Floristry empowering women

Floristry is is an art form in itself. Today we look at a florist shop in Fitzroy, in inner Melbourne, called The Beautiful Bunch which takes on 6 trainees every 6 months to teach them the skills of floristry. They are generally refugees, and the aim is to help them build relationships and connections as they settle into life in Australia...... and hopefully leads to fulfilling work down the track, if that is what the student wishes to do.

This story was told by Millie Ross, one of the presenters on the ABC programme Gardening Australia.

You can read the story, and watch a 6 minute video of it by clicking the bookmark below.

Bunch of Goodness - Gardening Australia
Millie meets some trainee florists who are using their new skills to help them settle into Australian life.

As you will have seen in the video, there is a lot to learn to create that beautiful bunch of flowers, or beautiful displays at weddings or other events.

A lot goes on behind the scenes, starting with a 4am trip to buy flowers on Market Days.......

You may like to revisit a previous post where we examine what is involved in sustainable floristry by clicking the bookmark below:

The art of sustainable floristry
Today we hear from a florist in Melbourne who was recently featured in a segment on the Australian television programme, Gardening Australia. She is passionate about making her floristry business as sustainable as possible. Image: Courtesy of Feldmann flowers, Facebook.


  1. With thanks to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC), the Gardening Australia programme and Millie Ross, presenter.