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The New York School of Flower Design, a great place to master your skills and a great place to enjoy all of New York.

At the New York School of Flower Design, founded by celebrity florist, Michael Gaffney, their students learn a large variety of different floral designs. Everything from traditional to contemporary design work is covered during their exciting 4- or 8-week semester. New York School of Flower Design offers students top design instruction along with the best floral classes  in the country.   A gorgeous mix of fresh flower and green materials are provided to the students during each day’s class (all materials, containers, tools & flowers are included with the tuition cost), as well as live demonstrations, flower market field trips, instructor assistance and best of all, hands on designing by the students themselves.   Michael Gaffney who has been featured on the Hallmark Channel, Today Show and Huffington Post states, In my book Design Star, there are 100 tips to flower design, but in class there are 1000. Being in class and having that one-on-one access to an instructor is important to learning good design habits and techniques.

The New York School of Flower Design is located in the Chelsea area of New York, with a view of  the Empire State Building  from the block.  Located in the heart of the New York Flower Market, the school is a great place to master your skills in floral design and a great place to enjoy all of New York. Our students enjoy all the  excitement  of  the Big Apple all while attending the best school in floral design.  Pictures of students floral designs can be seen on our website, 

Classes in New York are offered in the afternoon and evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays of each week during the semester. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. If you would like more information about classes and how to register, please call 1-877-32-BLOOM today!

Annual Holiday Design Workshop 2014

Don’t miss this years Annual Holiday design Workshop!!

During this exciting event we will be learning 3 popular holiday designs using a variety of fresh evergreens, beautiful flowers, berries, novelty items, coach lanterns and more! All tools, flowers and materials are included and pre-registration is required. So don’t hesitate to reserve your seat today!

Date: Saturday, Nov. 15th, 2014

Time: 1pm-4pm

Place: 131 W. 28th St., New York, NY 10001

Cost: $200.00 per person

Reservations: Call 1-877-322-5666 OR Email:

Masters Classes Coming to an End

The Masters classes in NY are coming to a close and the students have done fantastic! We have been following our students progress through out the Design Star & Masters portion of the semester and they have come a long way from where they were approx. 8 weeks ago. One of our Instructors favorite things about teaching, is getting to see these individuals meet and exceed their own expectations. I would like to take this time to say, Congratulations on all of the hard work and dedication all!! Now go out into the world and spread your flower wings!!

Fall Semester Starting Soon!

The fall semester at the New York School of Flower Design will be starting soon!!! If you have been ‘kicking around’ the idea of signing up for some flower design classes…the time is NOW!!! Fall is a beautiful time of year to show off your design talent that you will obtain from attending our classes. The fall semester in New York starts on 9/22/14 and we expect a fantastic turnout. Space is limited, so don’t wait to reserve your seat today! For your convenience, registration is now available online, under the registration/tuition tab on our website.

Flower Design Tip of the Day

Ever wonder if the flower food packets you get with your flowers at the supermarket really work?

The flower food packets are used to ‘extend the life’ of your flower arrangement…Well, first we should think about what is killing the flowers in the first place.


Before you mess around with those messy packets of flower ‘food’, I would encourage you to keep the water clean and change it every 2 days or so….this will extend the life of your flowers with out messing around with the packets. Flowers are like our bodies and do the best when hydrated with clean fresh water….when changing your water on a regular basis, you are cutting down on the environment that bacteria grows best in.

At the American Schools of Flower Design, we instruct our students to add 1-2 DROPS of household bleach into the water of their arrangements to take care of any pesky bacteria that insists on polluting your water.

So as a recap of the design tip of the day….

1. Change your flower’s water regularly
2. Add 1-2 Drops of household bleach
3. ENJOY!!

Online Classes

Just a friendly reminder that if our in class schedules do not work with your personal schedule…we offer several online videos for your viewing pleasure at your own convenience. Check them out!!

Masters Classes Starting Today!

The New York summer Masters class  has started and the students have showed up to ‘turn up the heat’ with their design experience! The students in the masters class will be looking forward to learning high end event designing, large funeral pieces, cascading bridal bouquets and much more!! We can’t wait to see all of the beautiful work that is sure to explode from our New York students!