General Information 2023
The Vermont Academy of Floral Design is a private professional floral design school located in the heart of Vermont. It is just minutes from Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory, the world famous von Trapp Family Lodge, the major ski areas of Mt. Mansfield at Stowe, Bolton Valley at Bolton and Sugarbush in Waitsfield. There are many antique shops and tourist attractions in the area. The Academy is located at 32 Hunger Mtn. View Road, in Waterbury Center. For GPS use 32 Hunger Mtn. Road.
The Academy's unique location in a small community, with its cutting gardens and pond provides students with a natural environment for the study of floral design. There are over three hundred varieties of plant materials in our gardens and more are being added each year.
Class hours will start at 9:00 am and end at 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Registration on the first day of class will start at 8:30 am to 9:00 am.
Rooms / Lodging
Each student will be responsible for his or her own lodging. there are many locations for lodging in the Waterbury - Stowe area. Check the Waterbury Tourism Council web site for lodging options - www.waterbury.org. There are other accommodations in the area along with camping and RV hookups. Lodging facilities are not available within walking distance of the Academy so individual transportation will be required. If you have questions regarding lodging please contact the Academy.
Students will be responsible for their own meals. Because of our location in a small community, students may wish to bring a bag lunch. There is a kitchen with microwave and refrigerator for the students to use. For breakfast and evening meals there are many restaurants in the Waterbury area and near by towns.