Floristry Classes

Back to school!

At Vanilla Rose we offer a range of  flexible and affordable floristry classes. Whether you’re a complete beginner who doesn’t know one end of a gerbera from the other, a keen amateur looking for a little practical experience from the professionals, or planning to create gorgeous flower designs for a wedding or event. Our classes cover the basics of contemporary floristry so you can pick and choose the ones most relevant to you. If there is something special you would like to learn, let us know and we’ll try and oblige!

Classes include flowers and materials and you keep all of your lovely creations. At the beginning of each class we will give you advice on how best to condition and care for different types of flowers, plus a few insider tips for perfect petals!

We will come to your house*, with flowers and all our bits and pieces and run the class from the comfort of your own home. You don’t need a lot of room – just plenty of enthusiasm (and we really appreciate the odd cup of tea!)

To make the afternoon even more fun, why not invite a few friends along – we offer discounts for multiple bookings.

Classes make a lovely unique gift and we have gift vouchers to send out.

Allow around three hours for your session.

* We currently run classes from our Scotland studio only, covering Helensburgh, Kilcreggan, Cardross and around Loch Lomond. We do travel further afield but there may be a small travelling cost – just ask!



Hand-tied bouquets £65
The basis of many contemporary flower arrangements and always a good introduction to floristry. We will also show you how to professionally wrap your bouquet to make lovely gifts for friends.

Hand-tied bouquets (wedding class) £70
In this class we will teach you to make a professional wedding bouquet in seasonal flowers. You will also make a buttonhole to complement your bouquet

Shower bouquets (wedding class) £120
Always a showstopper! We will show you how to create a stunning shower bouquet along with a co-ordinating buttonhole.

Pedestal £120
Large scale pedestal displays are often the talking point at weddings and functions. You will make your own dramatic and contemporary display.

Long and low arrangements £100
Often used to decorate the top table at weddings, for mantlepieces, or as centrepieces at functions, we will show you how to create this versatile arrangement.

Funeral wreaths £70
Learn to make a beautiful sympathy tribute in foam


“I contacted Vanilla Rose to enquire about training and asked for a package that was not on the course list. Rachael came back to me and put together a day’s session with the classes I required. I had a very eventful day and completed my training. What was wonderful for me, was being able to make a “Dad” tribute for my best friends’ dad’s funeral. During the training I learnt loads of tips and put together flowers that I would never have done before. I would like to thank you for the one to-one training you gave me. It was more personal and a pleasure to do the training. It made my day and I know it helped me to fulfil my request to help my friend at a sad time”
Sharon, July 2012

“Just wanted to let you know that my son got married and I did all the flowers and they were  really pleased with them and they looked great in the pictures. Thank you for all your tips. I really enjoyed the course .”
Florence, March 2012

” Its was a pleasure being taught by you and I had so much fun!”
Olivia, October 2011

“Thanks so much for a great afternoon. I feel quite the expert now!”
Sophie, July 2011

” I wanted to say a big thank you for such an inspiring lesson yesterday. Mum and I really enjoyed learning with you and you were so generous with your time and advice. Thanks for such a fun afternoon.”
Rebecca, May 2011