Saturday, November 28th Holiday Floral Design Class

Holiday class in San Francisco will be Saturday, November 28th, 1:00 to 4:30 pm or 6:00 to 9:30 pm Pine, cedars and balsams with lots of berry. Three designs and all materials included. Bring a camera to take pictures and a basket to carry all your designs home. We will also be offering classes in: Miami: Saturday, November 21st,Read More

Macy’s Flower Show Coming Soon!

Don’t miss Mr. Michael Gaffney at the Macy’s Flower Show in Herald Square March 27th, 2015! This year the Macy’s Flower Show is being held in NYC March 22nd-April 4th and Michael will be there doing flower design demonstrations, hosting a free book give away and plenty of flowers, flowers, flowers for all to see!Read More

The Valentine’s Day Scoop

The Valentine’s Day Scoop Well Ladies and Gentlemen, that special day is upon us….the day of L-O-V-E! Many people can be stumped on why the cost of flowers sky rocket during this most lovely of holidays…so I will be taking some time in this article to educate on why that is, as well as givingRead More

Winter, The Perfect Time To Learn Flower Design

Are you like many of us after the New Year, who set a ‘New Year’s Resolution?’ If you are, why not set your sights on learning the Art of Flower Design? Often times the end of the holiday season can be a bit depressing, so I suggest brightening up your day with flowers! Not onlyRead More

Winter Semesters Starting soon!

At the San Francisco 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. A gorgeous mix of fresh flower and green materials are provided to the students duringRead More

Tips & Tricks, Holiday Designing on a Dime

During the holidays is when I like to ‘wow’ my guests with beautiful centerpieces during parties and for hostess gifts as well. This can be a bit tricky, especially when working on a budget. The following are my tips and tricks for what I call ‘designing on a dime’: 1. During this time of yearRead More

2014 Art Basel Miami Beach

Michael Gaffney was in attendance at this years Art Basel Miami and it received rave reviews as being one of the strongest editions ever! Art Basel’s 13th edition in Miami Beach closed Sunday, December 7, 2014, amidst strong praise from gallerists, private collectors, museum groups and the media. Highlights of the show included the introductionRead More

Holiday Design Workshop is almost here!!!

Hey all!! Ever bought those great magazines at the register in your local grocery store and flipped through all of the pages full of beautiful holiday decor & flower arrangements? Have you ever thought to your self, ‘Man, those are beautiful, I wish I knew how to make my arrangements look that good..’ Now youRead More

Don’t Forget the Ultimate Women’s EXPO & The Flower Design Stage

Greetings San Franciscans!! Don’t forget that this weekend is the Ultimate Women’s EXPO!!  Our SF Instructor will be doing design demonstrations all day Saturday & Sunday on the Flower Design Stage.  This event is an exciting adventure sure to please even the most picky of guests :0)  Make sure you visit Jennifer and put yourRead More

Flower Design Tip: How to make your Hydrangea last

Hydrangea is one of the hottest flowers used in event work and this trend has been going strong for quite some time now. There are some who may shy away from using this beautiful flower in their arrangements because of the fact that they tend to wilt fairly easily. ….NEVER FEAR, we are going toRead More

Fall Semester Starts Next Week!!

Time is running out to reserve your spot in the fall class at the SF School of Flower Design. There are still seats available in both the day and evening classes. Fall is the perfect time of year to take flower design. Learn how to create fabulous designs just in time for the holiday season.Read More

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:Read More

San Francisco School of Flower Design in the heart of the San Francisco flower market

At the San Francisco 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. The San Francisco school has been instructing students in the art of floral design forRead More

Masters Class Has Finished!

The Masters classes in SF has come 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 thingsRead More

San Francisco Women’s EXPO

This fall, the Ultimate Women’s EXPO will be hosting its annual event and have invited the San Francisco School of Flower Design to represent and present many demonstrations in the art of floral design. Jennifer Harter, our SF Instructor, will be there all weekend sharing her knowledge and talent on behalf of the school. MarkRead More

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. ~BACTERIA, BACTERIA, BACTERIA!! Before you mess around with those messyRead More

Online Videos

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 in Motion at the SF School of Flower Design

Our San Francisco students are now into their second week of masters classes and have been learning high-end event designing and much more. At the American Schools of Flower Design, it is our mission to give our students as much design experiences as possible to guide them into a successful career! Keep up the goodRead More

Floral Design Schools Featured on TV

Our School has been featured on TV’s Today Show and Hallmark Channel. Beginners welcome. We offer introduction to flower design all the way through Master …