FROM “RITAS GARAISSILAS ZIEDU KĀRTOŠANAS SKOLA” TO ” FLORAL ART SCHOOL A – Z”
ESTABLISHED IN 1987
THE FIRST FLORISTRY SCHOOL IN THE BALTICS
THE FIRST LATVIAN INTERNATIONAL EXPERT
ONE OF THE FIRST FLORISTS IN LATVIA
IN 2019 THE SCHOOL CHANGED ITS NAME
In 1987, Rita Garaissila founded the school
The courses were led by leading florists of the time – Dzintra Kociņa, Inese Lazdiņa, Rita Garaissila, Valdis Kalva.
Later Aija Zagarina joined the team of the teachers. In 2006 Aija took over the leadership of the school from her mother Rita Garaissilas.
The school has long been one of the few florist training places in Latvia. Later, school graduates had already established their own flower shops and their schools and courses.
The school also has several international achievements.
The biggest victory can be found in the 1st place in the International Florist School Competition in France in 2017 and 2019
School students actively participate in various international competitions.
In summer 2017, the school celebrated its 30th anniversary
And continue to be active in training new florists and providing specialist advice
In 2018, the school became a member of the Flornet Association of International Florist Schools.
Master of Florists since 1999
The Faculty of Agronomy at LLA
Rita Garaissilas Flower School
The Tallinn Florist Master School
Auvergne Master School in Germany
One of the leading floristry mentors in the Baltics
Conducts workshops in many countries around the world
Head and member of the jury of international florist competitions
Participates in demonstrations in Europe, Asia and the United States
Exhibition and plenary sessions organizer
The Latvian Chamber of Crafts has awarded the Aija Žagariņa School a status of Master’s School, which is the highest assessment in the professional field.
In 2006, Aija becomes head of the school
Aija is the author of three floristic books:
“Puķu pušķi” / 2006 /
“Līgo” / 2013 / co-author Nadina Laukmane
“Konstrukcijas ziediem” / 2016 /