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Follow the links above to

– view a map of local area hotels, airports and attractions

– see lists and links to resources for florists including professional associations, news, magazines and informational sites.

We offer pick-up and drop-off on class days from hotels on Hotel Terrace Drive in Santa Ana, CA

Comfort Inn & Suites offers a special rate to our students when they call the hotel directly at (714) 966-5200. Students must mention the Southern California School of Floral Design to get the special rate. Check their website for current amenities. Located at 2620 Hotel Terrace Dr., Santa Ana CA 92705.



A collection of web sites for professional florists.

Professional Floral Associations and Groups

  • – Official site of the Society of American Florists
  • – Official site of the American Institute of Floral Designers. Learn details about becoming a member of AIFD and learning how to achieve CFD (Certified Floral Designer) designation.
  • – California State Floral Association official site
  • – Texas State Florists Association
  •  Florida State Florists Association

Flower Markets

Floral Industry Issues and Information

  •  Podcast, videos and blog with Scott Shepherd covering a wide range of floral industry leaders and issues.
  • – Message board frequented by growers, importers, shippers, wholesalers & retail florists from the US.
  • Epic Flowers – Provides ready-made and custom websites for commercial florists.
  • – Society of American Florists (SAF) consumer information site.
  • SierraFlowerFinder – Large catalog of flower images organized by variety and color. 

News and Magazines

  • – Bi-annual publication of the Los Angeles Flower Market
  • – Florists’ Review magazine, covering the North American retail floral industry since 1897.
  • – International floral design magazine covering European designers and styles.


  • AIFD Foundation  – Independent non-profit offering scholarships and grants to floral design students, aspiring floral designers and those committed to the profession. Note: Applications are deadline sensitive.