Floral Design Classes

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Floral design courses can be applied towards the Floral Design Certificate unless otherwise noted.

The Introduction to Floral Design and Basic Floral Design courses are prerequisites for other courses as indicated. When registering online, please only register after you’ve completed the prerequisite course, otherwise a cancellation fee may apply.

Fees do not include floral material or supplies. Buying flowers and containers is always a challenge, but also part of the learning process. You may use any material that is available to you but not on the list provided. The list is a learning aid for selecting appropriate plant material for a design. Each student will therefore have different costs, depending on the design and materials chosen or whether materials are purchased from a shop or are collected from your own garden/house plants.

You will require special supplies in these courses. Below is the list of supplies recommended for both the Introductory and Basic courses. All of these supplies are available in TBG’s garden shop. (Hours may vary. Please call ahead to ensure the shop is open, 416-397-1357, shop@torontobotanicalgarden.ca or to inquire about prices.) Alternatively, the shop usually remains open for the half hour before the first Introductory class and your instructor will be available to help you choose these items.

  • Snippy Tips I booklet (for fresh plant material)
  • Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards booklet
  • 8 cm (3″) kenzan (pinfrog), preferably with rubber base
  • Stickum — 30 cm (12″) roll in green or white
  • Narrow green waterproof tape — 0.6 or 1.3 cm (¼ or ½”)
  • Standard oasis — 1 block
  • Deluxe oasis — 1 block
  • Chicken wire — 90 cm (3′) (prepackaged by the garden shop)
  • Scissors
  • Secaturs (straight- or curved-edged)
  • Green floral wire, either 22 or 24 gauge (paddle, spool or stick)
  • Container for floral arrangements*

*Containers cannot always be found in the shop specifically for courses, but are widely available in places such as garage sales, dollar stores, hardware stores and department stores, etc.


Introduction to Floral Design
Wednesdays, Sept. 10 to Oct. 8, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (4 sessions, no class Sept. 17)
Public $170; Members $140
Learn how to select and condition flowers. Create a dazzling floral design each week using principles of design and colour. A materials list will be provided.
[PG14S35] Pat Ware

Designing with Glass
Thursdays, Sept. 18th to Oct. 9, 6:30 to 9:30 pm *class on Thursday September 25th will be held on Wednesday September 24th 
Public $170; Members $140
Glass containers perfectly complement the clean lines of contemporary design. Learn how to use the transparent and opaque qualities of glass to the best advantage in floral arrangements.
[PG14S36] Margaret Taylor


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