Floral Design

Floral Design

ClassroomFloral Design Certificate of Completion

Your creativity and technique will blossom with these floral design courses, whether you're looking to join the industry or create your own arrangements for a special event. Learn the skills to design and care for fresh flower arrangements. Individual seasonal floral courses are open to everyone.  All fresh flowers are included in course fees.

More Spring Courses: We offer a variety of yard and gardening courses during the spring semester.  Visit the Yard & Garden website the second week in March for a complete list of courses and workshops.

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  • Indulge your love of plants and flowers
  • Develop your creativity and eye for design
  • Prepare to enter the floral design industry
  • Learn floral design skills for weddings and other events
  • Complete the 3 required courses (54 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years

Block Code Registration

Register for the entire program at once and receive a 10% discount!
Please note: Online registration is not available for Block Codes. Please phone Continuing Education Registration at 403.440.3833 to register.

Fast Track Schedule (3 weeks)
Please make sure to register for the correct CRN code when phoning in to register for the Block Code Discount so that you are registered into the correct section; either the September/October section or the November section. Students may not switch between sections.

Block CodeFee: $1,221.30Daytime Fast Track - Sept./Oct. Section
(Block Code for Level 1, 2 & 3 running in September & October)
Sept. 27-29
Oct. 4-6
Oct. 18-20
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Block CodeFee: $1,221.30Daytime Fast Track - Nov. Section
(Block Code for Level 1, 2 & 3 running in November)
Nov. 15-17
Nov. 22-24
Nov. 29-Dec.1
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Required Courses

All courses in the Floral Design Certificate of Completion are offered every semester.

Floral Design, Level 1
Explore the basics of floral design, including the care and handling of fresh flowers. Learn the fundamental concepts of floral design and gain the necessary foundation for employment in the floral industry.
Note: You may take this course even if you don’t plan to finish the certificate of completion.

Subject code: XFLD 10001 18 Hours. Fee: $429  
CRN 902913 classesSept. 27-299 a.m.-4 p.m.Fri.-Sun.
CRN 900336 classesSept. 24-Oct. 106:30-9:30 p.m.Tue. & Thur.
CRN 905553 classesNov. 15-179 a.m.-4 p.m.Fri.-Sun.

Floral Design, Level 2
Advance your floral arranging skills with exciting new design ideas. Gain valuable hands-on experience with current industry concepts.
Recommended: Floral Design, Level 1

Subject code: XFLD 10002 18 Hours. Fee: $459  
CRN 901203 classesOct. 4-69 a.m.-4 p.m.Fri.-Sun.
CRN 900396 classesNov. 5-216:30-9:30 p.m.Tue. & Thur.
CRN 902923 classesNov. 22-249 a.m.-4 p.m.Fri.-Sun.

Floral Design, Level 3
Further develop your creativity and explore the elements of design. Practice the latest trends in floral design technique. Explore a variety of flowers, including tropicals, and use them to create distinctive, stylish arrangements to take home. 
Recommended: Floral Design, Level 2

Subject code: XFLD 10003 18 Hours. Fee: $469 Choose a CRN below that follows your level 2
CRN 90557 3 classes Oct. 18-20 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.-Sun.
CRN 90294 6 classes Nov. 26-Dec. 12 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tue. & Thur.
CRN 90121 3 classes Nov. 29-Dec. 1 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.-Sun.

Not part of the Floral Design Certificate of Completion (see above)

Come on your own or with friends and create a beautiful arrangement for your home or as a gift for someone special. Beginners are welcome in all classes unless a prerequisite is listed.

A Career in the Floral Industry
Considering a career in the floral industry? Find out about working in a floral shop. Explore career opportunities in Calgary.

Subject code: XFLD 100972.5 Hours. Fee: $49+GST 
CRN 905591 classSept. 219-11:30 a.m.Sat.

Preparing Your Garden for Winter
Prepare your trees, shrubs and flowerbeds for the cold winter months to guarantee a better yard and garden next spring. Explore seasonal care and preparation, find out which types of plants best withstand Calgary's climate and when to plant your fall bulbs. Look at pruning, watering, fertilization, mulching and working with nature.

Subject code: XFLD 100484 Hours. Fee: $49+GST Not offered this semester.


