Washington DC School of Flower Design

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Located at:
8870 Monard Drive
Silver Spring
MD 20910


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1 DayTry a Floral Design Sampler!

Monday –  9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Sampler is one class consisting of three different class projects

Join us for a great morning of flower design. The Sampler course is for individuals who want to try out our school and go home with a wealth of knowledge about the world of flower designing. It’s three great projects covering American to European design. Michael Gaffney will be there to teach and also give you his book Design Star and autograph it for you. All your flowers and containers will be provided as well. In this class you learn how to keep flowers alive for weeks instead of days and everyone will go home with their free flower arrangements. By the end of the day, you will have created so many flower designs, you will practically need a shopping basket to take them all home with you! It’s a great introduction into the world of flower design. Learn some of the techniques with Michael Gaffney as taught on the Today Show.

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2 Days

Spend a Few Days with our Introduction to Flower Design

Monday – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday (tour of the flower market) – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The introductory flower design is a great course to expand your skills into the world of flower designing covering approximately ten different styles of design. We go from American to European to bridal. The course consist of many projects all done in class. All hands on with all your flowers and containers included. We also discuss buying flowers on a wholesale level. The introductory course allows students who always want to just pick up flowers from the store or the garden and design beautiful designs. You will love this course. It’s for people who just love flowers and want to create beautiful designs.

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1 Week

Stay for our 1 Week Semester. Become a Flower Design Star

Monday thru Friday –  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday (tour of the flower market) – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Our Design Star comprehensive is a week packed full of learning and designing. It takes you from beginner to designer. We’ve seen amazing things in this class as on the last day we design our own mock wedding and some of the most beautiful work has come out of that final class. It’s approximately 24 styles of design covering every area of design. By the end of the course, you should be able to “take control of the merchandise.” Pick up any flowers and confidently design a gorgeous product. Many celebrities, designers, non designers, and beginners have taken this class and gone on to create their own beautiful designs. It’s an intensive week of flower designing. Your house will be filled with flowers by the end of the week and you’ll understand Michael’s methods of teaching. Michael’s been featured on the Today Show, the Hallmark Channel, and Huffington Post. Michael shares his tips in this design course. Join us and become a designer.

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1 Week

Come Back for our Master’s Course in Floral Design

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An additional intensive 1 week for our complete program, studying high-end event designing from around the world. Focusing on designing for weddings, funerals and hotel and decor, you will have the experience and knowledge to create grand, elaborate designs.

Tuitions includes all the  flowers, tools, books and the containers you will need. Everything is yours to keep!

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Special: Order both of Michael’s books before class start date and receive $100 discount for Design Star Comprehensive program. Discounts apply to tuition balance on first day of class for Winter 2018 only.

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See Full List of Floral Design Class Prices Below:


$ 150

  • 3 Projects from American to English and contemporary
  • All flowers, containers included. Tools provided
    ($200 value*)
  • Learn tips for keeping cut flowers alive for weeks
  • Learn tips for keeping cut flowers alive for weeks from Michael

Intro To Flower Design

$ 495

  • 2 Days of designing with Michael
  • Includes 10 different design styles
  • All flowers, containers included
    ($600* value)
  • End of week flower market tour included FREE. Wholesale shopping pass provided on tour.
  • Tabletop to bridal designs
  • Learn tips for keeping cut flowers alive for weeks from Michael
  • For those wanting gorgeous flowers around the office or home

Design Star

$ 1850

  • 24 Design styles covered
  • Included in course: American European Asian contemporary design styles
  • All flowers containers, books included
    ($2000* value)
  • End of week flower market tour included FREE. Wholesale shopping pass provided on tour.
  • Discussions on buying, selling, marketing techniques
  • All students design a wedding on last day
  • For those wanting to learn the art of design
  • Learn tips for keeping cut flowers alive for weeks from Michael
  • 5 Days of designing with Michael!

Master's Class

$ 1850

  • Learn event, funeral and bridal designs
  • focus on upscale clients
  • master the art of flower design
  • dutch European historical designs completed
  • all flowers containers provided
    ($2000 value*)
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*approximate retail value

free-flower-designFREE Floral Design Seminar!

We will be holding a FREE Floral Design Seminar showcasing past floral designs and new floral arrangement ideas. This seminar is open to all!

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We’ll be showing floral design tips from my new book Flower Power: Lessons from the Los Angeles School of Flower Design.

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