Our Courses

Short Courses

The Art of Hand-tied Bouquets

Our passion for flowers and creativity is evident in the floral designs we produce. This single-day taster course offers students the opportunity to gain real hands-on experience, learning how to perfectly blend visual balance, colour and proportion, using natural materials.

This course is taught by our skilled and experienced designers and you will learn how to make compact and freestyle hand-tied bouquets, the most well-known and well-practiced bouquet styles and that were developed relatively recently on mainland Europe.

During the course you will make two bouquets that can you take home with you.

DateDayTimeFeeDeposit

21st March 2016

Monday 10:00-4.00 £250 £125
11th April 2016 Monday 10:00-4.00 £250 £125
13th June 2016 Monday 10:00-4.00 £250 £125
11th July 2016 Monday 10:00-4.00 £250 £125
12th September 2016 Monday 10:00-4.00 £250 £125
17th October 2016 Monday 10:00-4.00 £250 £125
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.

Asian Wedding Design Course

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A floral garland carries an important significance and implies mutual acceptance of both the bride and the groom towards each other. As an integral part of an Asian wedding, it figures that any floral designer looking to produce flowers for ethnic ceremonies should know how to make a floral garland. There are 2 types of garland: the hand-sewn and hand-tied.
 
These one-day courses are specifically designed for those wishing to learn how to create wonderful Asian Wedding garlands. You will spend an enjoyable day designing garlands than can be used as bridal adornments or decoration garlands for the venue. You will learn the theory behind Asian weddings and how to create hand-sewn and hand-tied garlands with maxi mum impact on a restricted budget using selective flowers.
 
You make two garland designs in this course which you will take home and certificates are awarded on completion of courses.
NameDateDayTimeFeeDeposit

Hand-Sewn Garlands

29th March 2016

Tuesday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125
Hand-Sewn Garlands

18th April 2016

Monday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125
Hand-Sewn Garlands

9th May 2016

Monday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125
Hand-Sewn Garlands 13th June 2016 Monday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125

Hand-Sewn Garlands

18th July 2016

Monday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125

Hand-Sewn Garlands

8th August 2016

Monday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125

Hand-Sewn Garlands

19th September 2016

Monday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125
 
Name Date Day Time Fee Deposit
Hand-Tied Garlands 11th April 2016 Monday 10:00-4:00 £295 £147.50
Hand-Tied Garlands 19th April 2016 Tuesday 10:00-4:00 £295 £147.50
Hand-Tied Garlands 10th May 2016 Tuesday 10:00-4:00 £295 £147.50
Hand-Tied Garlands 14th June 2016 Tuesday 10:00-4:00 £295 £147.50
Hand-Tied Garlands 19th July 2016 Tuesday 10:00-4:00 £295 £147.50
Hand-Tied Garlands 9th August 2016 Tuesday 10:00-4:00 £295 £147.50
Hand-Tied Garlands 20th September 2016 Tuesday 10:00-4:00 £295 £147.50
 
Name
Date Day Time Fee Deposit
Jewellery Making (mehndi functions) 12th April 2016 Tuesday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125
Jewellery Making (mehndi functions) 20th April 2016 Wednesday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125
Jewellery Making (mehndi functions) 11th May 2016 Wednesday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125
Jewellery Making (mehndi functions) 15th June 2016 Wednesday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125
Jewellery Making (mehndi functions) 20th July 2016 Wednesday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125
Jewellery Making (mehndi functions) 21st September 2016 Wednesday 10:00-4:00 £250 £125

For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.

3 Day Courses

3 Day Wedding Design Course

Our three-day course will give you a great introduction to the world of floristry. During the three days, you will learn about how to select fresh materials, care and conditioning, mechanics, the principles of design and how to select and use containers. Once you finish this course you will be confident enough to provide bridal flowers for your friends and families.

Wedding designs covered during the course includes:

  • Bridal bouquets
  • Bridesmaid bouquets
  • Buttonhole
  • Corsage
  • Hair fascinator
  • Table designs (high & low)
DateDayTimeFeeDeposit

21st - 23rd March 2016

Mon - Wed 10:00-4:00 £695 £347.50
11th - 13th April 2016 Mon - Wed 10:00-4:00 £695 £347.50
12th - 14th September 2016 Mon - Wed 10:00 -4:00 £695 £347.50
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.

3 Day Asian Wedding Design Course

Asian weddings are very much filled with ritual and celebration that continues for several days. Pre-wedding ceremony flowers play a vital part in deco­rating your home, venue or worn as decoration. These customs are common among Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Muslim weddings.

Our three-day course is designed to give you a great insight into the traditional floral requirements produced for an Asian wedding and for those wanting to create bridal flowers for themselves, friends or as a career. During the course you get to create your own design, which you can take home.

