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Floristry in action

From a small bouquet to a wedding centerpiece, creating a fragrant and beautiful floral display is a talent combining artistry and technical skills.

Floristry could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Craftsmanship

More about Floristry

A successful florist understands the principles of design, aesthetics, composition, and colour to capture the mood of the customer.

Florists must also be able to source, purchase, and store floral materials, which by their nature are fragile and short-lived. A florist is aware of which flowers are available in which seasons of the year, and which flowers work well in combination with each other.

Florists are often self-employed or work on commissioned projects, from hotel and retail displays to weddings. They offer advice and translate a client’s vision into displays that are beautiful and captivating.

Why choose Floristry?

The best part of being a florist is getting the chance to be creative every day. And having the ability to spread joy with something you've created.
— Louisa Cooper, Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

Recent medallists in Floristry

WorldSkills Kazan 2019

  • Photo of Julia Katharina Leitgeb

    Julia Katharina Leitgeb


  • Photo of Lisa Hilpold

    Lisa Hilpold

    South Tyrol, Italy

  • Photo of Elizaveta Shkimbova

    Elizaveta Shkimbova


  • Photo of Yiwei Lu

    Yiwei Lu


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