EFDA license schools


EFDA is working closely together with 16 license schools. These schools are an important cornerstone of EFDA’s activities. Executing Floral Design lessons and study-tours, organising DFA/ADFA examinations and developing teaching materials are the most important collaborative activities.

Before a new license contract is signed, EFDA researches if the candidate school is meeting the license conditions. These conditions mainly focus on the areas of content, communication, cooperation and confidence. An important quality tool is the yearly evaluation of the license school. Our license schools have several privileges. One of them is the right to organise part of the DFA1 examination under their own responsibility.

Because our license schools are an important cornerstone, EFDA only will grant a license when it is not negatively effecting the position of our partners.

Any Floral Design school interested in the procedure becomming a license school can contact EFDA.

Our license schools in China:

Pui Wa Floral Design School




Pui Wa Floral design School was established in 2000 in Beijing, China. Our aim is to provide the best floral education possible using the most scientific training method, updating the latest trends, sharing product knowledge to equip student therefore producing quality floral designers and florists. We have a pool of talented and committed teachers giving quality education and training to many florists over the years locally and internationally.

We have invited designers from Germany, Holland, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Sweden etc as Guest Lecturers to form part of our enrichment classes. Our courses are designed to put in place a good balance between artistic expression and commercial viability.

Course contents are planned to create interest, cultivate professional knowledge step-by-steps backed with reasonable fees to meet needs of varied expectations. Courses include simple and fun classes for hobbyists and professional classes for flower shop owners and designers alike. Pui Wa floral design school has helped many realized their dreams of owning their very own flower shop!

Pui Wa floral design school brings the best from the world and blend them with the local scenario to achieve the best results. We have through the years connected ourselves with many other floral establishments to constantly exchange ideas and update ourselves.






Today Floral Design School




Today Floral Design School is located in Shenzhen, which is one of the biggest and most developed cities in China, especially known for its high technologies and leading fashion as well as shopping destinations.
Our school was established in 2016, however, the history of Today can be dated back to 2002. At that time, we were known as Today Florist. With our business philosophy – Flowers Integrated Into Life, we began cooperating with Ole and Blt boutiques high-end supermarkets since 2004 and we already have 10 stores in China nowadays. Since 2012, we started our wholesale business with direct importing flowers from the Netherlands, Ecuador, Columbia and South Africa. This piece of history is one of the biggest advantages and driven motivation for us to build Today Floral Design School, because we established a strong relationship with lots of florists, and many of them are desire to have a systematic floral design training and being certified. Therefore, Today Floral Design School was born.
We are a very innovative school with focus on certified and commercial design trainings. Such as DFA1&2, ADFA, DFAI, AIFD, Japanese Floral Arrangement and Traditional Chinese Floral Design, as well start-up or hobby classes. From beginner to master level, Today provides various courses in floral design for everyone.


Besides, Today has been providing courses in Guangzhou as well since 2018. It was in a small studio in the beginning, but in 2019 we moved into a wonderful new location in VIPSHOP TOPCHAIN COMMUNITY, Haizhu District, Guangzhou city. At the same year, due to the increasing number of applicants in Shenzhen, we are grateful that we could obtain a new bigger and more sufficient facility in Shenzhen International Elite Building in Futian District.
We know that we are not perfect yet, but with all those efforts and improvements little by little, we will definitely become a better school where you are very welcome and the place you can enjoy your learning at every moment.
We have very professional and experienced instructors, very enthusiastic students, together with our motivated assistants, Today promise you a good atmosphere to pursue your floral design dream come true. The image and reputation of Today Floral Design School is absolutely well-deserved.


Institut de Artflor





Institut de Artflor became the Licensed school for China Hong Kong in 1999, an award made by the Official Dutch Florist Organisation (VBW) and EFDA. Since then, the school had been providing DFA, ADFA courses and organising DFA/ADFA examinations. In 2008, Institut de Artflor partnered with The City University Hong Kong SCOPE in presenting the first DFA Instructor Training program. To date, the collaboration has successfully trained over 120 DFA instructors. Upon graduation, some of the instructors had travelled to China to establish their own DFA courses, returning over 300 DFA certificate holders all over mainland China.

On September 1st, Artflor’s branch in Guangzhou is granted an additional EFDA /VBW license to organise DFA courses and examinations in Guangzhou. In future, Artflor Guangzhou will be concentrating on the operations of DFA Instructor training program, ADFA and ADFA Instructor program in the greater Guangzhou area, providing students with the opportunity to further their education in the field of floral design while giving support to DFA instructors currently teaching in China, with the goal of passing on the good tradition of Dutch Floristry.


