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 three 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 $495 ($545 for not-yet- 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 two 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 $495 ($545 for not-yet- members).

See the calendar for current floral design classes

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 x 338.