Outdoor Fall Container
The beauty of your garden can continue long past the growing season. Create a beautiful outdoor fall container using greenery, branches and berries, and enjoy your creation throughout the fall and winter.

Subject code: XFLD 10095 2.5 Hours. Fee: $99+GST  
CRN 900551 classSept. 2112-2:30 p.m.Sat.

Decorating with Flowers
Floral design can enhance home staging, entertaining or beautifying your daily space in simple, beautiful, economical ways. Create six fresh floral arrangements to take home while learning about flower combinations, colours and containers suitable for decor.

Subject code: XFLD 101239 Hours. Fee: $229+GST 
CRN 905623 classesOct. 7-16
(No class Oct. 14)
6:30-9:30 p.m.Mon. & Wed.

Outdoor Christmas Container
Make a stunning outdoor Christmas container for your garden or front yard using an assortment of greens such as cedar, pine, fir, branches and pine cones as well as seasonal ribbon. Enjoy your outdoor Christmas container creation throughout the holiday season.

Subject code: XFLD 101062.5 Hours. Fee: $129+GST 
CRN 900711 classNov. 256:30-9 p.m.Mon.

All That Glitters
Create a holiday arrangement that sparkles for yourself or as a gift.  Have a fun Saturday morning by signing up with a friend.  All plants and container is included.

Subject code: XFLD 100792.5 Hours. Fee: $65+GST 
CRN 905611 classDec. 79-11:30 a.m.Sat.

Fresh Christmas Wreath
Excite your senses with the smell of fresh Christmas greens as you create your own Christmas wreath for your front door. This fresh Christmas wreath is created using a wire wreath form, amaryllis blooms, berries, twigs and an assortment of pine and cedar boughs.

Subject code: XFLD 100884 Hours. Fee: $129+GST 
CRN 90099
1 classDec. 712-4 p.m.Sat.

Christmas Grinch Table Centre
Create your own Grinch tree using cedar branches, bring your own ornaments to decorate this long lasting Christmas arrangement.

Subject code: XFLD 101292.5 Hours. Fee: $89+GST 
CRN 903231 classDec. 149-11:30 a.m.Sat.

Christmas Table Centre-piece & Decore
Create a festive table for Christmas. Build a fresh floral centre piece with mixed Christmas greens, fresh flowers, ribbon and candles. Create your own festive napkin rings, and design ten place cards for your holiday table. Explore how to create a theme for your festive table. All materials are included in the course. 

Subject code: XFLD 100896 Hours. Fee: $149+GST 
CRN 900481 classDec. 219 a.m.-4 p.m.Sat.

Yvette was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic with background in visual arts and design. She moved to Amsterdam where she discovered her passion for flowers and floral design. Yvette came to Calgary in 1981 and pursued a career in the floral industry in both the retail and wholesale part of the industry. With 34 years of experience in floral design, Yvette enjoys teaching floral design at MRU and passing on her knowledge to her students.


Lea Romanowski AIFD CAFA CAFD CFD ssdata_ce_romanowski
Lea Romanowski, 30+ year in the floral industry, won her first FTD sponsored competition in 1984 at a local convention and was “Hooked!!!” Believing that being competitive helps keep a designer “On their toes creatively” she has won over 20+ awards in the past 15 years. This includes local, provincial, industry magazines, 2009 CAFA Cup and a International GALA Award for best dining table design in 2015.


Lea has made and art and profit out of pushing the boundaries of design. Investing in education she became involved with Flowers Canada in the late 90’s after receiving her Canadian Accredited Floral Designer designation. She was then inducted into the American Institute of Floral Design in 2003, the following year into the Canadian Academy of Floral Art.

Her work has been featured in Canadian Florist, Floriology, Canadian Special Events, Wed LUX, Metro and Avenue magazines. She has served on both Flowers Canada Alberta and CAFA national boards. Lea is the owner of “Designing on the Edge” in Calgary, Alberta, a studio that specializes in innovative Design and Decor for Corporate Events, Themed Parties, Structural Custom Props and Weddings. Always being asked to come up with “A fresh look” is a great challenge for Lea. She has since been nicknamed “McGyver” the problem solver in Calgary’s event world. With over 1000 events and 2000 weddings under her belt including the 1988 Olympics, 2008 Juno’s and recently volunteering on Tournament of Roses parade floats she is excited for the next big design challenge. 

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For information about these courses or the certificate program:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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