Welcome To Flower School. Welcome to Rittners School of Floral Design

At Rittners Floral School we are floral design experts. We specialize in teaching floral designing. Our school enjoys a long and proud multigenerational history. Long enough in existence to really know what we're doing. Yet dynamic and fresh in our approach.

We are a real floral design school, not a flower shop running classes out of a back room or basement, a part time program in a retail or wholesale location or a designer running from one city to another to run temporary "schools." In other words, we are the real thing... An actual school of floral designing where teaching is our primary business.

Folks from all over North America and abroad attend our school, attracted by the excellence of our programs and by the outstanding reputation of our school in the teaching of floral art.

People take our floral design programs for various reasons.

  • To do events/parties and weddings out of your home or by appointment......
  • For rest and relaxation-- to reduce anxiety...
  • To work in or own your own floral business
  • To take your current floral design skills to an even higher level....
  • To add floral decorating services to your existing allied business (e.g. caterer, or interior decorator, etc.)
  • For cultural purposes.
  • For stress reduction.
  • As an artist, to learn an art form utilizing natural media.
  • For the satisfaction and enjoyment of learning a new skill or improving a preexisting one.
  • Flower shops like to encourage employees and potential employees to attend our school for they know that trained and capable designers can be far more productive.
  • To just get out and have some well deserved fun!!!

Regardless of your reason for seeking floral design education, if you are really fascinated with flowers and floral art we are the place to study!!

In the past, to learn professional floral designing skills required long years in trial and error apprenticeship approaches......Today people from all parts of North America, as well as from various sections of the globe come to The Rittners School of Floral Design in Boston, to enjoy our outstanding hands-on workshop Diploma Floral Courses taught by flower arranging experts who are also great teachers.

At Rittners, we not only want to teach you floral design, but we work hard to provide the kind of school where you will have fun and really enjoy yourself! The ultimate compliment that folks say about our school is "Wow. Rittners Flower School is a school that doesn't feel like a school! It's a great experience and a fun place to go!"

Great Classes Coming Up Soon:

Floral Art is a skill that can enhance your life. Learning Floral Art can be a wonderful experience....

Perhaps your goal is to reduce stress and earn some well deserved fun, or to earn bragging rights with your friends and family......Or maybe you would like to unleash your creativity and enjoy the pleasure of making beautiful things using natural media. Perhaps you would like to learn new Money Making Skills....

Regardless of your goals...we have a variety of amazing hands-on workshop courses for you...


Spring Courses in Floral Art-- Day and Evening Programs. Concentrated Five Week Morning Day Course in April. Starts April 3. Spring Four Week Evening Course starts April 24.


Summer Floral Art Courses-- Days. Concentrated Morning Day Course Starts June 5. Late Summer Concentrated Day Course Starts July 24th.


Six Month Day Course -- Our Most comprehensive Floral Art Program. People take this one not only for vocational purposes but also because it is a wonderful and fun course to enjoy! Starts Sept 2017- still space available (phone us at 617-267-3824)


12.5 Week Evening Course--.For those seeking a very detailed part time program in floral art--that gives amazing value. Starts again Oct -- If interested call us at 617-267-3824


Single Session "Fun With Flowers Workshops"----Offered occasionally. Upcoming sessions for our Fun With Flowers are on Feb 25, March 18 and April 22. (Limited enrollment..Reserve now!)


"Bridal Boot Camp for the Do It Yourself Bride"----You don't want a whole series of classes. You want one or two design sessions so that you can learn how to make a bouquet, or a centerpiece, boutonniere and corsage. You want it at a reasonable price. We've got the solution for you. Learn a lot and have a great time! Coming up April 29, June 3, and Sept 23.


"Events For YOUR Group"----A Fun With Flowers Class is a wonderful way to have a memorable time for your group. Whether your goal is team building, stress reduction, or social, the advantage of coming to us for a floral class is that we have the experience and teaching skills to provide an amazing floral art experience that will always be remembered. Call us and make your arrangements with us!



Click here to explore the Rittners Floral School Difference

Feel free to phone us at 617-267-3824 for information or email us at for more information. Much easier to ask questions and get information quickly and easily by phone.

Give Your Loved One a Truely Unique Gift.... The Gift of Creativity.....


A wide range of options are available, from our Distance Education Lessons, To our one session "Fun With Flowers" to contributing to the cost of one of our longer programs like our Amazing Concentrated Day or 4 Week Evening Courses....

Any questions feel free to phone us at 617-267-3824!

