a good variety of arrangements made on the course and I now feel confident in that I can go away and make arrangements for any funeral work that I get. As always great cake and yummy lunches.
Jenny Marchant | Beginners Funeral Flowers | November 2017
Loved the workshop. So much info and learnt lots of good tips to progress my business. Will definitely look at other courses.
Ellice Cundall | Starting a Floristry Business | October 2017
Very enjoyable day - I learnt alot! Informative and well paced for each stage. Added bonus of a delicious lunch. I will be back for more courses!
Emily Lambert | Beginners Floristry Taster | October 2017
Gussie was lovely and very helpful in teaching. Wonderful place and I plan to hopefully book onto another course.
Lucy Davies | Flowers as Gifts | October 2017
Really really lovely. It's been really interesting learning the shapes of pedestals and making alter pieces. Sarah and Gussie are really good at explaining every step and helping you on a 1-1 basis. Fantastic! Thank you.
Lottie Turner | Church Flowers | October 2017
I loved it, as I did before. I want to do them all. Both practical & theory are extremely helpful & informative. All resources are brilliant & the support & positivity is very good, clear & precise. The food is amazing and Sarah & Gussie are inspiring.
Alex Sharman | Intensive Career Course | October 2017
Fantastic! I really enjoyed the whole 3 days and will look to come back. All very useful! It has been such a relaxing atmosphere to learn - perfect! Loved the cooking!
Megan Thomas | Wedding Floristry for Beginners Intensive | October 2017
Fabulous day learning about wedding flowers. Lovely atmosphere, clear instructions, lots of time to practice and ask questions when necessary! And of course beautiful flowers. Thank you Sarah and Gussie for a great day!
Ros Wood | Wedding Floristry Taster | September 2017
The course was incredibly informative. I love how hands on it is, even knowing it is a group activity there is plenty for everyone to be doing. Great choice of flowers used. Very pleasant atmosphere and great environment to be able to ask questions and gain lots of knowledge from others on the course.
Gemma Perman | Garlands and Archways | September 2017
A fabulous morning workshop doing a handtied bouquet - an absolute treat. Gussie and Sarah were wonderful, full of knowledge a d titbits to help a complete novice!! I will be back to do more.
Anne Wilcockson | Handtied Bouquet | September 2017
Great fun, much more relaxed atmosphere than I anticipated. Learn't a lot. Tutors friendly and helpful.
Marina Hargreaves | Flowers as Gifts | September 2017
The course was fabulous, better than I ever expected. I feel well informed about my career possibilities now and the practical element was amazing! I really thought floristry was a distant dream. If anything this course has made it a possibility. Thank you!
Becca Butcher | Intensive Career Course | August 2017
Excellent all round plus additional tips and teaching on costings etc is very helpful. Sarah and Gussie are brilliant, lovely and friendly and very knowledgeable. I now feel confident to tackle larger scale designs. Thanks so much! xx
Lisa Jones | Wedding and Event Design | August 2017
Absolutely brilliant. The tutors were so friendly, encouraging and helpful. The instructions were crystal clear and we had plenty of time to experiment. I have grown in confidence with using flowers and trying my own arrangements in future. It was the perfect way to spend a Saturday - Thank you so much!
Emma Jones | Beginners Floristry Taster | August 2017
Excellent as always - learning new techniques taught with great patience and skill, in a very relaxed atmosphere. Compant, food and drink all excellent too. Mine was a late booking, but I'm so pleased I did!
Tess Wright | Bridal Intermediate| August 2017
Having no previous experience in floristry, Sarah and Gussy where fun, clear with step by step instructions, to make some beautiful creations. I've had a great time - I'll be back
Lina Nowaka | Intensive Wedding Floristry for Beginners | July 2017
Very informative and realistic career course. Gave me honest opinions as what a career in the business will be like. I started with no confidence and unsure of what my aim in floristry would be and finished with a path in mind to my market and customers I would like to target. I have a name Thistle Dew Floral Design. I have loved the course! Both Sarah and Gussie have been amazing and I only wish I lived closer so I could do more short courses! Scotland is too far! Please come up and do some workshops in Scotland.
