january, 2019

2019wed16jan(jan 16)7:00 pmwed27mar(mar 27)9:00 pmCourse startedFloral Design Mixed Ability - Term 2Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Wednesday length of course: 10 weeks


January 16 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm - March 27 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks

Book a place on the course

£125 (£81) - Bookings are reserved for re-enrollers until 10th December - for further information call the office on 01223 712340

Price £125.00 (£81.00)

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Course details


Brief Description:

Shed those winter blues by learning how to make the most of spring cut flowers with seasonal cut flower and twig floral designs.
On this fun course you will use flower arranging and floristry techniques to create beautiful floral designs for a number of occasions for the spring festive season. Be amazed at what you can create using readily available bulb flowers and branches. We will work with wet floral foam and vases to create a variety of floral designs including table centre pieces, themed work and floristry. Some prior flower arranging experience will be of benefit. Materials for week 1 are included in the course fee.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

A love of flowers. Some knowledge of flower arranging or floristry will be an advantage ie prior course or workshop or have made flowers for friends

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:
● Create stylish traditional and modern, seasonal and festive floral designs
● Understand how to buy and prepare seasonal spring flowers to maximise their cut flower life
● Gain confidence and experience handling a variety of seasonal flower and spring branches
● Employ secure floral mechanics in your arrangements
● Estimate the commercial cost of a design

About Your Tutor:

Helen Allen has many years’ experience in floral design with her creations appearing in international magazines. She won ‘student of the year’ for her ANC floristry exam. Being freelance as ‘Verdila flowers’ she teaches to many different groups including sheltered schemes, and is busy with wedding and event work especially in the summer months.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

You will provide your own flowers and foliage each week although the tutor can provide some flowers and foliage for a reasonable price.
Expect to pay around £10 a week for flowers although actual price will depend upon the design and where you shop. It will be much less if you have your own foliage or flower and berry source.
A starter pack containing containers used on the course, basic floristry equipment, foam, dish, tape, wires etc. may be purchased at the start of the course for your convenience at approx. £15. Floristry scissors are available to order for £8.00 if desired.

For the first session you will need to bring:

Your fee includes the cost of materials for the first weeks design.

Strong scissors, bin bag, notebook and pen, camera (optional) to record work completed in class, an apron, hand wipes
Also a crate or semi rigid bag (eg supermarket bag) to transport your design.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

There is a Summer Floral design course in the Summer term.
Flower arranging leisure course on Thursday evenings at Coleridge or beginners courses on Tuesday afternoons or evenings at Trumpington.
Further floral workshops eg Wedding Flowers on the 2nd and 3rd February 2019, Joyful Germini on the 16 March 2019 and Summer Topiary including Succulents on the 18 May 2019
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


Helen AllenI have many years’ experience in floral design with my creations appearing in international magazines. I won ‘student of the year’ for my ANC floristry exam. Being freelance as ‘Verdila flowers’ I teach many different groups including sheltered schemes, and I am busy with wedding and event work especially in the summer months.

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