In this 5 unit series, you will learn the basic fundamental skills of floral design.

These classes focus on basic floristry techniques that can be applied to many different designs, you will create simple beautiful floral pieces to take home. The knowledge gained, will enable you to reproduce these designs time and time again.

The classes cover a variety of designs including hand tied posy/wrapping techniques, garden bowl with seasonal flowers, two different vases designs and a beautiful wreath design that is suitable for table centres, sympathy or a door. Classes cover flower care and conditioning that is recommended for the longevity of flowers.

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Class Schedule

MFS Foundation floristry is a run over the course of 5 weeks, each class is 2.5 hrs duration.

What you will learn
  • Hand tied posy/wrapping techniques
  • Garden bowl with seasonal flowers
  • Two different vases designs and a beautiful wreath design that is suitable for table centres, sympathy or a door
What you will get
  • Each student will receive our MFS handbook, with a step by step guide on how to create these beautiful designs.
  • All materials, flowers and vases supplied.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm to learn!
  • Passion for flowers!
What to wear

Casual (Closed shoes)

Appropriate for

No prior experience is necessary, just a love of learning and a passion for flowers.


Melbourne Flower School

Vendor since 2016

Founded by creative director, Kim Treherne Cardillo, Melbourne Flower School is located on the edge of the CBD.

Melbourne Flower School will assist you in inspiring your passion, and sparking your journey through the world of flowers. Infusing art with nature, Melbourne Flower School will teach you how to create an immense range of outstanding floral designs.

Every individual can be taught the key floristry techniques, and it is the mission of Melbourne Flower School to teach you the specific skills that will enhance your interest, or maybe even set you on an innovative career path.

The fully instructed classes are designed as step-by-step tutorials, and are conducted at the purpose-designed studio, located at 4-8 Parker St (Crn Whitehall St), Footscray. Within Santospirito Wholesale Flowers.

Floral designer, Kim Treherne Cardillo, believes that passion drives creativity. Throughout her classes, she will equip you with the skills and knowledge, which will allow you to embrace both.

Kim brings with her, 36 years of experience, starting her career in the industry when she was 15-years-old. Predominately self-taught, Kim progressed from working in various floral retail stores to successfully owning and operating her own businesses for over 25 years.

Also working within the wholesale flower industry, Melbourne Flower School, in collaboration with Kim Treherne Cardillo will give you the opportunity to grow your floral knowledge and further your creativity.

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30 September 2017 • MFS Foundation Floral Design

The MFS Foundation Floral Design course was amazing and I enjoyed every moment. Kim is a fantastic teacher and is incredibly generous with her time, patience and materials. We made something different every week which was a wonderful and creative process. Do not hesitate to book this course. You will not regret it. Thank you so much Kim!


28 June 2017 • MFS Foundation Floral Design

This class is highly recommended and Kim is a great instructor! Kim explains every step of the arrangement process and the flowers used and then allows you to be as creative as you want while still providing guidance. I have enjoyed every class and have learnt so much from her vast experience as a florist. I will do more classes with her in the near future