London’s Best Flower Arranging Classes

By Olivia Emily

9 months ago

Green thumbs at the ready


Looking for the best flower arranging classes in London? Our capital is home to an array of top class floristry schools, providing everything from three-day intensive courses to casual bouquet arranging sessions enjoyed with a class of bubbly. Whether you’re toying with making your floristry dreams a reality or just fancy feeding your floral fancies, these are the top spots to stretch your green fingers.

Best Flower Arranging Classes In London

McQueens Flower School

Head to McQueens to experience first-hand one of the city’s most renowned flower schools. You’ll be taught by pioneers of contemporary British floristry, who practice what they teach at top venues across the city (at Christmastime especially, you’re bound to see a McQueens display). Teaching aspiring florists and people just wanting to add a new string to their bow, there are a range of masterclasses to choose from, spanning hand-tied bouquets to festive wreath-making classes. Expect a relaxing yet professional atmosphere, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions appealing to beginners and returners alike.

McQueens Flower School

Details: Classes are hosted at McQueens Flowers School (29 North Audley Street, London, W1K 6WY). Browse classes and book your place at mcqueensflowers.com. Prices start from £210 per person.

Judith Blacklock Flower School

Don’t know your freesias from your foxgloves? Pick the encyclopaedic brains of Judith Blacklock, the eponymous florist behind one of the UK’s most renowned flower schools. With a belief that creativity stems from confidence, her intimate classes (with a maximum of 12 students) are a perfect mix of learning and experimenting – think balance, proportions, colour, texture – set in a pretty room with large floral paintings adorning the walls. Sessions span tablescaping to door hangings, flower arches to accredited courses, and you can take your creations home with you at the end of the day, too.

Details: Classes take place at Judith Blacklock Flower School (4-5 Kinnerton Place South, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 8EH). Browse the options and book your place at judithblacklock.com

Moyses Stevens Flower School

Beginning as a luxurious London florist as early as 1876, this floristry educational centre is held in very high regard for its top-class range of courses and workshops for aspiring florists and flower enthusiasts alike. Ranging from short masterclasses to week-long courses, topics span seasonal bouquets to wedding floristry to honing your floristry skills. With a focus on ensuring people of all ages and abilities can engage with floristry, classes range from seasonal specials to classic arranging workshops to bridal bouquets.

 

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Details: Classes take place at the Battersea branch (Unit 13 Circus Village West, Circus Rd W, London SW11 8EZ). See the upcoming classes and book your place at moysesflowers.co.uk

The Flower Appreciation Society

Homely vibes reign supreme at The Flower Appreciation Society’s flower arranging classes, where homemade cake and cups of tea accompany your session. Set in an arty Hackney studio, classes range from introductory sessions for budding florists to learning how to hand-tie seasonal bouquets. Expect welcoming instructors, buckets of gorgeous flowers to pick from, and to leave with a beautiful arrangement and a sense of achievement.

The Flower Appreciation Society flowers

Details: Classes take place at BE Studios (72a Southgate Road, London N1 3JF). Browse the options and book your place at theflowerappreciationsociety.co.uk. Prices start from £85 per person.

Botanique Workshop

This beautiful plant boutique sells gorgeous bouquets of fresh and dried flowers alongside an array of potted plants, vases, cards and knick-knacks. Botanique is best known, however, for its workshops, ranging from terrarium making to flower arranging to special Christmas wreath making. Arranging their classes for groups, this is the perfect option for budding florists looking to get creative with a group of friends – floral birthday party? Wholesome hen do? – or perhaps to bond with colleagues.

 

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Details: Classes take place at the Botanique Workshop (31 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QL) or at your preferred venue in London if you have a larger group. Browse their typical offerings at botaniqueworkshop.com, or email [email protected] if you have a specific idea in mind that isn’t shown on the website.

Petersham Nurseries

Pretty Petersham, once a plant nursery, is a lifestyle venue best known for its leafy restaurant and event space. But Petersham also hosts flower arranging classes sporadically, spanning timeless bouquet tying classes to festive wreath making workshops. While you’re there, why not pick up a new houseplant or some shiny new gardening tools?

Details: Classes take place in Richmond (Richmond TW10 7AQ) and Covent Garden (31 King St, London WC2E 9DS). Visit petershamnurseries.com to see the upcoming sessions and to book your place.

Sweet Pea Flower School

East Londoners should take a look at Sweet Pea, perfect for any event flowers. It’s all about the relaxing, welcoming atmosphere at Sweet Pea Flowers’ workshops, with a monthly Terrarium Workshop to ad hoc group sessions, from team-building exercises to bridal parties.

Details: Sweet Pea is based in East London. Visit sweetpeaflowers.co.uk to view sessions and enquire.