TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST STUDENTS
Here is some honest feedback from a few recent program graduates.
As a microbiologist, my professional career is far from anything artistic but Mary gives you the confidence to do it on your own. I did the flowers for my own wedding over 7 months after taking Mary's course and she was very responsive in helping me figure out what I should order and how many based on a sample picture I showed her and the # of tables + bridesmaids I had. Absolutely no regrets and I'm just grateful I did the TFS. The course is very hands on. Almost every minute, we had our hands on flowers and practiced everything from prepping, arranging and tying off arrangements. Theory, tips and tricks were discussed as we were working on flowers so Mary wasted no time in sharing her knowledge. I wasn't stressed doing my wedding flowers as a first project because everything I needed to do was practised in class. She stands by her words when she says she's available after the course for any advice we need. You're paying for the course and the beautiful flower arrangements you get to take home but you're also getting a personal consultant to help you with your own projects...long after the course is over. Thanks a million, Mary. I couldn't have done it without you.
I went into this course not knowing anything about the floral industry and came out knowing the different names of flowers, the do's and don't of floral design and much more. Mary is a wonderful teacher and makes each class fun and exciting. She goes above and beyond just teaching you on how to make bouquets, and arrangements to teaching you on how much flowers to order for a project, how much to charge, what are the best flowers for certain projects etc. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning floral arrangements/design.
I reached out to Mary at Toronto Flower School to pick up some new techniques
and get a better handle on garden style arrangemen ts for my own small shop. What I got was a life change r - a day of hands on building, new 'tricks' and advice to make my workday more efficient, a rundown of my website and social media, discussion and Q&A for any business and floristry question I could think of, and anecdotes and examples you can only get from years of study and work. I highly recommend Mary and Toronto Flower School not just for new designers (although I wish I had met her years ago!) but also for people who have been working with flowers for a while and need some mentorship and a friendly kick to take their work to the next level.
It has always been my dream to become a florist! Taking Mary's course at Toronto flower school was an amazing experience. Mary has such a passion for the industry and such a wonderful outlook on life! She is an amazing teacher! Not only did I learn flowers names, but learned skills during those three weeks that Mary has spent years learning! She does not stop at any length, ensuring that her students leave the course with an umpteen amount of information. As for after the course, it did not end there with my certificate,I have never met anyone who has shown such care and continues to provide support and shares her knowledge after her students complete the course. I would recommend Toronto Flower school to anyone looking to become a florist. Mary is truly a wonderful, patient and kind teacher and soul! She is truly a GEM! Mary's passion for the industry is truly evident from the moment you walk into the floral school studio. Thank you Mary for all your knowledge and support... I am sad that my classes have ended; however, I will definitely come back for more lessons!
I went into this class not knowing what to expect and I left with floral industry know-how AND a full time design job in Toronto. Mary not only teaches you all of her tricks of the trade but she genuinely cares that her students succeed. She recommende
d me for a job after only 2 classes, I went in and was able to wow them so much with what I had been taught that I was offered the job on the spot. This class quite literally changed my entire life and I couldn't be more grateful for it!
I had a great experience with TFS. Mary is such an amazing teacher and person. I learned a lot from her. She definitely cares about her students success!! This program by far is the best. I’ve never met anyone as genuine as Mary. Today was our last day and I can say that I can go in the industry of floral design confidently taking what I learned from TFC and knowing that Mary will always be available to guide me.
I can surely say this was the best experience ever! Mary made me feel super comfortable and taught me techniques I didn’t know existed in the world of flowers. She has a creative/ artistic touch to all her pieces and shows her students the “how to” in no time. She has made me feel super confident going into this industry and I couldn’t ask for more. Thanks Mary! #thetorontoflowerschool
Mary is an exceptional teacher that not only makes the class fun but allows you to be comfortable enough to ask as many questions as you want! She is a warm person that encourages your inner talents to shine.
I graduated from Toronto Flower School and opened up my own flower shop with the confidence I gained trough my courses at TFS. Mary is the best teacher with many years of experience and she is always there for her students. She always responses to her emails and help you with every project you have. I love her and highly recommend TFS to everyone
Mary is an absolute gem. She's there for you and a great teacher. I recommend this course to anyone looking to learn floral design 🙂
I had a great time at Toronto Flower school! Mary shares her extensive knowledge with students from teaching students urban trendy design techniques, to exposing students to a wide and beautiful flower selection. She is simply amazing! If you want to learn how to be an amazing floral designer learning from Mary is a must!