The course covers:

  • Bridal bouquets
  • Bridesmaid bouquets
  • Wedding garlands
  • Mehndi garlands and bracelets
  • Tying garlands
  • Buttonholes
  • Corsages
  • Hair flowers
DateDayTimeFeeDeposit

9th - 11th May 2016

Mon - Wed 10:00-4:00 £695 £347.50

13th - 15th June 2016

Mon - Wed 10:00-4:00 £695 £347.50

4th - 6th July 2016

Mon - Wed 10:00-4:00 £695 £347.50

1st - 3rd August 2016

Mon - Wed 10:00-4:00 £695 £347.50

5th - 7th September 2016

Mon - Wed 10:00-4:00 £695 £347.50
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.

1 Week Courses

1 Week Wedding Design Course

Suitable for beginners & intermediates to kick start your career in the wedding business

A true source of inspiration, our week-long courses cater for people with a wide range of interests and skill sets, teaching everything from the basic fundamentals of design through to more advanced techniques to kick start you career in the wedding business. On one of these courses, you'll get to use some of the most exciting flowers and sundries available, allow­ing you to learn in an enjoyable and interesting way. Students will make two designs each day. At the end of the course, you will know how to create the following designs:

  • Bridal bouquets
  • Bridesmaid bouquets
  • Pomander balls
  • Corsages/Buttonholes
  • Top table arrangements
  • Table centres (high and low designs)
  • Top table arrangements (classic and modern)
  • Pedestal arrangement
DateDayTimeFeeDeposit
21st - 25th March 2016 Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £1250 £625

11th - 15th April 2016

Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £1250 £625

12th - 16th September 2016

Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £1250 £625
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.

1 Week Asian Wedding Design Course

When it comes to Asian wedding design, it's worth bearing in mind that the bride's outfit is always richly coloured, which means the flowers need to follow. That means floral designers need to know how to use the right flowers and colour combinations.

This course is suitable for everyone from professional florists looking to gain the full array of skills needed to prepare floral designs for Asian weddings, or for those looking to design the flowers for their own special day.

This week-long course is one of Flower Power’s most popular and it’s no wonder as you will receive step-by­ step direction on how to co-ordinate Asian wedding flowers and you will also learn how to make different designs with lots of hands-on practice. Students make two designs each day which can be taken home.

The course covers:

  • Bridal bouquets (including accessories to match the Asian wedding outfit)
  • Bridal Hair flower designs
  • Floral jewellery (Mehndi function)
  • Wedding Garlands (hand-sewn design)
  • Table centres (high & low)
  • Pedestal Displays
DateDayTimeFeeDeposit

9th - 13th May 2016

Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £1250 £625

13th - 17th June 2016

Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £1250 £625

4th - 8th July 2016

Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £1250 £625

1st - 5th August 2016

Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £1250 £625

5th - 9th September 2016

Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £1250 £625
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.

2 Week Courses

2 Week Asian Wedding Design Course

Suitable for intermediate & advanced levels

Asian weddings are a real boom area for floral designers, with ethnic weddings usually large, lavish affairs including two, three or even four functions. When it comes to floristry, special knowledge is required to be able to design and produce garlands, backdrops and mandaps, while enjoying the experience of creating the designs.

For those who want to develop their skill fur­ther, this course gives you in-depth knowledge of designing various different floral arrangements. Once again, there's an opportunity to get your hands dirty and have a go at creating every design, with full step-by-step instructions included throughout. Students will make two designs each day which you take home.

At the end of the fortnight-long course, you will know how to make all aspects of floral wedding designs.

The course covers:

Week 1:                                                    

  • Bridal Bouquet (accessories to match Asian wedding outfit)                            
  • Bridal Hair flower design                      
  • Floral jewellery (Mehndi function)    
  • Wedding Garlands (hand-sewn)         
  • Table Centres (high & low)                 
  • Top table designs (classic)                  
  • Pedestal Displays (classic)                  

Week 2:

  • Bridal Bouquet (shower)
  • Floral Hand bag
  • Floral Ring box
  • Bridal Hair Fascinators
  • Top Table (modern)
  • Pedestal display (modern)
  • Floral Arch
  • Floral stage set up
DateDayTimeFeeDeposit
9th - 20th May 2016 Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £2500 £1250
13th - 25th June 2016 Mon - Fri  10:00-4:00 £2500  £1250
4th - 16th July 2016 Mon - Fri  10:00-4:00 £2500  £1250 
1st - 12th August 2016 Mon - Fri  10:00-4:00 £2500  £1250
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.

2 Week Fabulous Floristry Design Course

Suitable for intermediate & advanced level designers

If you want to develop creativity with the wow factor then this is the course for you. Providing extensive knowledge of all theoretical and practical aspects of floristry, we show you how to create the unique designs that have brought fame to Flower Power in the specialist designer florist sector.

During this course, you will learn how to create life size spectacular displays from start to finish with lots of hands-on teaching.

