Registration for Master in European Floral Design course with renowned master florist Gregor Lersch is now open


AALSMEER, Netherlands: Dutch based floral art school Boerma Institute is delighted to announce that registration for its Master in European Floral Design course with Master Florist Gregor Lersch is now live.

Jacqueline Boerma told FCI that this course is the highest level her institute offers. The growing of confidence, combined with blossoming your own creativity and talent play an important role in the long road to achieving the status of a European Master Florist. The course will touch on every aspect of floristry.

Boerma Institute is proud that one of the most influential floral designers in the world, Master Florist Gregor Lersch from Germany will teach his students non conventional ways of floral design. The 2—day course will be delivered at Boerma Institute’s headquarters in the Netherlands.

Lersch is for many Master Florists an inspiration and teacher. You can recognise his rustic style and modern techniques in today’s floral design work around the world.

Lersch adapts a unique approach to floristry and Gregor Lersch brings a wealth of experience

This course is truly a unique opportunity for anyone who would like to gain more skills, deepen their knowledge and get a greater understanding of floral design.

Subjects taught during the course

– 100% organic

– Large room designs

– Attentive methods of design – Theories and studies of Asymmetry

– Development of Event Concepts – Relationship of Design and Location

– Sketching

– Vegetative & Garden Style a la Gregor Lersch

– Handtied Bouquets: Different binding methods – With frame – Different orientations

– Wreaths, Rings and Guirlandes

– Wall designs

– Studies of composition – Form Linear

– Window Displays

– Plant Design

– Textures & Techniques

– Tables – Planning, Scheduling & Realisation

– Working with technical equipment for large room design: Welding & Wood work

– Bridal designs & techniques

– Studying a world of wellsprings of inspiration

The 20-day international Master in European Floral Design (MDFD) course will be held in 2 modules of 10 days each. Divided over the first part in 2021 and the second part in 2022. In the periode between the modules the teachers will assign homework.

Registration is only possible for the complete course, meaning module 1 & 2. It is not possible to register for the modules separately.


In order to be able to join this course and benefit it as much as possible, at least Level 2 in Dutch Floral Design (ADFD course) or a similar level from another school is necessary.

Students will have to do the necessary homework and research in between Module 1 and Module 2. For example, sketching and making flower work.


MDFD Master in European Floral Design  (9:30 – 16:15)

Module 1: Monday November 15th – Friday November 26th, 2021;

Module 2: Monday, March 15 – Friday March 25, 2022.

Exam and Diploma

During the Internationale MDFD there are two exams: a group exam and an individual exam.

The diploma will only be awarded when both exams are passed.

Judges will use the following criteria:

Design, technique, Creativity, Color and Material choice, assignment book.

Festive diploma ceremony.

Course fee

The complete course is only € 6.500,- (Was € 7.500, see COVID compensation)

There are two payment options.

Option 1 is to pay the complete course fee in advance.

Option 2 is to pay half as a down-payment and the other half 2 months before the start of the course.

Corona / COVID-19 compensation (Discount)

Originally, this course was meant to start in 2020. However, because of the current situation, the course moved to 2021. We would like to offer the students that are currently registered for the course a compensation for the rebooking of their flight tickets. We also understand that it’s difficult to save money in these times, where a lot of florists are missing income that was originally planned. So also for those people, we want to offer a discount, to support the industry. We cannot do much, but we can at least do this. So this is why the course fee is now € 6.500,- as you receive a € 1.000,- discount.

All Inclusive

We believe that in order to have the best experience possible, all should be taken care of.

This means that the course fee includes the following:

– All necessary botanical and side materials during classes.

– A basic set of tools (Knife, Pruning Shears, Wire Cutter)

– Dutch Style Lunch buffet

– Exam + Certificate or Diploma

Book you space now

We know that courses by Gregor Lersch are really popular. However, we would like to make this a more personal experience. This is also to ensure that each individual student will have the attention they deserve and need to grow creatively. The maximum amount of students for this Master Course is about 15 students.


To see more of Gregor Lersch’s work, please visit his Instagram here.

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