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Gill McGregor NDSF is a fully qualified florist holding the Society of Floristry NDSF Diploma, equivalent to the current Level 5 C&G Floristry qualification. Gill is also a fully qualified Further Education (FE) teacher and the holder of the Certificate of Education. With Gill’s floristry and teaching skills Gill teaches a host of different floristry workshops- from starting up your own Floristry Business, specialising in the teaching of specific Floristry designs to meet the needs of Gill’s students- to updating / refreshing Floristry Skills.
Gill is a NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) National Teacher and a fully qualified Further Education teacher. As both an experienced and qualified Flower Arranger and Florist Gill has taught Contemporary and Traditional Flower arranging floral art classes and workshops throughout the UK and abroad ; receiving hosts of compliments for their course content and her teaching delivery. Courses are devised to inspire and develop attendees’ skills: Contemporary techniques, leaf manipulation, the Elements and Principles, hand tieds, pedestal, table and free standing décor, Gill can teach them all and is happy to design a bespoke course to suit your needs.
Gill performs Floral Art demonstrations around the UK and abroad as a fully qualified NAFAS Demonstrator, often visiting clubs on an annual or bi-annual basis. Gill’s enthusiasm and love of design results in a host of different demonstration titles, designs and props to suit Club, Open and Area meetings as well as Trade Shows both in the UK and abroad, receiving many accolades and standing ovations.
Gill's experience encompasses the management of thriving retail floristry businesses in Central London- decorating the Savoy, The Dorchester, the Hilton- well too many to mention. Gill also, runs a floral and balloon decorating business specialising in wedding designs and decor, participating in wedding fairs and wedding fashion show catwalks, all these activities underpin Gill’s expertise for developing courses.
Gill’s experience means that Gill can design a course/ workshop specifically for you. All you need to do is provide a list of what you want to learn and Gill will design a workshop/ set of learning sessions which will cover the teaching of each design with commercial viability in mind. You will receive a copy of the programme with its own cost to cover all the materials required- all you need to do is to bring a camera, pen and paper and your scissors- Gill provides the rest.
Gill received the prestigious City and Guilds highest accolade for her achievement in the Level 4 Floristry Business Procedures qualification in the UK.
As an Author of Contemporary Floral Art books, Gill has had published 9 different floral art books focused on Contemporary techniques and styles to inspire and teach many different design concepts. Gill is currently working on 2 new titles which will be published in the near future. Passionate about Flower arranging results in Gill continually striving to design and develop new Floral Art techniques for the Floral Art world.
Gill has always promoted the learning of flower arranging throughout her career. To allow people to learn and develop their Floral Art skills Gill has produced a range of free flower arranging videos to enable those people not lucky enough to be able to attend courses and workshops the opportunity to have a video teaching session in the comfort of their own home; on her web-site, through YouTube, Facebook and Now through Zoom