• craftsmanship • learning • resources

  • craftsmanship • learning • resources

  • craftsmanship • learning • resources

craftsmanship • learning • resources

Now accepting enrolments

craftsmanship • learning • resources

Now accepting enrolments

craftsmanship • learning • resources

Now accepting enrolments

About Flower Thinking

Based in Australia, with a global reach, Flower Thinking offers inspiration, learning opportunities, and products to grow the flower industry. Creative Director, Mark Pampling lends his considerable expertise and accumulated international experience to shape our offerings, allowing us to provide a curated range of services and resources focused on reaching for excellence in all areas of floral design.

During physical projects and via its web store, Flower Thinking also offers a curated range of books, high quality tools and design resources.

We place a high priority on design principles and critical thinking.  The pleasure and joy of working with flowers is heightened when balanced with the pursuit of considered design solutions. Put simply, we believe that floral designers achieve their greatest potential when they understand both the 'how' and the 'why' of their design process.

Dive Deep Into Design

With Mark's gentle guidance, deepen your understanding of the elements and principles of design through hands on projects and feedback.

Courses

Browse our Floristry Tools

We only sell tools that we love and use ourselves. well made, long lasting and comfortable to use. Chikamasa, made in Japan.

Tools

Immerse Yourself In Reading

We have a growing range of books by some of the most respected floral design authorities in the world.

Books
  • Explore modern methods through traditional influences

  • Become a more Disciplined Designer

Explore modern methods through traditional influences

Learn More about Design Discipline

Become a more Disciplined Designer

Learn More about Design Discipline

Design Discipline - Testimonials

An engaging and exciting course that leads you carefully yet directly through the elements and principles of floral design. This was done so well through a more focused and modern approach. Facilitator, Teacher, and mentor Mark Pampling guided me through each design with a gentle confidence that only someone who has an incredibly deep knowledge and understanding can do. I honestly cannot recommend this course enough. It has changed the way I think, feel, and now understand the floral design world.

Tammey, Brisbane

The focus and objective of this course is being disciplined through the various stages of designing, with methodical thinking, restricted choice of materials and a check list of criteria for evaluation. Mark guided each participant with thorough and comprehensive notes and explanations of each task. As a master florist himself, his knowledge, skills and techniques are exemplary. I can truly recommend this course or a similar one because I enjoyed the learning, particularly the evaluation/feedback from Mark
and I feel that I have become a better designer.

Lawrence, Sydney

I recently completed the Design Discipline course with Flower Thinking. I found the course to be a wonderful opportunity to challenge and improve my design
skills and develop my floristry techniques. With no chance of travel this year, this online course was also an opportunity for me to complete some professional development. Mark is an ncredible teacher and mentor and I felt my skills improved with each task. Mark shares his extensive design knowledge and is so patient and kind to everybody.

Natalie, Geelong

Floral designer, floral artist, floristry teacher, florist?

Our courses are designed to help you improve your design skills regardless of whether you work the bench for a living, teach floristry, are a passionate floral artist or both.

  • Expand Your Thinking

  • Design Directions is an online learning opportunity for those eager to advance their design skills by applying creativity and floral design knowledge to a carefully chosen path.
  • Take a new Design Direction

  • Advance your design skills by applying creativity and floral design knowledge to a carefully chosen path – a journey exploring specific practical tasks. Focus on 'thinking' about design principles and solutions.

Expand Your Thinking

Design Directions is an online learning opportunity for those eager to advance their design skills by applying creativity and floral design knowledge to a carefully chosen path. Learn More about Design Directions

Take a new Design Direction

Advance your design skills by applying creativity and floral design knowledge to a carefully chosen path – a journey exploring specific practical tasks. Focus on 'thinking' about design principles and solutions. Learn More about Design Directions

About Mark Pampling