This is a wonderful Christmas, Valentine, or Birthday Gift. It is a wonderful romantic or "unexpected" gift.....Your gift is the gift of a wonderful experience, and a great memory. It will be remembered as unique, unusual and a lot of fun!





Floral Design Day is Feb 28th: A Holiday To Celebrate Floral Designing As An Art Form



Exciting Spring and Summer Fun Floral Art Workshop Diploma Course--Run Days Starting:

April 3

June 5

July/Aug (July 24-Aug 11)


Our Spring and Summer Fun Concentrated Courses are incredibly popular programs. Offered three times each year, in April, June and July/Aug.

It is designed for folks who want to learn a lot in a short period of time. It covers the same content as our longer 12.5 Week Evening Course, but is offered over user friendly shorter periods of time during daytime hours.

The Concentrated Course starts simply (NO PRIOR FLORAL BACKGROUND REQUIRED) but also includes intermediate and advanced techniques. It is very practical and no prior background is necessary. It is a diploma program.

The designing is amazing and ranges from the handtied bouquet so popular with today's bride, to designing under water ( no scuba gear necessary ), to designing with exotics and even novelty designing such as the poodle made of flowers!

This course is awesome!! Have fun and learn money making skills! Impress your family and friends. Earn bragging rights as you bring home all of the neat floral designs that you will make!

Click this link to read more about our Concentrated Courses.


Special Four Week Evening Course-Rittners Floral Design 101--

Starts April 24

This course is designed for busy professionals and for those whose obligations during the day require an after-hours kind of program. Specifically, this program is ideal for those seeking a professional level course in floral designing at night of short duration and for folks on a very tight budget. Our Short Evening Program is a great way to enjoy a few hours after work in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere!! This class usually has quite an interesting mixture of folks from many diverse backgrounds. This program provides a terrific way to get out, meet new people, reduce stress and have a great time, while learning practical commercial floral art skills! The primary emphasis in The Evening Course is on the hands-on workshop floral designing. Impress your family and your friends with all the neat floral designs that you will be bringing home and with the skills that you will acquire! This unique course is offered starting on April 24.

Limited Enrollment--First Come, First Served. NO PRIOR FLORAL BACKGROUND REQUIRED.

Please follow the link below for more detailed information:



Six Month Day Course In Floral Design & Floral Business Skills Starting Every September

September 2017

Space still available.


Our Six Month Day Course is our longest running program and one of the finest programs of its kind in North America.

Have some well deserved fun and learn practical money making skills in this hands-on floral art course. No prior background is necessary. Amaze your friends, family and acquaintances with all of the wonderful floral art that you will bring home!

Our Six Month Day Course assumes no prior background. It starts simply but includes intermediate and advanced skills.

Floral Designing daily from mid September till mid March produces very capable floral designers!

"When you learn enough about floral designing, you may think of yourself as floral designer, but it's only when you can successfully market and sell those designs that you can consider yourself a professional.... "The Six Month Day Course meets this very practical need and goes into detail about specialized floral business related subjects.

Earn bragging rights.

Make them all envious!

This amazing program is offered only once each year.


Want to join the fun? Limited Enrollment. First Come, First Served. Still some space availability.

Phone us at 617-267-3824


Great Evening Course in Floral Designing At Rittners Floral School

Evening Course--12.5 Weeks

Offered Oct 2017


One of our best programs.....This amazing course is for local folks who want to learn floral designing after work hours and who want to have a great time! It is designed specifically for folks seeking floral art skills, yet want a fun course scheduled so that it won't interfere with their daily work. It appeals to complex work and lifestyle schedules as well as to the pocketbook. NO PRIOR FLORAL BACKGROUND IS REQUIRED. Starts in January and again in the fall. Tues and Thurs Evenings. Call us at 617-267-3824 for more information.

Click this link to read more about our 12.5 Week Evening Course



Fun With Flowers Workshop-Sats.

Upcoming Dates:

Nov 19-- Thanksgiving Edition--Filled

Dec 17-- Christmas Edition-Filled

Jan 21-- Fun With Flowers-Filled

Feb 25-- Fun With Flowers

March 18-- Fun With Flowers

April 22-- Fun With Flowers


Looking for a one session workshop?

Just want just go out -- play with flowers -- have a great time -- but not seeking a more involved course?

This workshop came about by popular demand... Many folks have been asking us for a wonderful hands-on floral art workshop-- a one session workshop!! The dates are listed above.

Make an incredible floral design with seasonal materials. All your flowers, and materials are provided for you... Take your completed floral art home to show off to your family and friends!!

