Floral Design

This series of hands-on courses is taught by accredited floral design judges from the Garden Clubs of Ontario, and is suitable for both personal and professional interest. All courses marked with the floral emblem can be applied to the Floral Design Certificate. Course fees do not include flowers or supplies unless otherwise stated. Students must purchase these on their own at a cost of $50 to $60 per class. A material list will be e-mailed prior to the start date.

Floral Design is one of our most popular programs – here are some FAQ’s to see if it’s right for you!

Additional information about the program can also be found here.

Special Occasion Flowers
Wednesdays, April 5 to 26, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $190; Member $155
Create floral designs for special occasions such as heart-shaped bouquets for Valentine’s Day, boutonnieres, corsages and centrepieces for weddings and cakes for birthdays, graduations and anniversaries.
Prerequisite: Classic Design Fundamentals I and II
[PG17S02] Ursula Eley


Classic Design Fundamentals I
Public $190; Member $155
This course is the prerequisite to all other courses in TBG’s Floral Design Certificate program. Learn the fundamentals such as how to select and condition flowers, how to use floral design equipment and how to achieve different types of designs.
[PG17S03] Ellen Clark Wednesdays, April 5 to 26, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
[PG17S10] Pat Ware Thursdays, April 20 to May 11, noon to 3 p.m. – LIMITED SPACE


Spring Garden Arrangement Design
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $86; Member $72
Create a lovely fresh centrepiece for your table using spring flowers. Bring your friends for a fun, productive evening and take home an impressive arrangement. Materials will be provided [PG17S07] Lillian Taggart


Modern Design
Mondays, May 1 to 29, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $190; Member $155
Learn about the ground-breaking designs developed in the freedom-seeking 1960s such as modern line, modern mass and modern layer. These designs are stylish and sophisticated and bridge the traditional with the future and abstract.
Prerequisites: Classic Design Fundamentals I & II.
[PG17S12] Celia Roberts


Sogetsu Ikebana
Wednesdays, May 3 to 24, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $190; Member $155
Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art form of flower arranging. The Sogetsu School of Ikebana reflects modern lifestyles and focuses on encounters between two ever-changing entities: humans and nature. Suitable for absolute beginners and students returning for a refresher (only one Ikebana credit is counted toward the Floral Design Certificate.) A one-time materials fee of $80 will be due at first class.
[PG17S18] Ada Hirschler


Classic Design Fundamentals II
Tuesdays, May 16 to June 6, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $190; Member $155
In this follow-up to Classic Design Fundamentals I, students gain a deeper understanding of traditional design and plant material as well as the importance of colour and colour harmonies. Discover a new design style each week: a hand-tied bouquet, a vertical line design, a Hogarth Curve and an asymmetrical mass design.
[PG17S23] Lillian Taggart


Advanced: International Floral Designers
Tuesdays, May 23 to June 13,  6:30 to 9:30pm
Public $190; Member $155
This exciting new course examines the work of four internationally known floral designers from around the world. Learn different styles and techniques used by Rosnella Fazio (Italy), Marie Françoise Déprez (France), Gregor Lersch (Germany) and Hitomi Gilliam (Canada).
Prerequisite: Five floral design courses
[PG17S25] Margaret Taylor


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  • Lisa Dale

    If the Intro level is the gatekeeper to all the other levels of Floral course registrations, and it is sold out before 2015 even begins, why bother with all the other courses at all? Why not offer another Intro before dangling before us so many others closed for participation?

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  • Marjorie Castro

    Will there be an additional Floral Design Fundamentals I ” since there is large interest?