Getting Ready for your Floristry Course


We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our department in both June, for Summer College, and in September when your course starts.

This page has been made so that you start to discover some of the exciting topics, activities, and work you’ll be doing on your course as you work towards your career or university.

Be sure to check out our new Emerging Technologies Centre and Institute for Enhanced Curriculum – two new facilities that will really help you to get ahead in your plans.

If you have any questions about your course, please get in touch: admissions@farn-ct.ac.uk. Why not follow us on social media to find out what else is happening around the College? We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Meet your teachers

Gwen Grace

Programme Manager

Industry Experience: Over 20 years in hospitality and catering
Subject Specialism:
Front of house
Best thing about working at Farnborough:
The students, facilities and our fantastic team of lecturers

Catherine Young

Lecturer in Floristry

Subject Specialism: Wedding and special events floral design
Best thing about working at Farnborough: Seeing students progress into a career in floristry
Favourite Floristry Project: Working at iconic venues, including The Dorchester, The Shard, Kew Gardens and designing for RHS Chelsea in Bloom and RHS Malvern

Summer bridging projects

These projects have been designed to bring you up to speed for your course and for us to see where you skills are. Please read through them carefully, and enjoy taking part!

Floristry Project

Your project is to research 20 different flower names (including their Latin names).

Floristry courses at Farnborough

  • Level 1 Certificate in Horticulture
  • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Floristry
  • Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Floristry

Virtual campus tour

Join Tilly for a walk around our Farnborough campus

Blog activity

Get ahead with your course and try new skills between now and September.

The Challenge

Create either a blog, powerpoint/prezzi presentation, or video based on one of the topics you’ll be learning on your course. Click through to the ‘Studies Include’ section of your chosen course to see a list of options. Bring that topic to life by creating some content to introduce it!

For example, Level 2 Floristry explores Styles From Around the World. You could make a blog, presentation, or video about floristry trends and techniques used in other countries and how they differ to those used in the UK.

Send your completed work to discover@farn-ct.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing your work!

Floristry Quiz

Student Support

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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