Monthly Archives: August 2014

Learning the Art of Floral Design in ‘America’s Finest City’

At the San Diego School of Flower Design, founded by celebrity florist, Michael Gaffney, their students learn a large variety of different floral designs. Everything from traditional to contemporary design work is covered during their exciting 4- or 8-week semester. A gorgeous mix of fresh flower and green materials are provided to the students during each day’s class (all materials, books, containers, tools & flowers are included with the tuition cost), as well as live demonstrations, flower market field trips, instructor assistance and best of all, hands on designing by the students themselves. Michael Gaffney who has been featured on the Hallmark Channel, Today Show and Huffington Post states, “In my book Design Star, there are 100 tips to flower design, but in class there are 1000. Being in class and having that one-on-one access to an instructor is important to learning good design habits and techniques.”

The San Diego School of Flower Design is located in the Carlsbad Flower Market and has the freshest quality of flowers in the country. With several tuition options to choose from, even the tourist can pop in for one of their exciting 1 day classes. Located just miles from the beach, hotels, outlet shopping, dining and more, the students have plenty to do before and after class! Come see what ‘Americas Finest City’ has to offer, and experience a thrilling ‘hands on’ class in the art of floral design!

Classes in San Diego are offered in the afternoon and evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays of each week during the semester. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. If you would like more information about classes and how to register, please call 1-877-32-BLOOM today!

Annual Holiday Design Workshop 2014

Don’t miss this years Annual Holiday design Workshop!!

During this exciting event we will be learning 3 popular holiday designs using a variety of fresh evergreens, beautiful flowers, berries, novelty items, coach lanterns and more!  All tools, flowers and materials are included and pre-registration is required. So don’t hesitate to reserve your seat today!

Date: Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 2014

Time: 1pm-4pm

Place: Lily’s Flowers, 1205 Aviara Prkwy, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Cost: $200.00 per person

Reservations: Call 1-877-322-5666 OR Email:



Join the San Diego School of Flower Design for their annual Holiday Design Workshop.  During this exciting event we will be learning 3 popular holidays designs using a variety of fresh evergreens, beautiful flowers, berries, novelty items, coach lanterns and more!

Nov. 15th, 2014

From 1pm to 4pm

Lily’s Flower Wholesaler,
1205 Aviara Prkwy

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Masters Classes

During the Masters Courses students can look forward to expanding their resumes to include: gorgeous event pieces, funeral sprays, cascading bouquets and much more as they progress through the 4 week course.

At the San Diego School of Flower Design, we run a masters class at the end of each ‘Design Star’ semester with the intention of expanding our students flower design knowledge. The Masters course focuses on the larger event, wedding and funeral pieces that are often requested in the industry today. Once our students obtain and fine tune the instructions that they receive during this course, they can then go out into the industry and put into motion all that they have learned…becoming a true ‘Master of Design’. We believe at the American Schools of Flower Design, that to be a true ‘Master’, you must gain ‘real life’ experiences in the field using the building blocks that have been given during the school session, like any other professional field.

We encourage all of our Design Star Graduates to take the masters classes, as we want all of our students to be fully prepared for success in the Floral Design Industry.

Bridal Design Workshop

The bridal design workshop was a hit last weekend. Several students participated in the event that lasted all day. The students did a ‘mock’ wedding from start to finish, which included a bridal consultation with a ‘bride’, recipe and shopping list write up, shopped for their product and last but not least designed several pieces for their ‘wedding’. This was a fantastic exercise in that it builds self confidence and know-how for the individual who is interested in making wedding events apart of their business.

The San Diego School of Flower Design will be conducting these one day classes through out the year on a variety of subjects…check back in for dates on the next available workshop!