Click on this link for details.

Bridal Boot Camp For The Do-It-Yourself Bride

April 29, June 3 and Sept 23

Bridal Boot Camp I -The Hand Tied Bouquet

Bridal Boot Camp II -Centerpiece, and Boutonniere/Corsage




Save Money! Earn Bragging Rights...No complex series of classes. At Rittners Floral School we will teach you how to make these things--quick and easy! Click on this link for details.



Need a catalog? Want information sent to you by email? Have questions? Need more guidance as to which course is right for you? We are easy to reach and the phone is the quickest way to ask a variety of questions. Phone us at 617-267-3824.

We are often asked, when is our "deadline" for admissions for our various courses. We don't have "deadlines." We take pride in being a small school with personalized classes. Once a course is filled we close enrollment to that program. The application process is easy. To assure yourself a space in a course, please register soon!

Limited Enrollment--First Come, First Served.




Steve Jobs Flower Tribute Page


We noted with sorrow the passing of an original American Icon, Steve Jobs...May his passion for design, and excellence inspire us all.....






Visit Our Romance Resource Center Page


We have all kinds of free resources on this page to help the Romantic in you!







New From Rittners Floral School.....Web Store Featuring Distance Education Digital Floral Design Step-by-Steps!

We have been receiving many requests from all over the world for some form of distance floral design online education. Well, We hear you!! This incredible new resource is for you!

Digital floral design instruction, available in pdf format, inexpensively priced, and profusely illustrated........Best described as lots and lots of step-by-step photographs and how-to make-it instructions that are easy to download....and easy to understand....on both Windows and Mac computers...Over seventy-five lessons now available featuring over one hundred floral designs.....Step-by-step, world class floral art instruction. Inexpensive. Enjoyable. Available to you at any time of day or night at the click of a button! (After you pay for them of course! And they are only $12.50 per lessson. That's right........$12.50.......... A really great deal!!! Smiling.)

Feel free to visit our Distance Education Page !!!

It contains FAQs about our distance education, a free pdf brochure about our digital lessons, both web and pdf listings of lessons available for sale, and entry to our online store.

Yes our school is renowned for its hands-on workshop courses. But for those seeking distance education, we have cutting edge, outstanding materials for you too!

There's something for everyone at Rittners Floral School!


Will Learning Floral Design Improve Your Sex Life and Bring you Fame and Fortune?


Good. Glad we caught your attention.....

There are some ground breaking studies that suggest that flowers may be very good for you!!

Read this article for some very interesting information about how flowers and learning floral designing may enhance your life.....






Gift Certificates From Rittners Floral School......

Please note that our school offers Gift Certificates for all of our programs and for our distance online digital lessons. Giving a gift certificate for a floral art course at Rittners or distance lessons is a very special and unique kind of gift... It will give your loved one the gift of creativity and great memories that will last a lifetime!.....The perfect gift for the holiday season, for a birthday, valentine or ....

SMR Stephanotis & Gardenia Galleries:

For your convenience here is a free book all about stepnanotis. It is called Stephanotis and the Art of Floral Design! Click on the link below to download. Enjoy!!

Stephanotis And The Art of Floral Design


Gallery 3--NEW GALLERY!--Having Fun With SMR Stephanotis and Gardenias

Gallery 2-- More Wonderful Things To Make With SMR Stephanotis and Gardenias

Gallery 1--- Rittner Students Really Enjoy Playing With Some Great Stephanotis from SMR Stephanotis!

Blooming of Beloit Galleries:


Fun With Spring Flowers

Fun With Flowers From Israel!

Breaking Boundaries With Ornamental Berries In Your Designing...

New Mascots At Rittners School of Floral Design!

Follow Rittners Floral School On You Tube

Click here to view Video Floral Demonstrations from Rittners Floral School

Over 150 Free Floral Design Demonstrations now online...

Check out A New Section of our Web Site:

Flowers And Kids

All Kinds of Free Resources For Parents & Teachers to use with their kids!

GO SOX!!!!!!!!!

At Rittners Floral School, we support our local sports teams. Press "Go Sox" to visit our floral design salute to the Boston Red Sox! (Lots of graphics here so please be patient as it loads.)


Lots of Great Free Floral Design Resources---Over 5000 Original Photos of florals in Albums!! Tons of resources available to you free. "Like" us to be informed of updates.




Yes Rittners School is a REAL school of floral designing--Not a basement of a flower shop, or a back room of a retail or wholesale business!! ..... We are the REAL thing. And we are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure, Office of Private Occupational School Education