Holiday Floral Design Classes

Join us for an afternoon or evening of Holiday Floral Design Classes. Minneapolis: Thursday, December 10th, 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’llRead More

The 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 Valentines 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 Semester Starting Soon!

At the Minneapolis 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 8- or 12-week semester. A gorgeous mix of fresh flower and green materials are provided to the students during eachRead More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

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

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

What to get for the Holidays??

As the holidays approach, some people find it difficult and stressful on deciding what to get for their loved ones. Let the American Schools of Flower Design make it easy for you! Gift Certificates are available for all of our tuition options! You can get a fun 1-Day Sampler class or the full Design StarRead More

Holiday Design Workshop REMINDER!!!!

Greetings!!! A Friendly REMINDER that the holidays are fast approaching and with them comes the need and desire to set our tables with beautiful arrangements, lanterns and candles!  There is no better time than the fall to attend design workshops to learn flower tips, tricks & techniques to set your holiday table apart from theRead More

Flower design Tip: How to use Hydrangea and make it 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

The 2014 Fall Semester Has Begun!

The 2014 Fall semester kicked off today! Did you forget to enroll? No worries, there are still plenty of seats available during this semester’s classes, so the time for enrollment is NOW!!!! All of our students in Minneapolis receive hands on experience in class and take their designs home with them. Don’t you want toRead 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

Masters Classes

During the Masters Courses students can look forward to expanding their resumes to include: gorgeous event pieces, funeral sprays, cascading bouquets and much more as they progress through the 4 week course. At the Minneapolis School of Flower Design, we run a masters class at the end of each ‘Design Star’ semester with the intentionRead More

Fall Semester Starting Soon!

The fall semester at the Minneapolis 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. TheRead More

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. ~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!!

Minneapolis Flower Power

The Minneapolis School of Flower Design has been extremely committed to the finest of quality when it comes to our students accomplishments during their summer semester! They are preparing for their final weeks as their graduation approaches and are looking forward to ‘launching out into the deep’ as they set their careers in motion. WeRead 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 …