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Welcome to Floriology West Institute

Floriology Institute LogoThanks to a new partnership between Floriology, award-winning Dutch Designer Rene van Rems and Rene Floral Training Center, Floriology now has a training studio on the West Coast! Nestled in the heart of Carlsbad's flower growing region, near the picturesque Ranunculus Flower Fields and minutes from the Pacific Ocean, Carlsbad Airport and the Carlsbad International Floral Trade Center, Floriology West is now poised to deliver a transformative comprehensive learning experience like no other.

Unlock the Secrets of Floral Design and the Business of Creativity

Take your design skills and business acumen to the next level. Our two, three and five-day programs deliver:

  • Insights on the latest floral trends
  • Business-based design tips for sustainable, profitable operations
  • Advanced floral design techniques

Floral Training Center

Rene Floral Training Center is a 3000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility based in Carlsbad, Calif. Led by Rene Van Rems, an award-winning designer and acclaimed teacher to thousands of industry professionals,(FTC) blends the principles of floral design, business basics and cutting-edge trends from the fashion world to create the next generation of profitable floral professionals.

About Floriology Institute

Located in Jacksonville, FL at the Napco facility. Classes are once a month, on a non-holiday month. Our courses are both lecture and hands on and we supply all the flowers, hard goods and supplies. We now offer 2, 3 and 5-day design courses.

2015 floral design workshops at René Floral Training Center. Carlsbad, CA

May 2 & 3 (Saturday-Sunday)
Two-day hands-on workshop on "European Wildflower Weddings" & Home dècor.

Every bridal magazine home dècor and interior design magazine shows this hyper current style. Wildflower, country, lodge, whatever you name it...it is hot. Use large garden flowers, any "weedy" flowers, unusual herbs and funky foliage to create the look every brides loves. Hand-tied bouquets, holder bouquets and "coupe" arrangements are all part of this high-speed workshop. Learn how to make your flowers last for 7 days or more!

May 10-12
Five-day flower styling exploration...

Table top creations, table garlands, table runners, cascading bouquets, wreaths, ceremony isle decor and candelabra dècor. This class also includes tips on consultation and proposal writing. We will work with Flowers from Colombia, Ecuador, Holland and California. Expect tropical flowers and foliage, garden roses and all other English garden flowers throughout the week.

July 8-10
A two-day workshop on super modern "high-style" design.

Learn to work with a multitude of line and form flowers. Foliage manipulation and high-end flowers are part of this exotic flower design workshop. Container selection and upgraded containers are all part of this advanced class. Learn parallel design techniques, vegetative and hotel lobby style design (corporate accounts.)

September 14-16
Three-day hands-on workshop on designing with summer flowers.

Every summer garden flower you have ever seen or not seen; Phlox, flowering herbs, Dill, Allium, Dahlia, passion fruit vines, grape vine and grasses. We will create umbrella table centerpieces, buffet displays and French country entryway displays. A portion of this class deals with how to buy and handle this very sensitive short lasting group of flowers.

About Carlsbad

Carlsbad is an affluent seaside city that stretches 7 miles along the Pacific in North San Diego County. The area is home to LEGOLAND California Resort, a host of hotels and restaurants, flower fields galore and the most incredible sunsets. Come for the training and stay over for a vacation! Below are links to nearby hotels that are convenient to our training center:

 
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