I loved my time with Mary! She’s really open to teaching techniques that you actually want to learn and utilizing products that you tell her you want to work with. She constantly changes the curriculum so it’s different every time and you get to use seasonal local products as well! The best part is the mentorship you receive afterwards. I also went to Canadian Institute of Floral Design and didn’t receive any continued education, it was like you were done the class and forgotten. I’ve also been able to use the studio for my weddings which had been phenomenal. I like her no BS approach, instead of using old school techniques that take FOREVER (Canadian institute of floral Design was a lot of old school wiring and taping) she taught us modern techniques that would save us time and money, using flowers that are on trend, not alstroemerias and Daisies. Also, in response to the previous review, she never promised she would get us a discount, but she does very graciously allow alums to use her account so that you can order flowers (which you can’t do unless you have a business account and pay a yearly fee). All-in-all, Mary has been a fantastic resource and I’m so grateful for the mentorship she has given over the past few years. I’ve been able to efficiently grow my business, and I have offers to freelance with incredible designers in the city. I also know quite a few thriving floral businesses that have all taken her class, that’s how I heard of her! If you’re on the fence, call her and talk to her and ask about upcoming classes and what you want to learn! She will tell you straight up if it’s right for you or not!