Our local suppliers tour provides insight into the wholesalers who are accessible on your non-market days, or for florists who prefer to exchange closer to home.

This tour will immerse you into the world of Melbourne’s best independent wholesaler, Santospirito Flowers who pride themselves on quality product and prices. Providing Melbourne with a vast range of seasonal cut flowers and foliage, as well as the more unique gems.


Santospirito Flowers Wholesale Warehouse, Footscray

A specialised expedition, you will begin your morning at Footscray’s exclusive, trade only, Santospirito Wholesale Flowers. Enjoy wandering through the large coolrooms full with an abundance of flowers and foliages. Head into the tropial room where you will be surrounded by beautiful local and imported orchids, lush tropical foliages and more. You will then move to the sundries area where you will be amazed at the variety of vases, ceramic pots, ribbons/wrappings and more. 

Visiting your local supplier will help you to build a rapport with the respective growers. You will gain an understanding of the wholesale growing process, including getting the flowers from the farm, to the floor and to the florist. You will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the current seasonal floral trends.

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What you will learn
  • Gain an understanding of the wholesale growing process, including getting the flowers from the farm, to the floor and to the florist
  • Book any workshop or course with Melbourne Flower School and you automatically receive a free tour of Santospirito Wholesale Flowers
  • Visiting your local supplier
What you will get
  • $50.00 voucher, redeemable for beautiful blooms.

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Casual (Closed shoes)

Appropriate for

Students must be enrolled in a current MFS Workshop, MFS 5 week course or MFS Professional Floristry course to attend a Melbourne Flower School tour.


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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