The course covers:

  • Bridal Bouquets, including styling and accessories
  • Fabulous floral garland design for backstage
  • Dramatic, effective, vibrant table displays using various vases
  • Tropical life size palm trees to be constructed from metal poles
  • Pedestal designs for entrances and foyers
  • Floral canopies, one of Flower Power's speciality, measuring 10ft by 10ft
  • Floral Stages and backdrop settings
DateDayTimeFeeDeposit
25th April - 6th May 2016 Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £3000 £1500
26th September - 7th October 2016 Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £3000 £1500
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.

Career Courses

4 Week Floristry Business Design Course

Suitable for beginners/intermediates

To be successful in business, creativity and management need to go hand-in-hand, and that is exactly what this course is tailored to teach. Over the 4 weeks, you will learn extensive knowledge and understanding of all theoretical as well as practical aspects of the business of floristry, whether as a freelancer, employee or shop owner. Work-experience is a must and necessary before you can successfully venture out on your own, which is why we also include time to experience real work life during the course. Every day you get to make 2 designs to take away and in the 4 weeks of intensive study you will also learn about:

Practical Work:

  • Stylised Bridal Bouquets (3 designs)              
  • Bridesmaid Bowers (few designs)
  • Floral Headdresses and accessories             
  • Contemporary corsages, buttonholes                 
  • Wedding Garland (hand-sewn)                 
  • Wedding Garland (hand-tied)                              
  • Table designs for different occasions               
  • Top table designs (classic & modern)               
  • Contract designs (for business, hotels etc.)           
  • Floral Canopies (Mandap -10ft by 10ft)                                                                               
  • Stage and backdrop designs                              
  • Sympathy designs
  • Packing & presentation
  • Window   display

Theory:

  • Visit to wholesalers
  • Budgeting, quoting and pricing
  • Wedding consultation & quoting
  • Styling & photography
  • Customer relations
  • Organising events
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Team building and event co-ordination
  • Setting up on site with a team
  • Meeting with a financial adviser
  • Taking on premises and setting up shop

DateDayTimeFeeDeposit
9th May - 3rd June 2016 Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £4,950 £2475
13th June - 8th July 2016 Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £4,950 £2475
12th September - 7th October 2016 Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00 £4,950 £2475
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.

Seasonal Design Courses

1 Day Courses - Flowers for Home or Gifts

Suitable for anybody interested in flowers

These courses are all about using the flowers and foliage that are available in season. You will be creating beautiful flower arrangements either for displaying in your home or for giving to loved ones as festive gifts.

Spring

Course covers:

  • Arranging flowers in containers
  • Easter hamper
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Friday 25th March 2016

Day 10am – 2pm  
Eve 6pm – 9pm
£125 £62.50
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.
 

Summer

Suitable for anybody interested in flowers

Course covers:

  • Table arrangement using English flowers
  • Country basket using seasonal flowers
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Friday 3rd June 2016

Daytime 10am – 2pm
Evening 6pm – 9pm
 

£125 £62.50
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.
 





 








Autumn

Suitable for anybody interested in flowers
 
Course covers:
  • Table arrangement using autumn flowers, fruits, chillies, and foliage
  • Pumpkin arrangement for Halloween
DateTimeFeeDeposit

28th October 2016

Daytime 10am – 2pm
Evening 6pm – 9pm
£125 £62.50
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.
 

Winter

Suitable for anybody interested in flowers

Courses cover:

  • Door wreaths
  • Christmas table designs with candles
NameDateTimeFeeDeposit
Door wreaths

Monday 31st October 2016
Friday 18th November 2016

Day 10am – 2pm
Eve 6pm – 9pm
£125 £62.50
Christmas table designs

Friday 4th November 2016
Friday 11th November 2016

Day 10am – 2pm
Eve 6pm – 9pm
£125 £62.50
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.
 

Fun Classes

Fun Classes

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Do you want to celebrate a birthday by getting creative? In need of a fun activity for a hen party? Then look no further than Flower Power’s fun-filled floral design classes.

During your class, which can take place in the location of your choice, class we’ll help you to create your very own floral accessories ranging from floral tiaras for the bride to be, through to glamorous floral boas for friends and families. In fact you can choose what you would like to make and the style – vintage, contemporary, quirky… anything goes – and we’ll show you how to do it – with plenty of fun and laughs thrown in for good measure.

We’ll provide all the flowers and accessories needed to make your chosen items – as well as plenty of flower-related tips and wedding styling advice – making it the perfect activity for hens everywhere.

Some of the accessories we can make together in the fun classes include:

  • Floral crown
  • Floral tiara
  • Floral Headdress
  • Arm bands
  • Bracelets
  • Ankle bracelets
  • Earrings
  • Necklace
  • Floral waistband
  • Hair flowers
  • Floral boas 

These fun classes cost £50 per person + travelling expenses.
Minimum 10 people per class
For all courses a 50 percent deposit is payable on booking and the balance is due two weeks prior to the course date.