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How does one become a floral designer?

Asked by jz1220 (824points) January 6th, 2008

I just came back from a trip that exposed me to the most beautiful floral arrangements I’ve ever seen. It inspired me to consider going into the boutique floral industry. I have a degree in design, but no floral experience.

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At the local college where I live they offer classes in the continuing education department.

UponMidnight's avatar

Work for a while at a florist (or even a greenhouse, though that is a LOT of hard work, longish hours and low pay). I worked for two years in a greenhouse and then another two years in a florists. After working with a florist for a while, you should be instructed on how to construct arrangements. If you already have a degree in design, then all the better, but it seems (from my quasi-outsider-insider perspective) to be a hard business to start up. I also second what gooch said about continuing ed.

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