DURBAN SCHOOL OF FLORISTRY
Durban's first School of Floristry is lead by Greg Baptie, a household name in the Floristry industry for over 25 years.
Greg is a former National Director, Judge and Tutor from Interflora,Floral Demonstrator and probably best known as the former owner of Magic Moments Florist.
He has won Interflora's Florist and Designer of the Year several times and represented Kwa Zulu Natal at National competitions.
More importantly, Greg is a hands on florist who has a passion to impart his knowledge to the wider community.
Students on our floristry and flower workshops will be trained using tried and tested teaching methods, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Our garden teaching studio is situated on the premises of the Hellenic Community Centre, off Riverside Road in Durban North.
Our floristry training caters for all levels of experience ,ages and backgrounds, from Beginner and Refresher courses to more advanced courses for the Florist trade, to workshops for the Home Executive, the Wedding Planner and to the good old Hobbyist.As a result of public demand, we have introduced a new Modern Design course and a Funeral Tribute course. Early indications are that these will prove very popular.
Whatever the reason, we are certain that you will be delighted with what our School of Floristry can offer you.
Watch out for our special workshops of interest to florists and enthusiasts, especially our Going Green and Christmas Festive sessions.
Floristry is a very creative industry. You will find our florist courses interesting, enjoyable and very easy to follow.
Our method of training will enable you to create stunning floral designs in a very short time, and moreso improve your existing skills.
Accomodation for out-of-town students
We have arranged special rates with Hilltop Manor B&B for our out of town students attending the Durban School of Floristry. If you stay here, you will be transported to and from the Teaching Studio daily.
Here's some information about the B&B.
For further details on the Floristry courses, please click onto the course links on Course Contents
Hilltop Manor is conveniently situated in Durban North close to Umhlanga, Gateway and Springfield Park. It offers 4 star upmarket accommodation in a tranquil, beautifully landscaped setting.
Delicious full English/Continental breakfasts are included in this special rate. Your hosts are Sylvia and Darryl Cheek. If you stay at this accommodation, you will be collected and dropped off daily.
Tel : 031 941 1180
Cell : 083 469 8325
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.hilltopmanor.co.za
Durban University of Technology
We are now involved with Floristry Training at the Durban University of Technology. Feedback from the students is positive and augurs well for our Floristry industry. It is also encouraging to know that tertiary institutions are now realising that Floristry is truly a profession.