Hermione Wemyss | Intensive Career Course | July 2017
It was a brilliant day! I learn't a lot, will definitely be coming back for more courses. Thanks a lot! (I might even consider changing a career path and leaving my Pharmacist job for good - and I like it a lot!)
Karolina Holacka | Beginners Floristry Taster | July 2017
Extremely informative and lots of inspirational ideas everyone thinking of setting up a business should attend; whether working at home ot starting a shop. Learn from Sarah using her real life experience. As usual excellent cake and lunch.
Helen Pettit | Starting a Floristry Business | July 2017
Wow! I learn't so much and the course provided excellent tips- a minefield of valuable inforamtion. Beautiful setting, quality materials, relaxed environment, excellent food and Sarah the lecturer and Gussie were lovely, professional, humorous and approachable. I would highly reccommend this course to anyone wishing to pursue skills in floristry and I am looking forward to my next course in July for wedding floristry!
Jo Richards | Intensive Career Course| June 2017
I loved this workshop!! Very well organised and relaxed environment to learn how to make a handtied bouquet. Sarah was very helpful.
Kayleigh Button | Handtied Bouquet | June 2017
Been looking into a potential career change and looked at lots, floristry popped out.Sarah says you'll get the bug and I feel I have. This taster course covers the basics with thorough learning but keeping it light and enjoyable and not too intense. I know I need to plan what course to do next as I fully intend on doing more. Thank you so much Sarah X
Stephanie Maclaren| Beginners Floristry Taster | June 2017
The workshop for Midsummer Halo has been INCREDIBLE!! Favourite by far! Sarah has been so encouraging and helpful and has really helped with my confidence! Can't wait for the next!
Jessica Tennant | Midsummer Halo | June 2017
Had a wonderful time, really informative. Sarah has a lovely teaching style - open and with humour, we were all allowed to take our time and didn't feel rushed. Made some fantastic pieces. Venue is fantastic, light and airy with beautiful surroundings.
Claire Noumovic | Beginners Floristry Taster | May 2017
This course is lovely, not only for funerals, but all techniques can be used for so many different things. Thank you once again.
Kathy Hughes | Funeral Flowers Intermediate | May 2017
Most enjoyable - 4 days - fun and relaxed but most of all informative, inspiring and a confidence builder. A really amazing experience. Fabulous setting and loved the 'cake breaks' and the salads. Will definitely return!!! Sarah and Gussie were warm, encouraging and fun!!!
Hilary Emerson | Wedding and Event Design | April 2017
Absolutely brilliant day - thoroughly enjoyed it. Varied and informative. Beautiful flowers and great location/surroundings. Will definitely do another one. Food also excellent - nice to have something different that isn't sandwiches. Thank you!
Emma Slater | Beginners Floristry Taster | April 2017
Such a friendly and relaxed way to spend a morning and two beautiful gifts to take home. Very informative, good instruction and so calm. Thank you!
Amanda Fox | Flowers as Gifts | April 2017
Loved the day - as always! Enjoy the clear step by step instructions and the fact that all flowers and materials are supplied. The informal atmosphere help with your confidence - not intimidating ni any way. Extra bonus - lovely cake and lunch!!
Sandra Wesley | Wedding Floristry Taster | April 2017
As usual, a wonderful experience. Lots of tips and confidence in believing you can do this... Sarah is a great teacher and such a relaxing atmosphere and great cake!! A great school for a treat, hobby or starting a business. Thanks! x
Helen Pettit | Church Flowers | April 2017
Had a brilliant time, produced a range of funeral designs using a variety of flowers. Course speed was perfect. Had a fantastic couple of days learning the importance of funeral flower work in floristry.
