Daniel Ost is the world's most renowned floral house. Founded by master florist Daniel Ost and his wife Marie-Anne, they are known as the world's leading floral designers. And who doesn't want to learn from the best? With more than 50 years of experience at the highest level, Daniël Ost has been teaching floral design all his life.

At the Daniel Ost Academy, we give lessons to professional florists who want to take their skills to the next level. It is no surprise that many of the promising new generation of florists - including his own daughter Nele - have learned the ins and outs from the master himself.

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Everything you need to know about the academy

General information

The course lasts for 4.5 days (Monday afternoon - Friday) and each course deals with a specific theme based on the season or time of year.The lessons are taught by Daniel Ost and one of his loyal assistants and take place at Daniel's private country house.

The Daniel Ost Academy offers the most professional and advanced course on the market today. 

During this intense week, you will be completely immersed in the world of Daniel Ost: unique bouquets, enchanting table decorations and true works of art. No stone is left unturned. Return home with a wealth of new knowledge, self-confidence and a certificate of participation.

After completing 5 (not necessarily consecutive) courses you will receive an official diploma of the Daniel Ost Academy.


Surrounded by all the beauty of nature, Daniel Ost renovated a centuries-old farmhouse in the Belgian countryside and you will find the Daniel Ost Academy in the middle of his arboretum full of unique and special plants and flowers. These beautiful surroundings are sure to spark all your inspiration and creativity. The classroom is a large barn converted into an inspiring and open space.

Need extra inspiration? Take a walk in the beautiful garden or have a look in Daniel's personal library.

Address: Rechtstraat 19160 Eksaarde Belgium

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Each course is limited to a maximum of 14 participants. This is to ensure the very personal and detailed level of teaching and coaching. 

Monday 13:00 - 15:00: Introduction by Daniel Ost and tour of the facilities

Monday 16:00 - 19:00: Possibility to consult
Daniels private library

Tuesday 9:00 - 12:00: Lesson 1

Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00: Lesson 2

Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00: Lesson 3

Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00: lesson 4

Thursday 9:00 - 12:00: lesson 5

Thursday 13:00 - 16:00: lesson 6

Thursday 17:00 - 20:00: possibility to consult Daniels private library

Friday 9:00 - 14:00: final work Friday 15:00 - 16:00: Proclamation


The price is € 3,000 (excl. 21% VAT if applicable) per person for the full course.

- All materials during the course (flowers, plants, accessories, floral foam, containers, etc.)

- Teaching and coaching by Daniel Ost and one of his assistants

- Daily lunch (sandwich buffet), coffee, tea, water, soft drinks, biscuits and fruit

- Daily transport from Sint-Niklaas (flower shop Daniel Ost) to the academy in Eksaarde and back

- Certificate of participation and/or certificate of completion

Not included
- Trip to Belgium

- Hotel accommodation (we offer preferential rates at nearby hotels)

- Breakfast and dinner

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to have experience as a florist?

However, we do recommend that you have some basic knowledge of floristry. The course and coaching will be tailored to your specific level, but we will skip the basics of floristry.

What tools do I need to bring?

The classical working tools (knife, scissors, pruning shears, ...). After registration you will receive a detailed list.

Can I register with more than one person?

Yes, but places are limited to 14 participants. We work on a first come, first serve basis.

Do I have to sleep in a hotel recommended by you?

No, you are free to arrange your own accommodation or to commute daily from your own place.

What is the nearest airport?

There are several airports nearby, notably Brussels International Airport (60 minutes) and Brussels South Airport (90 minutes).

Do I have to pay VAT?

If you are booking through a foreign company and have a valid VAT number 

Is there a discount for large groups?

If you register with a group of 10 or more people, there is a 10% discount on the total price.

What language is spoken?

The lessons are given in English, but Daniel also speaks Dutch and French for personal conversations.

Can I take my flower arrangements with me?

Everything made during the lessons is your personal property, and what you do with it is up to you. All practical matters such as transport, packaging, ... you have to arrange yourself.

Where do you recommend spending the night?

Upon registration, you will receive a list of hotels in the vicinity.

I have registered and paid but I can no longer come, do I get a refund?

If you have to cancel your registration and cannot come to a later session, you will receive 50% of your registration fee back.

I organise my own transport to and from the academy, do I get a discount?

No, transport is included, even if you do not want to use it.

Do I get a discount if I sign up for multiple sessions?

No, we do not offer a discount for multiple sessions, but if you complete 5 sessions, you will receive an official diploma from the Daniel Ost Academy.


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We are available to answer all your questions!

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