Floral Art Design

European Floral Design Academy

The core business of EFDA (The European Floral Design Academy) consists of varied professional training courses in floral design on different levels. Often these courses are tailor made and in co-operation translated in high quality courses fit to our client's wishes. EFDA is a solid and reliable organization with an extensive global network. We work closely together with educational institutions. Prominent colleagues are regularly involved in our international projects. For support of all kind EFDA can call upon the services of Aeres University and its expert staff.

EFDA is a body of Aeres University of Applied Sciences Wageningen. This University offers almost 800 Dutch students a wide range of courses to become a teacher, trainer or consultant in the green sector. An important part of EFDA's activities is carried out and monitored in the Dutch city Wageningen. A well-equipped Floral Design classroom with audiovisual facilities and a large exhibition space are available. Read more about the trainers.


Technical training courses and workshops. These activities are the most common. They are well known for their special didactic approach. All our courses can be translated into a tailor made programme fit to your wishes.

  • Demonstrations
  • Diploma DFA and ADFA. EFDA is responsible for conducting examinations of the Diploma line of VBW (the Dutch association for professional floral retail industry). These examinations are Dutch
  • Flower Arrangements (DFA), which covers the basic flower arrangements and Advanced Dutch Flower Arrangements (ADFA). ADFA represents flower arrangements based on personal creativity and choices in relation to special occasions, customers and rooms.
  • Train-the-trainer
  • Curriculum development
  • EFDA supports schools in the organization of their education for the two Dutch Flower Examinations DFA and ADFA. 


In its short period of existence, EFDA has already been highly successful. Over 2000 students outside The Netherlands have gained an official VBW certificate. A great number of groups have been EFDA's guests in the Netherlands or have attended training courses, workshops and demonstrations provided by EFDA in the home country such as China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.


Our clients come from all over the world, from schools, companies, associations or individuals.

Licenced schools

EFDA supports schools in the organization of their education for the two Dutch Floral Design Examinations DFA and ADFA. Take a look at our Official Licensed schools.