2019 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 &2 SPRING 2019(Full time)

Five days a week for 3 to 5 weeks in total

Undone florist 1 (Full Time) Monday 16 September- Friday 4 October 2019 (3 weeks)

Undone florist 2 (Full Time) Monday 30 September- Friday 18 October 2019 (3 weeks)

Undone florist 1 & 2 (Full Time) Monday 16 September- Friday 18 October 2019 (5 weeks)

9.00am to 3pm Monday to Friday

 Undone Florist 1& 2 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. 

In Undone Florist 2 you will focus on further development of the skills needed to run a successful wedding flower business; and practical workshops on larger scale arrangements in vessels/ floral installations; fully wired bouquets etc. You will learn about the history of flower arrangement culminating in a focus on the “floral revolutionaries “ of today….and links to trends in fashion the Arts and Interior design. We will have business workshops on writing a Business Plan and on using Social media to promote your business; practical workshops on classic bouquet construction (wired trailing; rose domes etc) with more practise on contemporary and undone styles; urn and large arrangements; floral installations like chandeliers and arch decoration.

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 6th September 2019. 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



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SOLD OUT! Watch out for our next Wildflower School overseas workshop in 2020…hope you can join us then

Feast for the senses… flowers, fragrance, food and Art

A Wildflower School workshop in South West France

June 5th to 11th, 2019

Following on from our dream workshop in Italy in June 2018 we are excited to be going global again with our Wildflower School workshops- this time to France!

Stay in a stunning chateau near Toulouse. Forage for blooms in the organic flower farm in the chateau grounds. Create gorgeous florals inspired by scents made by niche French perfumers. Paint a watercolour of your floral creation. Construct botanical installations on the chateau walls and large overflowing arrangements in urns in the Grand Salon. Linger over long lunches. Swim in the pool in the 5000acre park grounds. Explore local villages and abbey gardens.

All details on our "workshop in France" page....limited places are available so register your interest early