school of flowers

Boot Camp

• One full week intensive floral training
• STILL HOPING for JUNE: Tuesday, June 9th – Saturday, June 13th, if not we will offer a new date so you won’t miss out! 
• SUMMER & FALL SESSIONS: TBA

$1595 investment ($995 when you register before Jan 15th)
• Includes materials, instruction and light lunch
• Limited to 10 students

Thinking of a career change?

Already in the biz & want to brush up on your Floral Fashion Skills? or just simply a Flower Enthusiast ? Here is your chance to work with one of the country’s top Floral Designers! This is a one-week intensive Floral Training from Tuesday March 10 to Saturday, March 14. Classes are 10:00am to 4:00pm (Saturday start time is 8:00am, as we will be designing
& installing a REAL wedding!)

Does this date not work for you? Not to worry!
We offer Boot Camp again in the spring, June 9th to June 13th.

You can sign up for one class individually as a fun workshop or earn a FTPS Certificate when you complete the full program. 

More Information
Questions? Ready to Book? elaine@cambridgeschoolofflowers.com 

DAY one

Langdon Hall Faux Wedding

Each morning will start with a welcome coffee session & we’ll review the Design Notes for – let’s call it a “Faux Wedding” for various venues including Langdon Hall, Hacienda Sarria, Honsberger Estate Winery and Cambridge Mill. Students will learn the art of planning – both to the tastes of the Bride and also the Venue! Did we mention lunch? We’ll be serving up a delicious lunch daily for all students to enjoy!

DAY two

Hacienda Sarria Faux Wedding

Each morning will start with a welcome coffee session & we’ll review the Design Notes for – let’s call it a “Faux Wedding” for various venues including Langdon Hall, Hacienda Sarria, Honsberger Estate Winery and Cambridge Mill. Students will learn the art of planning – both to the tastes of the Bride and also the Venue! 

Did we mention lunch? We’ll be serving up a delicious lunch daily for all students to enjoy!

Day three

Steckle Farm Faux Wedding

Some of the skills students will be learning include:

Bridal Bouquets, Floral Crowns, Boutonnieres, Corsages, Garlands, Structured Centrepieces in floral foam, Hand-tied Floral arrangements as centrepieces, large scale floral decoratives suitable for an event/wedding ….
Floral swags for aisle/chair decor, Gorgeous Garlands forArchways, Grand Floral Decoratives to be set on pillars, and even designing garden-style tablescapes!

The Fashion in flowers, current styles and techniques will be emphasized.
Some of these activities will be done individually and some as a Floral Team.
The best part? Every day you will take flowers home!

Day four

Designing a Real Wedding

Daily Wedding Themes At-A-Glance: 

 Tuesday: Downton Abbey – with an Ivory, Blush & Foliage palette – Grand Garden Style, designed for a Langdon Hall Wedding. 

Wednesday: Twig. Feather, Nest – you’ll be using foraged materials, with a Steckle Farm wedding in mind.
Thursday: San Francisco Sunset – featuring a bold colour statement of Red, Coral, Wine, for a Hacienda Sarria wedding. On this day we serve up Happy Hour at the end of class – say 4:30 / 5:00 ish – and you are welcome to invite friends so that they can see what you’ve been up to this week! 

Friday: We will be designing a REAL wedding! What better training than that? 

Saturday: Get your running shoes on! We’ll complete the REAL Wedding and head over to the venue for in-depth training of how to install and stage, led by our Senior Staging Team. 
 

BONUS! 
Each student will receive their own Florist Kit – with all of our favourite tools and mechanics.

day five

Designing & Installing a Real Wedding

A bit about us:

From The Potting Shed’s owner, Elaine Martin, started her career in the fashion industry as a fashion buyer and vice-president of a leading Canadian fashion retailer. Her organic soft approach can be attributed to growing up in a large rural garden in Southern Ontario. As well, much of her floral influence comes from time spent in Provence, France.

For several seasons Elaine co-produced and hosted Canada’s first Home & Garden television show, which appeared eight times per week on Life Network – what is now HGTV.

Elaine has been a writer and has been
featured in many magazines in both Canada and the USA.

From the Potting Shed was the in-house florist for Langdon Hall for three consecutive years & has been named in the Best List by Wedding Bells Magazine.

Class size limited to 10 students, so don’t wait too long to book!

Photo Credit: New Town Images