The Bloom Room is a BYU-Idaho student run floral shop on campus. Kaela Brown and Rachel Cook are both teacher assistants for the Flower Center class which staffs the Bloom Room.
“The goal of this class is to [show] the students the side of sales and making arrangements for a customer, rather than making them according to personal preference,” Cook said. “We go over basic arrangements you might find at any shop… customer service experience, as well as the day-to-day duties you would see in a brick-and-mortar floral shop.”
The Bloom Room is located in the Ezra Taft Benson Building room 144. It is an important part of the floral program, especially since classes were reduced with the pandemic.
“Right now… we are very limited in the number of actual classes that are being held. But, starting in fall, we are probably going to have double the number of classes that we have now. We are going to have a ton of [beginner] classes,” Brown said.
With the rest of campus, the floral classes will be opening back up to full capacity. With the addition of more classes, the department is renovating the floral program classes and shops. Starting in the fall, you can also see the floral department students selling flowers and plants in the Manwaring Center.
Brown and Cook said anyone can take a floral beginner class. Once the beginner class is done, you can sign up for more advanced classes even if you are not majoring in florals.
You can purchase floral arrangements along with other items at the Bloom Room. Their hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Fridays, the Bloom Room sells from their mobile Flower Bus. To find out where the bus will be, check out their Instagram @byuibloomroom.