Helen Yarsley | Funeral Flowers for Beginners | February 2017
A very enjoyable and informative day. Lots of information delivered in a relaxed atmosphere. The day flew by! Thank you.
Janice Brown | Beginners Floristry Taster | February 2017
Such a fantastic course for me - clear, step by step instructions and a perfect mix of theory with practical work. Lovely atmosphere to learn in with Sarah as an incredibly encouraging teacher. Excellent food too!
Natalie Davis | Floristry Career Course | January 2017
Absolutely fantastic course - from beginning to end! Sarah's knowledge just oozes out, share's everything she knows in a truly accessible, honest and amusing way! Can't wait to do my Christmas Arch and work on the launch of the new business "The Blissful Florist". Thank you so much xxx
Carolyn Reed | Floristry Career Course | December 2016
Excellent Beginners Course. Sarah is a wonderful, patient teacher. I developed a good basic understanding of floristry and look forward to gaining experience now. Lots of practice at home! Thank you, I have really enjoyed the 7 week course and would highly recommend for anyone interested in floristry.
Annie Davenport | Beginners Evening Course | September - November 2016
Absolutely loved it! Sarah is a brilliant teacher - so relaxed, easy to follow and patient. I learnt a lot, but mostly I've learnt that I want to do more of this!!
Sue Huggett | Floristry Taster | November 2016
Really enjoyable course. Did not know what to expect, but really surprised how well the course is broken down into manageable sections and the input is very well taught. Learnt so much from the three days and would happily do another course.
Amanda Armour | Wedding Floristry for Beginners Intensive | October 2016
An excellent day and actually surprisingly mentally tiring! I enjoyed every aspect particularly the advice on the realities of becoming a florist and life as a florist. The flowers were of excellent quality and Sarah is a joy to listen to and watch. Thank you so much for a potentially life-changing day!
Karen Bewick | Floristry Taster | September 2016
A fantastic course! Very useful with practical advice about both the "hands on" and "business" side of floristry. The size of the group was perfect you have everyone tips and feedback where needed. The course content covered a wide range of topics - a great introduction and starter in which to go away and practice further. Thank you so much - it has been amazing!
Claire Hodgkins | Floristry Career Course | August 2016
Exceeded my expectations. Fun, informative and action packed with practicals. If Sarah can make a florist out of me she can do it with anyone. Don't dither, book your course today, you'll love it. Sarah's is so confident giving and I leave full of knowledge and brimming with enthusiasm.
Erica Marrett | Floristry Career Course | June 2016
Excellent tuition. Explained step by stem with sense of humour! So glad I achieved it. Thank you.
Amanda Woodward | Handtied Workshop | June 2016
Fantastic fun, very well organised and super informative. I learnt loads and discovered an artistic side I didn't know I had. Would definitely recommend. Have already booked another course!
Emily Dixon | Beginners Taster | April 2016
Friendly. Informative. Thoroughly enjoyable course. Excellent quality of flowers, fantastic teaching approach, always encouraging. Awesome cake! Looking forward to the next one.
Lisa Bass | Funeral Flowers for Beginners Evening Course | March 2016
Beautiful flowers - so lovely to learn so much. Great teacher, always had time for you in and out of the classroom. Lovely atmosphere. Would completely recommend to anyone. Want to come back as soon as my work will let me. Have learnt so much.
Laura Towler | Wedding Floristry Beginners Evening | January - March 2016
Was bought this as a Christmas present and what a lovely present it was. Enjoyed the morning so much and you get to take the flowers home. Certainly beats the housework and Tesco on a Saturday morning!
Pauline Ashworth | Flowers as Gifts | January 2016
The best decision I made attending this course. Sarah is lovely and really patient and everyone makes you feel so welcome.
Jessica Quinn | Intensive Week Floristry Career Course | January 2016
Really enjoyable, I found it to be an informative and fun day. I didn't think I would be able to produce anything quite so beautiful, but you helped us step-by-step and I am thrilled with what I am going away with! It has really given me lots of inspiration, thank you!
