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New International Master Florist Education starts November 5th!

Gregor Lersch

An incredible opportunity has arisen for those florists that want to bring their skills to the highest level!  Gregor Lersch, the teacher and mentor of many awards winning Master Florists is teaching this unique Master Education at the Boerma Instituut. It’s a 20-day hands-on course, that has you learn, work and create from 09.30 to […]

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Sue McLeary is coming to the Boerma Instituut!

Sue McLeary Headdress

After 2 years of postponing it’s finally happening! Sue McLeary aka Passionflowersue will be coming to the Boerma Instituut! An incredible floral artist from the USA, Susan McLeary really knows how to make gorgeous botanical accessoires. From Floral Jewelry, to Headpieces, to complete botanical dresses, it’s amazing what is all possible! Check out this gorgeous […]

Aalsmeer Flower Festival June 17-19!

Aalsmeer Flower Festival

Aalsmeer Flower Festival starts next week, from Friday 17th to Sunday June 19th! Of course, there will be a lot of amazing flower arrangements to see at the Boerma Instituut! Everyone is welcome to visit our school and enjoy the special flower arrangements. Of course, feel free to ask all the questions you want about […]

Exam Works by Master in European Floral Design Course (Now International Master Florist Education) + Some updates

International Master Florist Education Alumni - Elena Engelmann IMF

International Master Florist Education The Master in European Floral Design Course has now undergone a name change! After some internal discussion together with Gregor Lersch, we have decided to change the name of this course to International Master Florist Education. Gregor Lersch is a Floral Master of international renown. This is why we felt like […]

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New milestone for our Floristry Videos channel!

Youtube Floristry Videos

In this blogpost, we would like to thank everyone who has been watching our Floristry Videos! Recently, we reached 4000 subscribers on our Youtube channel and are very grateful for it! Floristry videos As you may already know, since 2020 we have started to upload to our Youtube channel regularly. This allows everyone around the […]

Courses in 2022!

Valentine Bouquet

A new year a new opportunity to learn and grow! This year we have another lovely line up of Floristry Courses! Complete Floristry Vocational Courses The first Professional Dutch Floral Design Course of the year is already half way. However, for those that missed out there is another option this year! The next opportunity to […]

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Summer Break!

Hope everyone is doing well and in good health! Summer Break Starting from Today, we are on a Summer Break until August 19th. This means we are a bit slower when it comes to replying to your e-mails and questions. We will check our e-mail about once a week. So if you have any questions […]

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Dates Confirmed: Master in European Floral Design by Gregor Lersch

Gregor Lersch Master Florist

We have great news! The Master in European Floral Design course by Gregor Lersch is definitely happening! Now, we are also able to confirm the starting date of Part 2 of this course! The Master in European Floral Design course is the highest level of Floral Design education available. It is taught by Gregor Lersch […]

Interview with Gloriosa Grower!

Gloriosa a special flower! Last year Mike Boerma did an interview with Willem Brouwer from Crown Jewels Gloriosa. Gloriosa is a very special flower and Willen is one of the best growers in the business! Want to take a peek behind the curtain? Have a look into the green house, in which these beautiful flowers […]

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3 New Free Floral Design Videos with Irma Mus

More Floral Design videos! We recently uploaded all three parts of Irma Mus’ Livestream! She creates three different types of flower arrangements, namely: a Handtied Bouquet (Parallel style), Pumpkin Flower Arrangement and a Center Piece in a Mobach Bowl! Some of these videos ended up as basically step by step tutorials! You can find them […]

New Floral Design Video’s with Carel Schenk!

In the mean time, we’ve uploaded a whole bunch of new flower arranging video’s on our Youtube Channel! Two new parts of Carel’s demo as well as the first part of our last demo before the Summer break. Aside from that, we also went live last Friday. This time it was Irma Mus who did […]

Open House December 10 to 15: Christmas Idea

From Thursday December 10th to Tuesday 15th we have another Open House in our Floral Design School! During this period the entire school is decorated in Christmas style, with Christmas arrangements for sale and demonstrations. Everyone is welcome, if you register beforehand. Because of the current COVID guidelines, this is required by the government. Please […]

New Floral Design Video: Freestyle Handtied Bouquet by Carel Schenk

Last Friday we uploaded another video to Youtube! After every Livestream, Mike Boerma edits them into shorter videos. This time it was Carel Schenk who made three arrangements, during his stream last month. In part 1 of this series, Carel makes a Freestyle Handtied Bouquet using (almost) only foliage! If you haven’t subscribed yet, please […]

Corona Update

Vol Geboekt

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 […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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 […]