Floral Design Program: Professional Training for Careers in Floral Design
Our famed six-week program is the best way to quickly enter the floral design industry. Learn from top florists in the nation, to prepare for a professional careers and be immersed our simulated environment filled with flowers! At the culmination of the program students will have the foundation skills, techniques and design aptitude to work in or open their own professional flower shop or design studio.
The Floral Design Program is the only licensed floral program in the State of New York by the New York State Education Department. Licensure under the State recognizes the school as a high quality and career oriented school.
Our Internship Program
FlowerSchool partners will several of the best flower shops and studios in New York to provide a 50- hour internship experience as apart of the Floral Design program. These internship provide vital opportunities for students to practice their skills and techniques in real-world studio settings. Students assist will all aspects of the floral business from weddings, events, weeklies, conditioning & flower prep, deliveries and more. These internships have the potential to grow into longer opportunities outside the school ranging from weekends, to one month and full year positions. Many of our students build upon these experiences to open their own shops or secure a full-time employment at an existing studio. FlowerSchool works hard to help our students find real world experiences to continue their floral education and use their skills
FlowerSchool also offers an online Alumni Group where like-minded graduates can connect with each other, ask questions and even help each other on independent events. FlowerSchool posts all job opportunities and external internships on this group.
Affiliate Flower Shops & Studios
A list of the flower shops that participate in our Internship Program.
Dearest Rachel is an events-focused floral design business owned and operated by Rachel Clark. In operation since 2019, Rachel is on the forefront of the hottest trends in the floral industry. Rachel’s talents expand beyond florals – she is also a rising television personality, having starred in Bravo’s Winter House and HBO’s Full Bloom. Her clients include HBO, Gucci, Chanel, Rolling Stone, and many more.
Alexander Florals is a flower shop that specializes in crafting gorgeous arrangements suited for home, gifts, and even events like funerals. Operating for over forty years, Alexander Florals offers a vast variety of fresh cut flowers and stunning floral arrangements.
Bedford Village Flower Shoppe
Bedford Village Flower Shoppe is a flower shop that specializes in events, weddings, and everyday arrangements that are sure to brighten any festivity or home. Lauren and Anthony Chillemi have owned Bedford Village Flower Shoppe since 2016 and put a focus on gardening as well as floral arrangements.
Belle Fleur is an award-winning floral design studio that specializes in creating luxurious floral designs for grand events. Started by Meredith Waga-Perez, Belle Fleur is known for their meticulous level of detail and commitment to bringing your dream event to life. Belle Fleur has appeared on The Today Show, The Food Network, and TLC.
Casey's Flower Studio
Casey’s Flower Studio specializes in weddings and events. Family owned and operated since 1987, Casey’s Flower Studio has provided New York City with exquisite blooms for over 35 years. Also experienced with residential, corporate, and weekly floral arrangements, Casey’s Flower Studio is a true full-service floral studio.
Designs by Ahn
Designs by Ahn is a floral design studio that specializes in weddings and events. Visionary Victoria Ahn opened her studio following a career in dance, which has given her a unique perspective when creating stunning floral designs. Spanning all styles from chic and modern to rustic and organic, Designs by Ahn creates gorgeous arrangements for all.
East Olivia is a female-founded and women led floral design studio. Creating gorgeous installations throughout New York City, East Olivia has taken on clients like TikTok, Netflix, Google, Amazon, and many more. Founded by Kelsea Olivia, East Olivia is focused on “building authentic connections with our clients” while crafting stunning floral designs.
Élan Flowers is a floral design studio that specializes in both events and floral arrangements for corporate and residential purposes. Founded by Patrick and Christine Hall, the duo “strive together to create beautiful experiences in our events and weddings as well as in our daily life in the shop”. With this vision in mind, Élan Flowers has been creating stunning designs for over three decades.
Floratorium is a flower and art studio that specializes in large-scale arrangements for retail, dining, fashion, hospitality, and event spaces. Founded by Carlos Franqui, he “combines his knowledge of media and brand strategy with his innate passion for art and design”. Having worked with brands like Versace and SoulCycle, Floratorium has become one of the most established and trusted floral studios in New York.
Flower Bodega is a floral design studio that specializes in creating large-scale arrangements for a wide variety of events. With clients like Kate Spade, Oscar de la Renta, and Refinery29, Flower Bodega crafts larger-than-life installations that are sure to stun all. Founder Aurea Sanabria Molaei officially launched her studio in 2018 following formal training at FlowerSchool.
Primrose is a floral shop that specializes in gorgeous arrangements for gifts, home decor, and corporate settings. Founded by FlowerSchool Alum Raquel Goldish, she embraces each of her florist’s unique talents and looks forward to growing her business into a multi-faceted brand.
Rachel Cho Floral Design
Rachel Cho Floral Design is a floral design studio that specializes in weddings, events, corporate, and weekly arrangements. Founded by Rachel Cho, the New York florist is best known for her “dexterity, innate artistry, and impeccable design sense”. Having been featured in The New York Times, CNBC, and Harper’s Bazaar, Cho and her studio have made a lasting impact on the world of floral design.
Rana Flora is a floral design studio that specializes in creating gorgeous centerpieces for an array of events. Founded by Rana Kim, she says that “flowers are a joy in my life”, which she makes abundantly clear in her thoughtful, beautifully unique floral arrangements.
RGB Flowers is a floral design that specializes in creating lavish centerpieces for a wide array of dining establishments. Founded by Roberta Bendavid, one of RGB Flowers’s biggest clients is Union Square Hospitality Group which has given her experience designing for restaurants such as the Gramercy Tavern.
Sahola Flowers is a floral design studio that specializes in weddings, events, corporate, and weeklys. Founded by Olga Sahraoui, Sahola Flowers was opened in 2012 and draws upon fashion, architecture, photography, and many other art forms for inspiration throughout their work. With collections inspired by Coco Chanel and DG, Sahola Flowers’s creativity is boundless.
University Floral Design
University Floral Design is a floral shop that specializes in crafting beautiful arrangements and gifts. Proudly family owned and operated, University Floral Design has been providing New York with beautiful blooms since 1928. With the client’s experience close in mind, University Floral Design will “always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect”.
Villanueva Designs is a floral design studio that specializes in “unique & innovatively designed biophilic floral works”. Founded by second-generation florist Juan Villanueva, Villanueva Designs crafts unique floral designs voted to each specific client. Villanueva Designs aims to “bring beauty into homes and lives”.
Van Vliet and Trap
Van Vliet & Trap is a floral design studio that specializes in creating grand, lavish floral designs for a wide range of events throughout New York City. Founded by Remco Van Vliet and Cas Trap, Van Vliet and Trap has been crafting stunning floral designs since 1997. Today, Van Vliet and Trap is “the preferred event design company for some of the most prestigious Institutions of the Arts in New York City“.
Tulipina is a floral design studio that specializes in creating bespoke floral experiences for luxurious weddings and events. Founded by Kiana Underwood, Tulipina is comprised of a team of more than 50 individuals globally. Regularly featured in magazines like Vogue, Tulipina has been named one of the best wedding florists by Harper’s Bazaar.
Masters in the floral and event design space, Bowman Dahl provides complete services from designing stunning tablescapes to crafting gorgeous floral arrangements. With a focus on incorporating nature into their designs, Bowman Dahl utilizes a classic style with a twist throughout their work. Their goal is to “create something beautiful, attuned to the client, occasion, and site“.