The hkafa · The Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement was founded in 1989. hkafa is the first flower school in Hong Kong to introduce international floral designs. The academy has been adhering to the modern teaching philosophy of past years, to ensure that students can integrate floral creation elements into interior design and world trend. The principal Theresa Lam is passionate about art and design, and is committed to bringing the designs of the world’s top floral masters (Tomas de Bruyne, Per Benjamin, Jane Packer), Van Gogh’s Impressionism, various artists from Kunstmuseum Den Haag and NUFLEUR minimalist design styles to Hong Kong.
If you also want to get in touch with creative trendy floral design and broaden your horizons, welcome to explore the fun of flower arrangement together! HKAFA tutors not only impart state of the art knowledge, but also promise to teach and inspire each student’s potential creativity. Dedicated tutors keep up with the progress of all students. Trained in Europe and certified by the British Jane Packer London and the I.A.F. International Academy of Floristry, professional tutors are devoted to teaching with patience and care, and grow up with students in floral aesthetics!
In 1990, hkafa first got affiliated with the I.A.F.( International Academy of Floristry—floral art research). I.A.F. courses has got European Master Certification originated in Sweden (The birthplace for many renowned influential floral design masters). The I.A.F. curriculum is International, Professional, Mastery, Modern & Systematic. From then, Theresa has been training local as well as overseas students matured international floral art techniques. hkafa is the first flower school with international classes in Hong Kong. It attracts thousands of students locally, expatriates, overseas students from Mainland China, Asia and all other parts of the world. Students can apply for the respective I.A.F. certificates/diplomas/advanced diplomas upon completion of the courses.
hkafa & I.A.F. are very proud to have Mr. Per Benjamin, the famous Sweden international floral designer & decorator as their course consultant. Benjamin, as a partner of Life3 with two other Belgian & Dutch floral designers – Tomas De Bruyne & Max van de Sluis, has published a number of floral design reference books, which are of the world bestsellers. Having won several medals at the World Cup in the Netherlands, they are still contributing to international floral education by holding seminars, workshops and demonstrations worldwide.
In 2009, hkafa was invited by the renowned Jane Packer School London to develop their style in Hong Kong. hkafa’s teachers got trained in London and started the various courses in 2010. The style of Jane Packer is presented in the unique curriculum in Hong Kong. It includes her famous wedding & event flowers, hand ties, unique table flower designs and color styles. We strongly believe that it will be another very popular course that might affect the trend in the region.
Many Vincent van Gogh paintings are themed with flora. hkafa was honoured to be invited by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent Van Gogh Foundation) to develop a contemporary form of Dutch Floral Art with the legacy and essence from Vincent Van Gogh. hkafa had brought impressionist art into an international contemporary stage of floral designs. Internationally acclaimed floral master Per Benjamin had been officially appointed as consultant for hkafa, I.A.F. and Van Gogh Bloemen, Holland. Since 2016, certifcates and diplomas issued from hkafa had been accredited by him, and by the Van Gogh Museum from 2016 till 2020.
The Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement (hkafa), following the successful experience of Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, has received major repercussions in the international floral education. In 2020, hkafa is honored to be invited by KUNSTMUSEUM Den Haag, at Hague the Netherlands to develop and create contemporary Dutch floral art as well as modern European floral art, striving to bring revolutionary changes to the world’s floral trends. The Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement (hkafa), following the successful experience of Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, has received major repercussions in the international floral education. In 2020, hkafa is honored to be invited by KUNSTMUSEUM Den Haag, at Hague the Netherlands to develop and create contemporary Dutch floral art as well as modern European floral art, striving to bring revolutionary changes to the world’s floral trends. After completing each course, students may apply for the I.A.F. certificate or diploma, accredited by KUNSTMUSEUM Den Haag, Per Benjamin, Sweden and the Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement, the professional qualification with international recognition for the flower industry.
The Principal, Theresa Lam was awarded Elite Entrepreneur of China 2009 in Beijing (CAWE) for her outstanding contribution to floral education in Hong Kong as well as leading the HK flower arrangement trend to the international standards.
Accredited Quality Wedding Merchant (QWM) by the Hong Kong Productivity Council 2010 & 2011, appraised for her outstanding performance in wedding consultations, weddings and event floral designs services.
She was also invited to be the panel judge for flower arrangement competitions, e.g. Kunming Flower Arrangement Competition in China.
hkafa has been committed to various corporate training, team building & business consultancy for over 20 years.
Giving back is also a core value in hkafa. Our team of teachers and students offers voluntarily community services to various non-profit charity organizations.
The art of flower arranging can benefit our society and at the same time provides students valuable experience of applying their knowledge learned. Our scoop of work include interest courses, workshops and vocational trainings.
Organizations served: Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Community Center, YWCA, Hong Chi Association, UNICEF, sponsorships for The Good Rock Foundation, Hong Kong Dog Rescue, etc.