Eco-friendly Floristry


Friday 25th September 2020                                          

10am - 4pm  

Level: update skills/new skills                                   

We are reducing our class sizes from 12 to 8, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  

With a much heightened awareness of eco-friendly products and habits this one day course will show you how to create floral designs without using floral foam and plastic materials.

This is the perfect course for florists looking to update their current skills and look at the commercial options for incorporating sustainability into their current work.

Using natural resources you will learn how to cut down on materials that have an impact on the environment.  This often involves re-thinking designs that you are used to and offering a more natural and free-flowing design.

During the day we cover:

  • You will create two very different designs: an urn arrangement & a low long design both without foam and each using different methods of construction.
  • Alternatives to foam
  • Bio-degradable vs eco-friendly
  • Manufacturers and products
  • Home grown & seasonal availability

At the end of the day you will take home the pieces you have created and plenty of new ideas to try out on in your workroom!

This is an ideal opportunity to enhance your portfolio of work and offer additional services to your customers.

The course includes all the flowers, foliage, sundries and containers that you need to complete the item(s).  

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

Please read our COVID-19 guidelines.

You will need to bring a packed lunch with you.

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

"Nice venue, friendly and informative tutor.  Good method of step by step teaching and helpful to hear feedback to make changes if necessary.  Great to learn a new skill that can be transferred to other areas of floristry - so great value!"

Emily Wykes, Moon Flower Florist | Fleur Naturale | September 2019

"Exceeded my expectations by tons!  I'm trying to go plastic/foam free in my floristry and this course has given me the tools to develop ideas further.  Thank you Sarah for you fantastic knowledge and patient teaching."
Jana Teteris | Fleur Naturale | February 2019


The full fee is £250.00.    

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.