Today Floral Design School




Today Floral Design School Guangzhou was established in 2018, at that time, we provided our trainings at a small studio. But in September 2019, we moved into a new wonderful location at VIPSHOP TOPCHAIN COMMUNITY, Haizhu District, Guangzhou city. And one year later after we signed the license contract for Today’s Shenzhen location, on August 28th, 2020, we are so excited that Today’s Guangzhou location is now being licensed as well. What an unmemorable moment!

We are a very innovative school with focus on certified and commercial design trainings. We provide DFA1&2; ADFA; DFAI; AIFD; Japanese Floral Arrangement; Traditional Chinese Floral Design; start-up and hobby courses. From beginner to master level, Today Guangzhou facility provides various courses in floral design for everyone.

We have very professional and experienced instructors, very enthusiastic students, together with our motivated assistants, Today promise you a good atmosphere to pursue your floral design dream come true.

The image and reputation of Today Floral Design School is absolutely well-deserved.

Shanghai: 105Blooms


Founded in 2016, a leading professional flower school in Shanghai offering professional floral design course over 7 years. Also provide cutting edge floral design for branding company. 105Blooms Flower School integrates art and professionalism, we believe Floral Design courses are not only for building one’s career path; but by taking our courses, anyone that has a passion in life and has a pursuit for fashion or taste can learn about art in a new perspective. This could be a milestone breakthrough regarding the change of attitude for Art Education in China and the promotion of aesthetics and creativity for the general public.

As a professional Institution for teaching Floral Design, we believe offering courses is just a beginning. With what our students leaned here, we hope they can open more doors to nature、art and design. In this case, they’ll be able to know more about plants and gardening, discover the laws of aesthetics in nature, identify what the great works share. At the same time, 105Blooms Flower School offers activities like Campus Day and International study-tours, providing opportunities for students to have more hands-on experiences after the courses and further developments in Floral Design. We encourage our students to keep practicing, explore the fun and charm of Floral Design, and eventually become the new generation of Floral Designers that has an international perspective.

Our license school in Hong Kong:

Institut de Artflor




Institut de Artflor, established in 1999, became the licenced school for China Hong Kong (EFDA) in the same year. In 2002, the school was invited to be the floral design course provider for the City University of Hong Kong, School of Continuing and Professional Education.

In 2006, we saw the need for extending the number of floral design teachers, combining good didactical practice with in-depth trainings in floral design skills for DFA arrangements. With the support of EFDA, we started the DFA Instructor training program in 2007 and the said program was awarded a Level 4 QF rating by the HK government in 2010. Until now, the number of DFA Instructors has reached over 100, these instructors are actively responsible for opening up the China market, covering most major cities within the country. In Hong Kong, the Instructor training program is well recognised by the Hong Kong Employee Retraining Board as one of the prerequisites for floral design instructor recruitment.

In 2017, Institut de Artflor reckoned that DFA instructors should be more involved with the Judging process, which is another step to enhance personal development and professional attributes. Hence, under the auspices of EFDA, we developed a DFA Judging course with emphasis on analytical skills, fairness, transparencies and subjective judgments.  To date, we have 10 DFA Judges who are both committed in teaching and judging DFA examinations.

The motto of our school is to provide the opportunity for new-comers or those who are already working in this industry to further their education through well substantiated learning programs, leading to good overall understanding, better self-confidence and the required technical enhancement in the field of floral designs and applicable instruction demonstrations.  Other than the annual Teachers Day, we also offer periodical workshops and discussion groups to support our instructors who are conscientiously involved in DFA programs.

We hope that our continual endeavour would be able to help maintain the standards of floral design education in Hong Kong and through the efforts of our associates and instructors, bring the same awareness to the Floral industry in China.

Our license schools in Japan:


Spark Flower Academy



30 years after starting Dutch Flower Arrangement in Kyoto, Japan.




Spark Flower Academy will continue to be a bridge between Holland and Japan with floral design.




N-Style Flower License School




Located in Osaka Japan, N-style Flower License School offer a range of floristry courses for beginners, improvers and advanced students. You can study purely for pleasure or for a great career as a florist. We are willing to support your floristry ambitions.



The doors are opened in Japan to develop your skills and knowledge to the world-wide standard level of florist and flower designer with DFA-Diploma.



