2018 Floristry courses and Floral design workshops

Read about the courses and workshops on offer this year so far....more will be added so keep checking for updates....or contact vicki@wildflowaiheke.com to arrange a bespoke workshop...

In all course and workshops the fee covers  materials and equipment...and abundant blooms and foliage will be provided!!


UNDONE FLORIST 1 (Part time)

One day a week for 15 days in total

Undone florist 1 (Part Time) Starts Tuesday 17 July- and every Tuesday until the week of 16th October 2018

9.00am to 3pm every Tuesday

UNDONE FLORIST 1 (Full time)

Five days a week for 3 weeks in total

Undone florist 1 (Full Time) Monday 29 October- Friday 16 November 2018 (3 weeks)

9.00am to 3pm Monday to Friday


Undone Florist 1 is a professional training course in "undone floristry". There will be a balance of theory and practice: students will learn the principles and elements of floral design; the history of flower arrangement and the importance of flora in our culture; current trends in working with blooms and foliage; and the business skills required to work in the floral design industry. They will also explore the links between floral design and the Arts, interior design and fashion

In Undone Florist 1 you will be provided with an introduction to becoming a floral designer. Practical and theoretical training will be given in flower care and knowledge, the principles and elements of floral design. Students will be given an introductory look at working in a florist shop- and help at the set up of a Wildflower wedding if possible. This intensive course specialises in contemporary wedding flower design. You will learn how to create beautiful handmade bridal bouquets, flower crowns, corsages and buttonholes, table centres, wreaths and garlands in “undone” and other styles… and learning the business of consultation, planning, quotations and ordering for weddings. 

Graduates will be presented with a Wildflower School Diploma in Floral Design- and will leave with a Portfolio of their work.

The workshops and lectures are based at The Wildflower School on Waiheke Island. 

CLOSING DATE for applications is 5pm Friday 6 July 2018 (for the Part Time option) or  Friday 28th September 2018 for the Full time option. Places are strictly limited so students receive hands on one to one attention. We would advise early enrolment to secure your place.

To register or request more information such as the  Prospectus, Application form and information about fees etc email vicki@wildflowerwaiheke.com... and read all about previous courses in "the workroom" blog


UNDONE FLORIST for a week....

Monday 12 November - Friday 16 November 2018

Can't take 3 weeks out of your life to take the whole Undone florist course? Just join us for this one week then- for a taste of what it would be like to be a wedding flower designer....

I love this week….we begin with an excursion to Nourish Gardens - our local flower farm- to forage for blooms and foliage. Then you will learn about the history of flower arrangement culminating in a focus on the “floral revolutionaries “ of today- and making an undone bride’s bouquet and table centre inspired by their naturally arranged garden flower style. There will also be workshops on wreath and garland construction; and wiring skills in making buttonholes, corsages and floral crowns. Theory wise we will re-cap the principles of design and cover business skills such as Consultations, Ordering, Pricing and Quotations and designing Mood boards. The major assignment is to plan and create wedding flowers for an invented bride: starting with an initial brief and Pinterest board, you will then go through a mock consultation process, then place the order and quote for a bride’s bouquet, buttonhole or corsage, flower crown and table centre based on the look you have devised. And on the final day you will create these pieces…which will then be modelled and photographed for your portfolio. LOTS of fun!! And of course huge skill development.

CLOSING DATE for registration is 5pm Friday 12th October 2018. Places are strictly limited so students receive hands on one to one attention.

To register or request more information about fees etc email vicki@wildflowerwaiheke.com... and read all about previous courses in "the workroom" blog

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flora in italia

June 9th to 16th, 2018

We are so excited to be going global with our Wildflower School workshops! Come and join us for a blissful week amongst the wildflowers in spring in Italy. Read more on our "floral workshop in Italy" page....

SORRY we are full up this year...but maybe join us on our next international workshop- we will keep you posted...