Certificate Programs

Floral Design Certificate Program

Did you ever want to be a floral designer or want to make arrangements at home? Norfolk Botanical Garden offers the ONLY professional floral design certificate program in southeastern Virginia. Turn your passion into a marketable skill.

  • Floral Design Certificate ProgramLearn from a panel of top local designers
  • Comprehensive curriculum
  • Hands-on training with fresh flowers every class
  • Shop training: ordering, inventory & customer service
  • Rigorous and Vigorous!

We provide you with a level of training in floral design that is not taught anywhere in the region. Join others to learn trade secrets, tour local floral shops, take home wonderful arrangements and a skill that could be used to join local floral shops as an employee.

Courses Offered

Beginning Floral Design
This is a 6 week program. Students must attend 40 hours and pass written and hands-on tests to receive a certificate. All supplies and flowers are included in course fee. Students enjoy taking home weekly floral designs. Cost of the course is $548 ($496) for Norfolk Botanical Garden members).

Intermediate Floral Design
Available only for those who have successfully completed the Beginning Floral Design Certificate Program at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. This is a four week program. Students must attend a minimum of 30 hours and pass written and hands-on tests to receive a certificate. All supplies and flowers are included in course fees. Students enjoy taking home weekly floral designs. Cost of the course is $548 ($496) for Norfolk Botanical Garden members).

Advanced Floral Design

Further your knowledge and expertise with an Advanced Floral Design Certificate.  Students must be graduates of the Intermediate Floral Design Program and must complete 18 hours of Advanced Floral Design Workshops offered throughout the year.

See the calendar for current offerings of classes in the certificate program

Graduates of the Program say:

  • “Exceptional course – learned a lot!”
  • “Instructors have a vast knowledge of the Floral Industry”
  • “Excellent instructors & outstanding in their presentations”
  • “Strong point of class was “hands-on” practice”
  • “Education received was top notch!”

For information, please call us at 757-441-5830 x338.