Founder, Judith Blacklock, is the author of 16 bestselling books and European Correspondent for the American magazine, Florists' Review. In 2011, she organised Flowers@Chicheley Hall, the largest contemporary cut-flower event in the UK and in 2014, organised Flowers@Oxford to great acclaim. She regularly appears on television and teaches at global floristry events, including the Chelsea Flower Show. Judith has travelled and taught in China, Dubai, Turkey, USA, Canada, Japan and Kuwait.
Judith has provided her expertise for many high-profile venues such as Kensington Palace. Judith has created many bouquets for members of the royal family and taught floral design to celebrities such as, Kirstie Allsopp, Gordon Ramsay, Keeley Hawes, John Sergeant and James May fromTop Gear. Judith recently appeared in the television series, Made in Chelsea. She has also acted as a design consultant to large corporations, such as Investec, Topshop, Tesco, BT, Channel 4 and Marks & Spencer.
About the school
The highly regarded Blacklock Floristry School is accredited by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and our specialised courses are recognised by the British Accreditation Council (BAC). At the school, we teach in a logical and straightforward way, whilst providing a bespoke learning experience for each of our students. We start with the classics and quickly progress to cutting-edge trends in floral design.
Our timetables suit all schedules and learning levels. Online courses are also available. Private tuition and group bookings are available upon request. Classes are limited to 13 students, in order to maximise the learning experience. Once confident with the techniques, we encourage you to develop your own individual style. We believe that everybody can succeed and our students are testimony to this.
The school retains an exceptional team of tutors who have their own particular expertise - both professional florists and experienced qualified instructors. We focus on understanding the aims and objectives of each student and tailor their learning experience around this. Course materials and presentations are also available in Chinese, Korean and Japanese for courses lasting three days or more, in order to help our foreign language students.