Tag Archives: Floral Design

Aalsmeer Flower Festival 2021

With a heavy heart, we have decided that the Aalsmeer Flower Festival cannot take place this year. The current situation with the corona crisis is so uncertain that the risks are too great for the event to take place. The plans for this year will be postponed to 2021. We will then make it a […]

Aalsmeer Flower Festival 2021

With a heavy heart, we have decided that the Aalsmeer Flower Festival cannot take place this year. The current situation with the corona crisis is so uncertain that the risks are too great for the event to take place. The plans for this year will be postponed to 2021. We will then make it a […]

Aalsmeer Flower Festival 2021

With a heavy heart, we have decided that the Aalsmeer Flower Festival cannot take place this year. The current situation with the corona crisis is so uncertain that the risks are too great for the event to take place. The plans for this year will be postponed to 2021. We will then make it a […]

Aalsmeer Flower Festival 2021

With a heavy heart, we have decided that the Aalsmeer Flower Festival cannot take place this year. The current situation with the corona crisis is so uncertain that the risks are too great for the event to take place. The plans for this year will be postponed to 2021. We will then make it a […]

Aalsmeer Flower Festival 2021

With a heavy heart, we have decided that the Aalsmeer Flower Festival cannot take place this year. The current situation with the corona crisis is so uncertain that the risks are too great for the event to take place. The plans for this year will be postponed to 2021. We will then make it a […]

Theo Boerma Cup 2021

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 was planned be held on June 19th and 20th of 2020 but due to the corona virus we are postponing it to June 2021. 40th Anniversary edition […]

Handtied Bouquets Level 2, two days

The Boerma Instituut Hand Tied Bouquet courses are suitable for everyone who would like to be able to create a variety of different hand bouquets. It’s also a very appropriate refresh course for professionals. Are you ready for the next step in handtied bouquets? During this course you will learn how to make your own […]

Bridal Work Level 2, 5 days

Bridal floral work plays an important role at every wedding. It concerns for instance the bridal bouquet, corsages for bride and bridegroom, the parents and guests, but also the flower arrangement during the ceremony or the flower arrangements on the tables at the party. If all the flower arrangements match prefectly on this special day, […]

Handtied Bouquets Level 2, two days

The Boerma Instituut Hand Tied Bouquet courses are suitable for everyone who would like to be able to create a variety of different hand bouquets. It’s also a very appropriate refresh course for professionals. Are you ready for the next step in handtied bouquets? During this course you will learn how to make your own […]

Handtied Bouquets Level 1, 2 days

The Boerma Instituut Hand Tied Bouquet courses are suitable for everyone who would like to be able to create a variety of different hand bouquets. It’s also a very appropriate refresh course for professionals. The Handtied Bouquet Course Level 1 is ideal for anyone who would like to learn how to make bouquets. During this […]

Handtied Bouquets Level 1, 2 days

The Boerma Instituut Hand Tied Bouquet courses are suitable for everyone who would like to be able to create a variety of different hand bouquets. It’s also a very appropriate refresh course for professionals. The Handtied Bouquet Course Level 1 is ideal for anyone who would like to learn how to make bouquets. During this […]

Advanced Dutch Floral Design Course

After the DFD professional course there is much more to learn about the world of professional floral design. That’s why Boerma Instituut offers the possibility of a course that seamlessly fits on the DFD professional course, the Advanced Dutch Floral Design (ADFD)-professional course.  To participate in this course, you first have to pass the examination […]

Handtied Bouquets Level 1, 2 days

The Boerma Instituut Hand Tied Bouquet courses are suitable for everyone who would like to be able to create a variety of different hand bouquets. It’s also a very appropriate refresh course for professionals. The Handtied Bouquet Course Level 1 is ideal for anyone who would like to learn how to make bouquets. During this […]

Handtied Bouquets Level 2, two days

The Boerma Instituut Hand Tied Bouquet courses are suitable for everyone who would like to be able to create a variety of different hand bouquets. It’s also a very appropriate refresh course for professionals. Are you ready for the next step in handtied bouquets? During this course you will learn how to make your own […]

Handtied Bouquets Level 1, 2 days

The Boerma Instituut Hand Tied Bouquet courses are suitable for everyone who would like to be able to create a variety of different hand bouquets. It’s also a very appropriate refresh course for professionals. The Handtied Bouquet Course Level 1 is ideal for anyone who would like to learn how to make bouquets. During this […]

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 […]

Private Lessons & Organized Groups

Private Lessons We offer a lot of different floral design courses. However, sometimes they might not fit your schedule. Perhaps you’d like to learn something that we do not have a floral design course on the subject. Another posibility is that you’d like to do one of our excisting floristry courses, but in fewer days. […]

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 […]

Handtied Bouquets Level 2, two days

The Boerma Instituut Hand Tied Bouquet courses are suitable for everyone who would like to be able to create a variety of different hand bouquets. It’s also a very appropriate refresh course for professionals. Are you ready for the next step in handtied bouquets? During this course you will learn how to make your own […]

Handtied Bouquets Level 1, 2 days

The Boerma Instituut Hand Tied Bouquet courses are suitable for everyone who would like to be able to create a variety of different hand bouquets. It’s also a very appropriate refresh course for professionals. The Handtied Bouquet Course Level 1 is ideal for anyone who would like to learn how to make bouquets. During this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bridal Work Course Level 1, 5 Days

Bridal floral work plays an important role at every wedding. It concerns for instance the bridal bouquet, corsages for bride and groom, the parents and guests, but also the flower arrangement during the ceremony or the flower arrangements on the tables at the party. If all the flower arrangements match prefectly on this special 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Funeralwork Course Level 1, 2 Days

For many florists Funeral Work is an important and special product. A lot of funeral directors offer it as a service. The techniques that are used for this type of work can also be applied to a wide variety of other arrangements. For instance: (bigger) table arrangements, simple car decorations and wall/room decorations. This practically […]