Our Successes


This multi award-winning floral academy, certainly keeps heading onwards and upwards, since 2011 they have kept their standards exceptionally high, winning over 20 coveted RHS medals from the world-renowned Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows, with students and staff giving up additional hours to be apart of something spectacular.

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Medals and Accolades

The staff are no exception to working hard and being dedicated to the academy, and hold many medals and accolades themself. The teleflorist rosebowl has been awarded several times to the staff at the flower school since 1969 when Sara-Marie Andrews senior lecturer 1st won the bowl for the highest marks in her practical exams with Society of Floristry, then academy principal Jo Richards won the exact same award in 1999 for her NDSF, it didn’t end there, as then academy principal Helen Joyce won the award for highest marks in 2015 for her level 4 HDF, and to keep the momentum running Melanie Smith lecturer did it again for the team in 2017 with her level 5 MDPF, and to top it off Sara-marie did it again for her level 5 MDPF in 2019 with highest marks in the practical.

So we have a pretty amazing team of tutors who really know how to bring the medals and awards home.

Chelsea Flower Show

Jo, Helen, and the team always seem to push the boundaries and have great success. Helen won a Silver-Gilt medal in 2019 for her Chelsea flower show entrance of producing a floral crown, this is Helens third win at the show and she is determined still to get her own personal Gold medal.

Jo entered and competed in 2019 Florist of the year at Gardeners world live in Birmingham, and surprised herself with tough competition, and after not competing for years to be placed third in the country, such an achievement for the team.

To book and appointment with our dedicated team please contact: info@academyoffloristry.co.uk

Accredited Flower School in Dorset

The academy has been successfully running for nearly ten years and has a fantastic 100% pass rates from the students who attend. They never disappoint and work strenuously to achieve their end goals, which sees our students above the national average achievers. As one of the top City & Guilds accredited flower schools in Dorset, the results are speaking for themselves!

So what’s next for this well-accredited team, watch this space…………