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International Master Florist Education with Gregor Lersch

The International Master Florist Education (IMF) taught and certified by Gregor Lersch is now the most comprehensive program available to deepen your floristic knowledge, gain high level technical skills, and to expand your creativity and innovation. It is the best opportunity to be mentored by the finest educator in the floral world today.

Master of Master Florists

The International Master Florist Education is the highest level that we offer at the Boerma Instituut.
The growing of confidence, combined with blossoming your own creativity and talent play an important role in the long road to achieving the status of an International Master Florist.
This course will delve deeper into all the corners of Floristry.
You can recognize Gregor Lersch’s style in many top-level Master Florists around the globe and for good reason: Gregor has been the teacher and mentor of many incredible florists over the last couple of decades.

Becoming an International Master Florist

This 24 day vocational education is fully taught by Gregor Lersch himself. It is split into two parts of 10 days:
First Module will start on Monday, November 11 until Friday, November 22, 2024.
1 zoom meeting on Thursday, January 23 and 1 zoom meeting in February (t.b.d.), 2025.
The second Module starts on Monday, March, 2025, with homework assignments in between.
On Saturday, March 22 there is a prep day for the exam. Participants work on their exam designs at the school from 10.00 – 16.00.
On Saturday, March 29. Between 11.00 and 15.00 the exam work on is on display and IMF graduates give demonstrations.
The course builds up towards the exam at the end of the course, which is judged by Gregor and two other highly qualified Master Florists.
This means that the qualifications of this diploma are held to high standards and your craftmanship will be IMF certified by Gregor Lersch himself.
Registration is only possible for the complete course, meaning module 1 & 2. It is not possible to register for the modules separately.
Please take into consideration that when you register for the course, you are registering for both modules!
The International Master Florist Education is truly a unique opportunity for anyone who would like to gain more skills, deepen their knowledge and get a greater understanding of design.

Some of the subjects taught during the International Master Florist Education

– 100% organic;
– Attentive methods of design – Theories and studies of Asymmetry;
– Development of Event Concepts – Relationship of Design and Location;
– Sketching;
– Vegetative & Garden Style a la Gregor Lersch;
– Handtied Bouquets: Different binding methods – With frame – Different orientations;
– Wreaths, Rings and Guirlandes;
– Studies of composition – Form Linear;
– Window Displays;
– Wall decorations;
– Plant Design;
– Textures;
– Techniques;
– Tables – Planning, Scheduling & Realisation;
– Working with technical equipment for large room design: Welding & Wood work;
– Bridal designs & techniques;
– Studying a world of wellsprings of inspiration;
– Large room designs on the last day of the IMF at a special location;


In order to be able to join this course and benefit it as much as possible, at the very least a fundamental educational course has to have been followed.
Like the Professional Dutch Floral Design Course. Furthermore, a Level 2 in Dutch Floral Design (ADFD course) or a similar level from another school is also necessary.
Everybody who likes to attend the IMF will be asked to send a portfolio showing a wide variety of their work and c.v. before registration.


It is expected of the students that they will do the necessary homework and research in between Module 1 and Module 2. For example, sketching and making flower work, learning +/- 200 botanical names. This homework is also part of the exam.

Master Florist Gregor Lersch

Exam and International Master Florist Diploma

During the IMF education there are two exams. One of which is a theory exam and the other is a practical exam.
At the practical exam students have to make 3 designs.

Homework made between Module 1 and Module 2 also count for the exam.
The diploma will only be awarded when both exams are passed.
The works will be judged by Gregor Lersch and 2 well-know international designers on the following criteria:
Design, Idea, Technique, Color Use, Choice/use of Materials, botanical& non botanical , the 2 Assignment books and Nomenclature.

After successfully completing the exam, candidates will be awarded the prestigious IMF diploma, accompanied by an official marks list, and an exclusive golden Boerma Flower pin as a symbol of their achievement at the festive diploma evening ceremony (dress code: ‘tenue de ville’ / semi-formal)

Course dates of the International Master Florist Education 2024-2025

Lessons are from 09.00 until 17.00 and one evening lesson per module.
In the morning there are theory lessons and a demonstration of several designs by Gregor.
In the afternoon students work by themselves. The working time and time to clean up is until 16.30.
After 16.30 there is time for talking about the students designs, including a drink and some snacks.
Please note that 17.00 is an estimate. We have experienced that most of the days it can be much later than that!
Module 1: Monday, November 11 – Friday November 22, 2024;
One zoom meeting in January and one Zoom meeting in February, 2025;
Module 2: Monday, March, 17 – Friday, March 28, 2025.
Master Florist Gregor Lersch Modern Flower Arrangement

Modern Flower Arrangement by Gregor Lersch

Course fee

The complete course is only € 7.500,-
There are two payment options.
Option 1 is to pay the complete course fee in advance.
Option 2 is to pay half as a down-payment and the other half 2 months before the start of the course.

All Inclusive

We believe that in order to have the best experience possible, all should be taken care of. This means that the course fee includes the following:
– All necessary botanical and side materials during classes;
– A set of tools (Oasis penknife, Pruning Shears, Wire Cutters) but do bring your own when you want to do so.
– Dutch Style Lunch buffet, dinner during the day that we have the evening lesson.
– Exam + Certificate or Diploma.
Since this International Master Florist education has very long lesson days and a lot of different materials are used; arrangements will be taken apart and re-used.

Not including

– Tools that you work with at home and that you like bring to the class;
– Materials to practice at home;
– Materials that you like to use for the exam outside of the budget.
Master Florist Gregor Lersch Table Floral Design
 Decorative Table Arrangement by Gregor Lersch

Limited spots

We know that courses by Gregor Lersch are really popular. However, we would like to make this a more personal experience.
This is also to ensure that each individual student will have the attention they deserve and need to grow creatively.


To see more of Gregor Lersch’s work, please visit his Instagram here  and you can find some livestreams given by Gregor on our YouTube channel.
Open House with the current IMF exam work on display at the Boerma Instituut on Saturday, March 23, 2024.
Some of the IMF designs will be on display at the Flower Art Museum in Aalsmeer from Friday, March 22 until Sunday, March 24, 2024 between 13.00 and 17.00.The Open House for IMF 2025 will be held on Saturday March 29th.

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