Our license schools in Korea:


Lee Mi Ran Flower Academy



Since 2005, Lee Miran has signed a license contract with EFDA, and started teaching Dutch Flower Arrangement design. The Lee Miran Florist Academy was founded in 1983. Lee Miran also runs three flower shops (since 1983) and based on her extensive knowledge and professional experience, the school provides professional training and quality lessons to future florists.



The school’s courses include international diploma classes (Advanced) Dutch Flower Arrangement and professional skill courses for flower shop owners and designers.




Woo Song Floral Art Design Academy





Woosong Floral Art School was founded 40 years ago and has established a good reputation to this day. It has led flower design, culture development and market revitalization in Busan. Next to national certificates, we offer internationally recognized florist diplomas as well by official contract.



We offer the students an opportunity to learn high-quality skills and acquire national/ international diplomas. The school is a place where you can advance from an easy-to- start hobby class all the way to becoming a professional florist, taught by the best experienced professional instructors.



Park Suni Florist academy is in Namhe which is the most beautiful island of South Korea. We are an official license school of the Aeres professional education university in the Netherlands.



The school provides professional training and quality lessons to future florists. We teach practical and trendy flower design arrangement that can be sold in flower shops. Also, we are the only license school in Gyongnam which all the courses required to obtain the DFA diploma.




Naim Flower Design School



The Naim floral brand & School is a great way to master the art of floral design. It was founded by Kyung Hee Kim in 1996. At the school, students learn a large variety of floral designs. Everything from traditional to contemporary design work is covered during the school’s exciting courses.



The school provides great training in the art of floral design and their students graduate with a portfolio of their design work. The school is in Daegu, the nation’s fourth largest city.




Nok Won Flower & Garden


http://Instagram: @nokwonflower

Nok Won Flower& Garden is located in Dae Gu. We teach practical design to students based on our 30 years of experience and expertise in teaching flower design at training colleges. We also teach fast-changing flower design trends and educate on how to analyse an arrangement, so that students can use this knowledge to their benefit.



We teach classes aimed at fostering flower designers with practicality, decorativeness, and commercial skills.




La Rose Flower & School



La Rose flower shop was opened in 1986. While I was running the flower shop, I realized the importance of training and educating people who would like to become professional florists. I founded La Rose flower & school and have been teaching students to become professional florists since 2008. We provide trend, creativity, and practical training based on solid design principles.



La Rose Flower & School offers:

  • Dutch Flower Arrangement 1& 2
  • Korean national florist certificate course
  • Texas A&M Benz school of design course
  • AIFD education partner in the United States – CFD certificate course and AIFD membership course




Floriat Flower Design & School



Floriat Flower Design & School is a specialized educational institution that trains florists who create beauty with natural materials. We are a professional florist training organization composed of Interflora world champion winner Alex Choi and professional instructors. Our school provides a variety of curriculums, from professional florist courses to national / international florist competition training and international florist diploma courses.



Floriat Flower Design & School offers:

  • Dutch Flower Arrangement diploma courses 1&2
  • German Florist diploma courses
  • National / International Skill competition courses
  • Korean Craftsman floral design certificate course



Our license school in Taiwan:


China Floral Art Foundation




China Floral Foundation (CFAF) was established on 1990. CFAF is the only licensed school of EFDA in Taiwan, and also a long term in teaching Dutch Flower Arrangement (DFA) and Advanced Dutch Flower Arrangement (ADFA).

CFAF has 3 groups: Taipei Group, Taichung Group and South Group. The headquarter is located in Taipei City. Every year, domestic and foreign famous floral designers are invited to participate in teaching programs, exhibitions, examinations, competitions and demonstrations. We realized a good foundation is the key to successful learning, so is floral design! In order to train florists to be successful in flower arranging in commercial or non-commercial settings, enhance the aesthetics of daily life and cooperate with the government to promote refined agriculture, with humanities, art, technical and social need, and also combine European floral art to develop international professional floral art standards.

CFAF’s publications include several basic Dutch floral art textbooks, “Flora” magazine – issue every two months, and also “Basic Flower Arrangements” textbook, published in collaboration with Mr. Jan van Doesburg. The book focused on practical flower arranging. Those samples were not -the one and only -examples but inside a framework of basic principles. There was space for personal creativity and a wide range of choices.

Many students are educated every year by experienced teachers and pass successfully the official examination controlled by the European Floral Design Academy (EFDA). CFAF is in a process of continuingly upgrading and also, spend efforts to support students studying for DFA and the basics of floral design.

Contact us


Mansholtlaan 18
6708PA, Wageningen
The Netherlands

T: +31 6 23 871 353
E: e.van.heijst@aeres.nl
F: EFDA-European Floral Design Academy