Seed2Design..

A Floristry Training Provider based in West Sussex that has just been approved by NCFE to deliver qualifications. Information will follow soon.
Our services consist of: Workshops, Courses, Floristry and/or Business Consultation and Bespoke Sympathy Designs. Our shop ‘Rose Barn’- by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays or on attendance of a workshop or course. We sell oasis, wires, tapes, glue etc, the tools of the trade, glassware, wooden items and unusual sundries at very competitive prices.

We work from our light and airy classroom which overlooks our Cutting Garden.
The team comprises of business partners Alison Hoad HDF and Dee Watkins Cert Ed, HDF and volunteers Patrick and Liz.

Expert tuition by Dee Watkins HDF, Cert Ed who has been teaching Floristry in Further Education Colleges for 8 years and Alison Hoad HDF who has studied floristry intensively since 2009.

Whether you are an individual or a business we promise to inspire you with new designs or new ideas!

  • Do fancy a career change or a new hobby?
  • Feel like it’s time for some fresh inspiration or maybe technical updating?
  • Are you a complete beginner and not sure where to start?
  • Perhaps you run a business and you are searching for answers to increase your profits or re-vamp your portfolio?
  • It may be that you trained as a florist years ago but didn’t learn anything European and Contemporary?
  • You might belong to a flower arranging club and want to learn extra skills and techniques?

We think Floristry is the best job in the world! Being able to work with such beautiful flowers and foliage’s. As a florist you could work from home specialising in weddings, events, corporate work, sympathy or gift designs. You could own a floristry business, work abroad, demonstrate, judge or teach.

Consultation and Mentoring.

We charge hourly at very reasonable rates. You may come to us with a specific topic to discuss or choose from the list below:

  • An Introduction to floristry, basic foundation.
  • Conditioning flowers and associated problems.
  • Hand tied designs traditional and/or contemporary.
  • Sympathy designs to include woodland burials.
  • Wedding designs traditional and/or contemporary.
  • Arrangements traditional and/or contemporary.
  • European designs which includes the study of the design schema.
  • The study of the elements and principles of design.
  • Business to include:Business objectives, Trouble shooting, Business SWOT analysis, Problem solving, USP, re-branding, technical updating, purchasing with access to web shop in Holland, customer service, staffing, Health and Safety, Legislation, IT software, Increase bottom line, Portfolio building, Costings, etc.

Workshops and Courses.

Our Workshops ‘Amaryllis’ and ‘Bluebell’ will be updated soon. Please click on the Workshop tab.

New Courses for 2017-2018:

‘Bespoke Sympathy Designs’ starting Sept 2017

‘Floristry Business Course’ starting Sept 2107

‘Wedding Course Part 1’ starts Sept 2017

‘Wedding Course Part 2’ starting Jan 2018

To book your place please go to our Courses Page.

Further courses to follow including ‘Introduction to Floristry’ and ‘Career Change’.

Our Garden…

Alison manages the large cutting garden which provides a sight for sore eyes when in full bloom. Selecting florist’s favourites including Narcissi, Tulipa, Allium, Liatris, Antirrhinum. Sweet peas, Achillea, Scabiosa, Eryngium, Sunflowers to name but a few. We grow our flowers from seed in our poly tunnels with the help of our volunteer gardeners Patrick and Liz. The organic British flowers work beautifully for our classes and are for sale. Please email for availability and selection.
We are located on the A24 near to Squires garden centre West Sussex, please see our map for directions.

What our customers say…

” Thank you so much for the brilliant demonstration you gave us at Tangmere Flower Club. As ever truly inspirational , giving us so many tips and ideas. Particularly the spray paint treatment on some of the vases. The addition of Texture just gave a new dimension, one to copy! ”

Andrea and I very much want to thank you for coming to our club and giving us a terrific workshop. We speak for everyone when we say how enjoyable the evening was. Everything was well organised and prepared and the tutorial was 1st class. Proof was in the results as everyone left with a stunning design of a style completely new to most of us. It was everything we could have wished for. Please, please come again. Seed2Design is a must for us. West Chiltington Flower Club

Everything about Seed2Design is professional. The ladies Dee and Alison are relaxed and enthusiastic. I am so pleased to have found them and learn at such a fantastic school! C.Johnston

Dee and Alison’s experience, enthusiasm, humour and encouragement rubs off on all who attend the sessions. It feels like a night out with friends as well as a great learning experience. S. Wills

Informative fun workshops-coming away with beautiful arrangements and feeling inspired. C. Lathleiff

Every week a new challenge is presented regardless of one’s skill, you always end up with a stunning arrangement. Great support and encouragement from Dee and Alison and we have fun too! G.Sampson

“Friendly, fun, informative and massively imaginative. Just love it!”  C. Moorhouse

”Fab designs that challenge us to think outside the box but based on the basic principles”  J.East

”I have attended many evening and day workshops and have always found them really enjoyable. The flowers and the designs are always brilliant. I have collected a lovely range of containers now to use again. Dee and Alison are great, they teach in a way that is fun and easy to learn.” A.Joyner

”Revolutionary and innovative are how I would describe Dee and Alison at Seed2Design. Their classes have given me a whole new interest in floristry by teaching and inspiring me to create beautiful designs with confidence.” J. Tidey

”Fantastic designs that I love making!” S.Nicklen

”Dee and Alison always have new and original ideas for arrangements. The workshops are fun and friendly. The flowers are fresh and often new to us.” C.Hart

”I have learnt not to be nervous at using beautiful flowers to create something magical. Each class has been a creative experience.” D.Crossley

”Being able to create stunning and innovative floral designs, using the freshest flowers and original containers, has been an absolute joy. Dee and Alison offer the perfect blend of knowledge and relaxed, unhurried instruction. No better way to spend an evening!”  V.Russell

”I attend Seed2Design regularly to keep my floristry skills up to date, to learn new techniques, to discover new flowers and study new designs. As well as being very knowledgeable teachers,  Alison and Dee also make a great cup of tea!”  L.Eager

News Articles About Us…

The Florist Magazine

Your Sussex Wedding

 

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