Lauren Roberts | Beginners Floristry Taster | January 2016
Really enjoyable course, learnt such a lot in a fun environment. I have recommended the courses to my friends. Can't wait to sign up for my next course.
Susan Craig | Floristry for Beginners Evening Course | Sep-Nov 2015
Sarah, what can I say - A joy from start to finish! Fabulous venue, easy to find and then fun from the start. The handtied was fabulous and different flowers you convinced me I thought I didn't like! Very friendly teacher with good sense of humour. Loved it! I will be back.
Laura Towler | Beginners Taster | November 2015
Wonderful, lovely, lovely day. Great pace, lovely lunch and charming location. Beautiul materials to work with - fragrant and colourful. I surprised myself in what I could achieve. Thank you Sarah for a most delightful day.
Liz Gaughan | Beginners Floristry Taster | July 2015
Excellent - learnt loads. Have joined Facebook finally because of this course and therefore now have a business page on Facebook. Have mastered ribboning a funeral wreath - yippee! I absolutely recommend this course for anyone considering floristry as a career. A real treat.
Lisa Venables | Summer Intensive Career Course | June 2015
Yet another brilliant course. Very informative and inspirational teaching. Lovely atmosphere and amazing group of ladies to learn alongside. Will be doing Intermediate Wedding Course as a follow on. Recommend this course for anyone wishing to learn wedding floristry.
Jan Woodard | Wedding Floristry for Beginners Evening Course | May & June 2015
Excellent, thank you! Very well taught and organised. So nice to have something to take home. Perfect timing, perfect price and venue.
Anne Adamson | Handtied Workshop | April 2015
Thank you for a fantastic day. I enjoyed myself very much and have discovered a new passion! I loved how hands on the workshop was and the flowers were gorgeous. I will be back!
Claire Gilmore | Beginners Floristry Taster | March 2015
An excellent day with an excellent teacher. Sarah has given me a very informative, enjoyable day. I feel very inspired by the Beginners Floristry Taster Course and look forward to putting it into practice. I would recommend the course will be booking further courses.
Sharon Durr | Beginners Floristry Taster | March 2015
I've had a great time - a lovely way to spend Tuesday evenings! It has been so useful to learn all the basics and pick up lots of helpful tips. I really want to continue with floristry and this course has been a fantastic starting point. Thanks for all the help Sarah - and the delicious cakes!
Juliet McDowall | Floristry for Beginners Evening Course | January - March 2015
Sarah is an excellent teacher, very patient and explained every thing very clearly. She also makes it fun. The cake is an added bonus. I would recommend the course to anyone whether they are seriously interested in becoming a florist or just for fun.
Helen Young | Floristry for Beginners Evening Course | January - March 2015
A fun and enjoyable morning making a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Very informative and interesting hearing about the flowers. Thank you for a fantastic morning.
Victoria Hempthorne | Mother's Day Workshop | March 2015
Lovely morning - learned a lot! Constructive help and motivational. My "bunches of flowers" will no longer be boring! Thank you.
Rachel Bane | Flowers and Vases | January 2015
Super day, gorgeous flowers, chocolates and card lovely touch! Thank you (again!).
Keren Coulson | Valentines Workshop | February 2015
It was absolutely brilliant. Sarah is an excellent patient teacher who created a really good learning environment which was comfortable and felt like you could ask any questions - which is a real skill. I am thrilled with what I created and really looking forward to the next workshop.
Jennie Wilson |Handtied Bouquet | January 2015
A fantastic morning. Well organised with clear instructions and beautiful flowers. Great relaxed atmosphere too. Thank you so much - I'll be back to learn more!
Ros Wood | Handtied Bouquet | February 2015
The best present! I learned a lot of useful information and had great fun and am taking home a beautiful bouquet! Thanks Sarah.
Susan Chandler | Handtied Bouquet | January 2015