About Bloom Online

OUR PURPOSE AND VISION

‘Flowers are my medicine, they feed the soul’    – Yvette Timmins                                                                                                     

The beauty of flowers is for all to enjoy, admire and feel. The energy of flowers can heal the mind, body and soul. Arranging flowers can be learnt with step-by-step instructions, but the therapy of working with flowers comes from using them intuitively. Let your student self learn the basics and principles of how to make arrangements, then allow your intuition and creativity to guide you as you use your new knowledge and skills.

Floristry can be used for commercial purposes and as a therapeutic craft. At Bloom College we create courses and workshops for beginners, the hobbyist & professionals so all can enjoy using flowers for their own purpose. Our classes are a place where participants have fun, meet new friends and find the inner creativity which we all have. Sometimes our busy lives do not allow us the time or resources for the inspiration to tap into it. We want you to simply enjoy, learn and share the love of flowers.

I envisage a world where people include flowers as an essential element to their self fulfilment. The positive energy of flowers is food for our souls.  My mission is to share the positive benefits of flowers along with the gifts that come from arranging them to all who are ready to receive. – Yvette Timmins, Bloom College Founder & Director.

SUSTAINABILITY

Contributions

Bloom College are proud to support The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Beyond Blue and The Hunger Project. Check out our Facebook for ways you can join us in contributing to these foundations.

Eco-friendly practices

You will notice almost all the containers used at Bloom College are recycled, reused containers. We feel very strongly about not using new product if it isn’t necessary.

We do our best to source local botanical material that has been treated with love and respect by the people who have grown and cared for it. We are also very passionate about respecting the people who grow and make our products.

We will not source product with the knowledge it has come from farms or manufacturers where people work in unfair, unsustainable or unsafe conditions.

STAFF & AWARDS

Teachers at bloom college

  • Yvette Timmins
  • Alyssa Goodall
  • Natalie Raffaele
  • Alice Shepherd
  • Nicole Addison
  • Georgie Stanton
  • Dayne Robinson

The Bloom College team are highly qualified teachers and experienced in the floristry industry with combinations of Certificate III and Certificate IV Floristry and qualifications in Visual Merchandising and Business Management. Each teacher has decades of experience within the flower industry spanning all major disciplines and styles within it. Bloom College staff are also experienced in small business management and development, selling and marketing techniques, and developing and applying techniques to remain at the forefront of industry knowledge and trends. Their passion for flowers is evident in the designs they create. You will be inspired, engaged and guided by them.

Selected awards:

  • Victorian Jnr Florist of the Year consecutive
  • Australian Jnr Florist of the Year consecutive
  • Silver and Bronze Medals at The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
  • Bronze medal at ABC Gardening Australia Show
  • Australian Bridal Industry Awards