Contemporary Floristry for Beginners


Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd February 2018                                                                 

10am - 4pm                                               

This two day course will push the boundaries, enable you to try new materials and ideas and is ideal for those who would like to learn the techniques to create contemporary designs. Designs that you can recreate at home or in your workshop.  Using  a variety of methods including glue and wire you will learn the skills required to construct designs for modern surroundings and corporate work. During the course we utilise, make and decorate a variety of containers and use material such as bark, slate, shells, metal and feathers and use new products to the market.

This course is suitable for complete beginners and those who have attended any of our courses but want to push the boundaries of design and learn new techniques.  

During the 2 days you will create the following designs:

  • Minimal tall impact design incorporating tropical flowers
  • Modern topiary design
  • Woodland design using slate, pinned leaves, bark, grasses and moss
  • Creating a design that utilises the inside of a clear glass vase with clean lines 

At the end of the course you will take home all the pieces you have created and plenty of new ideas to work on at home or in your workshop.

This is an ideal opportunity to enhance your portfolio of work.


The course includes all the flowers, foliage, sundries and containers that you need to complete the item(s).  You take home the table arrangements and share between you the other designs.  

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

We suggest you bring your camera to take photos as a reminder of what you have learnt during the day.

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, Town Street, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7ZE.

Lunch and all refreshments are provided on this course.


The full fee is £350.00.   To secure your place you can either choose to pay the full fee or a deposit of £150.00.  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 us 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.