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Flower Design And Arrangement

Villa Jana Guest House is the new home of Flowers and Angels Living, which includes the following:

  • A floral design school that teaches and enlightens individuals about the art of flowers and flower arranging.
  • Flower arrangements available on request for every type of occasion and function.

A word from Mariana Smit

I don’t have hobbies – I have passion!

Making a bouquet of flowers is one of my passions, and amidst a mass of flowers of all colours and types is one of my favourite places on earth to be. I grew up in a home surrounded by a wonderful garden and a mother who was forever busy making flower arrangements, for either a competition, or a Demo that she was planning for. I am also fortunate to be married to a man who gives me the space and the support to enjoy my passion – flowers.

I have been in floristry for the past 15 years, dealing with all kinds of requests, as well as, being a coordinator for functions and weddings. I love guiding the bride in choosing a theme, bridal bouquet, chapel, reception and centerpieces, and helping her go through every little detail of the big day. I like to assist her with finding a style that is perfect for her, to make her dream day come true.

My fondest memory was assisting my mother with a mass arrangement at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London UK, where we won the first gold medal for South Africa.

To try and stay on top of current ideas, I often visit countries such as Holland, Germany, Italy and London to attend shows and courses to find out the very latest trends and designs. My most recent trip was to London where I completed a course at the Jane Packer School of Flowers.

Flowers and Angels Floral Design School gives a wide variety of courses for different needs whether you simply enjoy flowers for your home, or if you wish to make a career out of floristry or coordinating.

Being a qualified teacher, teaching is my other passion and therefore my wish is that you will enjoy your course, and take home new ideas that will inspire you to create your own style and techniques.

Kind regards,


To learn the beautiful art of flower arrangement, contact us for course fees.

Come experience the perfect home away from home!

Flower Arranging Courses By Mariana Smit

A variety of techniques will be demonstrated to create distinctive floral themes at each course.

Time of courses: 8:30 for 9:00 to 14:00

You will be introduced to the buying, caring and basic principles of floral design. Learn about the elements of design, colour, texture and balance. The use of glass containers, caging and an oasis will also be discussed in thorough detail.

This course focuses on the in-depth mechanics of the basics for wedding and function flowers – planning, organising, sourcing accessories and various bridal bouquets. In this hands-on practical workshop you will learn to create beautiful flowers for bridal retinue. Wedding themes and table settings will be demonstrated in this course.

  • All materials, flowers, containers and accessories required, will be included in your course fees.
  • There will be items for sale after each course.