Meet your Instructors

Natalie Gill + Meg Blancato

Natalie is the founder of Native Poppy, a San Diego floral design studio known for wild and whimsical flowers. Her garden-style designs are the Native Poppy standard, in demand for weddings and special events in California and beyond. Meg was trained from the ground up by Natalie, as Native Poppy's first florist! Meg spent four years as Native Poppy’s manager and lead trainer, and became part owner in 2018.
instructors Natalie Gill and Meg Blancato with flowers

Create beautiful flowers for any season

Learn floral design from the pros

  • Learn Design Tricks

    Discover our top tips for creating artful floral designs

  • Get Inspired

    Build creativity and have fun as you learn a new art form

  • Share Love

    Learn to create flowers that add beauty to any celebration


  • Do you need previous flower knowledge to attend?

    Our courses are great for beginners! We'll walk you through the basics of how to create your own pretty. wild. flowers. from home, no previous training necessary. Intermediate florists with an interest in honing your skills would also benefit from our lessons on color theory, infrastructure, and flower care.

  • Where can I get florist tools and materials?

    We've got you covered! You can snag curated Flower Arranging DIY Kits from our online shop, plus lots of extra tools and books to keep you going on your creative journey. Available for nationwide shipping!

  • Is this course live? Can I ask the instructor questions?

    All our courses are pre-recorded, so you can learn at your own pace. While we don't offer Q&A sessions with the instructor, our classes are chock full of floral knowledge, and with anytime-access, you can rewind or re-watch as much as you'd like.

What our students say:

“Flower Arranging with Native Poppy is a MUST! My mom, best friend and I did the flower arranging workshop as a fun girls day and had the BEST time. We laughed, we learned, and we drank wine. Their guidance and breakdown of arranging flowers was easy to follow. We can't wait to do more workshops with them.”

Amy W.