Author Archives: Mike

Open House Evening Thursday August 27

On Thursday evening August 27th, from 19.00 to 22.00, there will be an Open House in our Floral Design school. Everyone is welcome, if you register beforehand. Because of the current COVID guidelines, this is required by the government. There are flower arranging demonstrations and there is time and space enough to ask questions and […]

New Floral Design video by Mike Boerma

Floral Design on Youtube! A couple of weeks ago, Mike Boerma gave another Flower Arranging livestream! As usual he edited this stream into a shorter format. During this session he made a handtied bouquet, a foam-free arrangement fit for a hotel or restaurant and a big flower arrangement for events! Would you like to see […]

Corona Update: All upcoming courses are happening

It’s been a while since the last update, but we can bring out the following news: All our upcoming Floral Design Courses are happening: – All the Handtied Bouquet Courses – All National Dutch Floral Design Courses – All International Dutch Floral Design Courses Frédéric Dupré The 3-day Master Class by Frédéric Dupré is still […]

New Floral Design Videos

Flower arranging videos on Youtube. Yes we also post videos now ;)! Last week we’ve uploaded some new floral design livestream demo videos. This time Carel Schenk, one of our floral design instructors, made a couple of arrangements. This time we’ve edited the livestream in multiple parts. Part 1: Vegetative Arrangement During this video Carel […]

Open House June 20 & 21

After a press conference from the Dutch Prime Minister, we have concluded that we can hold our Open House on Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st! Of course, there will have to be specific rules and adaptations: We can only have 30 people at a time inside the school and everyone that wants to […]

Floral Design on Youtube

Because of the Corona stituation, we’ve been trying to regularly do Floral Design livestreams. These are casual flower arranging demonstrations that we do for our students, we hang out and make flower arrangements. Everyone is welcome to ask questions! Last Friday Mike Boerma posted an edit of the latest livestream. During the stream he made: […]

Youtube Channel: Boerma Instituut

After Mike Boerma had a conversation with Holly Chapple, an idea was born. As we’ve got no possibilities to have classes in our school at the moment, nor demonstrations in other countries, because of COVID-19, we’ve started to do livestreams on youtube. In the past we did not have time for keeping up with a […]

Best in Show at Philadelphia Flower Show!

At the end of last month Mike Boerma and his partner Anjelica van Hijkoop went to Philadelphia, to join the Schaffer Designs team at the Philadelphia Flower Show. The theme of this year’s Philly Flower Show was Riviera Holiday. The team, run by Bill Schaffer and Kristine Kratt, made an exhibition in which they displayed […]

Corona Update

It has probably not escaped anyone’s attention: Governments around the world are making moves against the Corona Virus. Courses until April 6th Yesterday, the Dutch government has officially announced that all schools will have to be closed until April 6th. We think it was an important decision and hope that it speeds up the battle […]

First Boerma Instituut USA Course!

For the very first time in the 40 year history of our school, we will teach a Fundamentals of Floristry course in the United States. In cooperation with Holly Chapple from Hope Flower Farm and Chapel Designers, Mike Boerma will be teaching a 10-day vocational training course. This vocational training course will be held at […]

Master Class with Holly Chapple fully booked

The last available spot at Holly Chapple’s Master Class has just been booked. If you are still looking for an on-trend fashionable Master Class that will teach you a plethora of techniques, we still have other possibilities at our flower school! For instance, we have a 2-day Master Class with Susan McLeary During this two-day […]

February 24th, the next Professional Dutch Floral Design Course

Study Floral Design in the heart of the flower world: Holland!   On Monday February 24th the next Professional Dutch Floral Design training program starts. This fundamental training course is 25 lesson days, but it is possible to complete in multiple modules of 5 days.   Some of the subjects you will learn:   Practical: […]

Gregor Lersch – Master in European Floral Design course: Subjects are now online

The Master in European Floral Design course, taught by the Master of Master Florists, Gregor Lersch, is truly a unique opportunity. If you would like to learn more about this course, go to this page. We just put the subjects for the new Master in European Floral Design Course online. These are some of the […]

Issues with registration?

After a recent update on our website, we’ve found that some people are encountering an issue when trying to register for a course. After the update people using Internet Explorer as their browser on their computer, may find that upon trying to add a ‘ticket’ that they are automatically sent to an empty shopping cart. […]

Holly Chapple is coming to Holland!

The inspirational wedding florist Holly Chapple is coming to the Boerma Instituut to give a hands-on Master Class on Friday April 24th. Holly Chapple is an American wedding florist who started out self-trained and developed her own styles and techniques. Now, she has developed her own company into an international network of wedding florists spanning […]

Theo Boerma Cup 2020

The Theo Boerma Cup is an international Floral Design Cup held in honor of Theo Boerma, the founder of the Boerma Instituut. This year the Theo Boerma Cup will be held on June 19th and 20th of 2020 40th Anniversary edition This year, in honor of our 40th anniversary the Theo Boerma Cup will be […]

Open House January 25th

On Saturday January 25th there will be another Open House at the Boerma Instituut! This is the ideal moment to visit our school, ask questions or just to see what it’s like. Come by for floral design demonstrations, or participate in the introductory workshop. Click here for more info on the introductory workshop. We are […]

2 Day Master Class with Ahti Lyra

Estonian Master Florist Ahti Lyra will come to the Boerma Instituut for a 2 day Master Class on January 21st and 22nd. Ahti’s Master Class will be all about creating beautiful structures using materials not oftenly used in floristry like plaskolite and silicone. One of the techniques he will be teaching is the art of […]

Sue McLeary coming to Boerma Instituut!

2020 is shaping up to become a really incredible year for anyone seeking more floristic eductation, here at the Boerma Instituut. We are really excited to announce that Susan McLeary, creator of wearable botanical master pieces, is coming to teach a 2 day Master Class in our school on April 2nd and April 3rd. You […]

Always dreamed of becoming a florist?

Always dreamt of becoming a Florist? Want to learn the art of Floral Design in the flower capital of the world? Train in a flower school that has 5 generations of experience in floristry?   At the Boerma Instituut we have a 5-week intensive training course that teaches you all the fundamentals of floristry that […]

Master in European Floral Design Course

Gregor Lersch, to many Master Florists an inspiration and teacher. You can recognize his style and techniques in many of the floral design of international Master designers around the world. Many of whom he has taught or have worked for him in the past. His unique perspective on floristry and decades of experience have made Gregor […]

Handtied Bouquet Courses 2020

The new dates for the handtied bouquet courses are online! We have a beginners course as well as an advanced course. The Handtied Bouquet Course level 1 is ideal for anyone who would like to learn how to make bouquets. During this course you will learn the technical skills to make a good handtied bouquet. […]

Amsterdam Hortiweek November 5-8

Amsterdam Hortiweek is from Tuesday 5th until Friday 8th of November. Perhaps there is not an official name for this week, but we find it suiting: During this week there are several interesting events in the area! Tradefair Aalsmeer Held on November 6, 7 and 8 at the Royal Flora Holland flower auction. You can […]

Open House During Aalsmeer Flower Festival

Aalsmeer Flower Festival 2019 Upcoming weekend it´s happening already! Aalsmeer Flower Festival 2019 is on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of June this year. Workshops and Demonstrations During this weekend we also have an Open House, so if you might have any questions about our courses or would like to experience tha atmosphere in our […]