I thought the coverage was excellent in such a short space of time, & what we managed to achieve was most pleasing. I now feel confident to do my daughters' wedding bouquet. I will certainly recommend you to others. As I sit back at my desk and computer screen, I feel a little envious of you all, working in such a wonderful environment, taking pleasure in creating a little joy for other people. How lovely, what a fabulous day job! A pleasure to meet you all & thank you for giving me an insight to the beautiful world of flowers
Ann Brock

February 2012
An absolute beginner to the field and just seeking to acquire the basics of flower arrangement for a new hobby, I enrolled on the summer course at the Academy of Flowers initially for one week. However, I immediately saw I had discovered a gem of a course and decided to stay for the second week. Learning far more than just flower arrangement, students are given an insight into all aspects of floral art and design - including basic commercial principles. The course is brilliantly structured and the amount of progress one can make in just ten days is astounding. The teachers are experts who are passionate about their subject and prepared to guide even the most challenged student like myself with patience and understanding. It is also entirely suitable for those with some knowledge and experience or for those who plan a career in floristry. People of all ages (course participants ranged from 20 to 60) will find in Gillian and her team a group of dedicated professionals who create a welcoming atmosphere in lovely surroundings. Truly a unique world class course.
Shelia Wrigglesworth

15th August 2011
Today has been truly fantastic and inspirational. It has certainly given me more confidence and ideas.
Anne Rowlands
28th July 2011 
This was the most wonderful experience of my life. The course taught me to think out of the box and see things from a different perspective. I learnt lots of new techniques which will definitely help me in my work.
Simmi Kehr
15th July 2011
For two days a week since October, we have been smiling at the Academy while we learn and laugh with flowers and eat too much tea and cake. What will we do now? Miss you all, thank you for a wonderful time.
Charlie Gozem
June 2011
I have had the best time ever, never have I learnt, relaxed, had fun and felt a great sense of achievement all at the same time. Thank you. Much love to the team.
7th May 2011
A massive Thank you to Gillian , Madeleine and Robyn, such great teachers and lovely people . I have enjoyed every minute of my time here, a wonderful escape.
9th April 2011
What a wonderful day to celebrate Mother’s day. Thank you for your wonderful patience, I shall treasure the memory.
Paule Pewsey
3rd April 2011
We had the most amazing day for Mothering Sunday. Made us realise to stop and think that flowers are just not beautiful but great for the spirits.
Patel Family
3rd  April 2011
The most wonderful day. I now want to do the flowers for my own wedding. Thank you for making it so relaxed and fun.
Rosie Sneerbrooke
19th March 2011
Thank you for a great learning experience. Had a fantastic time. Will recommend this to all my friends who are interested in flower arranging. Will definitely see you soon.
16th March 2011
Fantastic fun! Thanks so so much. I leave feeling inspired and with a positive bloom in my heart.
Kate Rowland
March 2011
An amazing experience. A wonderful location/ venue. I was so inspired by the ‘taster course’ I have signed up to commence the ‘classic course’ next week.
Sandra Dodds
19th February 2011
My first ever involvement with flowers could not have started so well. The environment was tranquil and everyone was so warm and friendly. The teachers were so supportive and their encouragement has inspired me to keep coming back to learn more. Lashings of tea and cake on offer only helped to further motivate my desire to learn. A truly wonderful experience I would thoroughly recommend to anyone. Thank you very much for having me.
Richard Dhir
30th November 2010