Throughout history, flowers have been used to convey emotion, decorate gardens and homes, and provide a beautiful backdrop for nuptials. But flowers don't grow out of the ground in beautiful arrangements---floral designers use their skills to arrange them. Floral design is an art form you can learn in a classroom. If you are looking to take floral design classes in Georgia, you have several schools from which to choose.

Hall's Atlanta

Hall's Atlanta Floral Design School offers one-day, one-week and three-week classes in specific areas including centerpieces, bouquets, greenery, arboreum (live plants), and ikebana (Japanese floral design). A $150 non-refundable retainer fee is due at the time of registration. Students must attend at least 30 hours of class to receive a certificate.

Hall's Atlanta Floral Design School 630 Angier Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30312 404-688-9397

Moultrie Technical College

Moultrie Technical College offers a floral design assistant technical certificate. Students will learn such skills as plant identification, greenhouse operations and basic floral design.

Moultrie Technical College 800 Veterans Parkway North Moultrie, GA 31788 229-891-7000

The Garden Club of Georgia

The Garden Club of Georgia offers adult classes in several areas of study, including horticulture, design, gardening and flower show procedure. The courses are accredited by National Garden Clubs, Inc.

The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. 2450 Milledge Avenue Athens, Georgia 30602 706-227-5369

Gwinnett Technical College

Gwinnett Technical College offers a floral design certificate. Students will learn design skills and proper use of floral equipment and supplies.

Gwinnett Technical College 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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