Tag Archives: Floristry

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.Please wear a mask. If you do not have one, we will have free masks near the entrance. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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: […]

Bridal Bouquet Master Class by Holly Chapple

Holly Chapple is taking the world by storm. Beginning as a self-trained wedding florist, Holly has developed her own wedding floristry company that has now grown into a world-wide phenomenon. Holly has a beautiful eye for floral design that could be described as neo-romantic, open-outline or by some as ‘Boho’. An inspirer of many, Holly […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]