Such a great experience! You get to learn hands on using beautiful flowers and products. Also Mary really cares about her students and is always available to answer any questions you may have during and after you finish the course. She really wants you to succeed! I would absolutely recommend The Toronto Flower School 🙂
I had the best time with Mary at Toronto Flower School. She made my classes really fun and gave me a lot of encouragement. Not only was it fun she taught me a lot of techniques that are very useful. Mary is the perfect mentor who is always there for you when you need help. I will definitely recommend Toronto Flower school to any aspiring florists!
It’s hard to describe the incredible experience I had at the Toronto Flower School in just a few words. Practical, confidence-building, fun, hands-on, challenging, inspiring…and on and on. On top of the beautiful flowers you walk away with from each class, Mary’s guidance and expert knowledge totally rock. Both during the course and after, her industry insights are fantastic — and she shares them without hesitation. Thanks to my time at the Toronto Flower School, I’ve created arrangements ranging from small posies for friends to massive funeral arrangements for a close family member. I wouldn’t have had the confidence to do it before TFS.
I had a friend recommend this course if I wanted to learn a good floral foundation in only 3 weeks! And I learned that and much more! Mary is an amazing florist and has an abundance of knowledge to pass on, from trends and style and tricks and tips, to Practical pricing and business smarts. Besides the classes being very fun and full of energy, one of the most valuable things is always having access to Mary when you need her. She is already giving me advice and consulting with me on my first wedding (how many flowers to order, what's in season, price tangle, style, etc) and she's been a life saver! Definitely not gonna find any other course like it!
Mary is a true inspiration. I am so pleased with my choice to attend Toronto flower school. Hands on opportunities are clearly the best and was nothing but that.
I think back to my time at the Toronto Flower School often! Mary is a wonderful designer who is passionate
about passing on her knowledge and experience to others. One of the best parts of being a Toronto Flower School grad is the continued mentorship program Mary provides. She is always quick to respond to an email about a question and is very supportive to her students. She has given me the confidence to design the flowers for my wedding coming up in July! I can't wait to use all that I learned at the Toronto Flower School! Thanks again Mary!
About to start private lesson #3 and so far thoroughly enjoying being Mary's student. Laughter and learning - what could be better?! Mary is a great, and patient teacher and I'm learning a great deal. Highly recommend.
The mentorship program has helped me so much with my business. They are always there and prepared to help me with anything I need. They have set me up with a wholesale account for Toronto Flower School students so finally I can buy wholesale! ....Thanks Mary!
I'm missing my time with you so much. I'm waiting for the advanced classes to kick in soon. I really loved learning with you..thank you again!
I just finished this course and WOW! Mary was such an amazing teacher. I learned so much and am looking forward to applying my new skills in the industry. I would recommend this course at the Toronto Flower School to anyone interested in floral design.
I always have so much fun in Mary's classes! She's a great instructor.
I enjoyed being Mary's student! She is a fantastic teacher who has impeccable taste. And she's a wonderful person. I looked forward to every class I had at Toronto Flower School! Thank you SO MUCH! You're the BEST!
Wonderful people teaching at this school. I can't say enough!
I would recommend Toronto Flower School to any aspiring florist. Learn from the BEST!
THERE IS NO WAY I COULD HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ALL THIS IN ANY OTHER COURSE AVAILABLE TO ME...I REALLY GOT MY MONEYS WORTH HERE! THANK YOU MARY
Mary, like a true teacher at heart you lift your students up and show them they can do it too!!! Your school did exactly that for me; not only did I learn how to do current designs, but more importantly, you showed me how to start with that as my base and to let my own style shine through. Unique to your school and way of teaching, you inspire! Thank you!!! you rock!
Today was my last day at the Toronto Flower school and it was bitterswee
t. As I look forward to embracing everything I learned the last few weeks and starting my own floral journey, I am going to miss the wonderful ladies I had the pleasure meeting and working with. I had an amazing time and learned so much from Mary. She really is so wonderful. This has been an experience of a lifetime. Thank you so much Mary and The Toronto Flower school.
It was a sad day when my time at Toronto Flower School ended. I learned a great deal from Mary about current trends, current and previous mechanical techniques and styles. I appreciated that all my emailed questions relating to business and technique were answered promptly and always included either a contact or a link. This is a hands on course that throws you right in and allows you to blossom with guidance. I look forward to future classes and workshops that the Toronto Flower School will be offering. Thank you Mary!
Mary is a true gem, from whom I could not have been more privileged to learn. From the very first hour, it is immediately apparent that she sincerely cares about her students and their successes. She is immensely generous with her knowledge about the flower industry and the techniques you need to know to thrive within it, with her time and attention, kindness, and patience. There is a finesse to her that enables her to provide honest but gentle feedback about your work which only serves to make you better. She is very perceptive of each student's individual talents and unique styles and draws the very best out from them. I absolutely loved my time at the school, I wish it didn't end -- but as I've told Mary, I'll definitely be back for more!