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Floristry - Flower Arranging for Beginners

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Mixed Level
10:00 - 12:00
4 weeks

This class is a great starting point if you’re an absolute beginner – or are looking to gain some flower arranging confidence, and develop your skills. Learn the basic principles and elements of floristry – including balance, recession and shape – this will be explored by making flower arrangements for your home. Each week a new project will be taught.

Expected Course Outcomes

Student should be able to ……………………………
• create a variety of different styles of flower arrangements – using fresh flowers and foliage
• understand the care and conditioing needs of a variety of plant material
• show knowledge and understanding of seasonal plant material
• demonstrate an awareness of basic design and colour theory

This course is delivered in partnership with Julie Davies Flower workshops.
There is no qualification for this course.

There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.

To find out more about our floristry courses, watch this short video:

How will I be taught?

There will be group and individual tuition, and group and individual feedback.

What do I need to bring with me?

Flowers, greenery and mechanics – to be advised on a week by week basis
Notebook and pen (optional)
Camera (optional)

Week 1

We’ll be creating a table arrangement in a small dish


You’ll need a selection of your favourite flowers – enough to fill the top surface of your dish. Bring a mixed bunch from the supermarket and some greenery - carnations, roses, and chrysanthemums are great flowers to work with.


Cereal bowl or similar-sized dish – or a *plastic flower arranging dish
*Pot tape
*Flower foam

*These items will be available to buy in class at £2 per person

If you’re unsure email please me at

What can I do next?

Further floristry courses with KAE.

What do I need to join the course

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning to arrange flowers.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/117868/M/NC.