Matthew Landers is one of Australia’s most well-known and respected young Floral Designers and has been a force within the Australian Floral Industry for over 16 years.
Matthew grew up surrounded by flowers and bustling business. His Mother, Linda Landers made sure that Matthew was put to work from a young age learning the family business.
From age 14-23, Matthew won over 50 First places (Gold) in Local, Regional, National and International Competitions This included winning the WA Interflora Junior Florist of the Year 7 years in a row (the most consecutive wins ever achieved) as well as winning Gold at Worldskills and Australian Interflora Florist of the Future 2007. In recent years Matthew’s noted wins are RHS Tatton Park (Manchester, UK) Silver Medal 2016, Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2017 Gold Medal and most recently awarded a Bronze Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.
In 2004 (aged 17), Matthew had completed his formal training (Certificate IV) and purchased his first retail Florist in Perth, Western Australia. Over the following years, this expanded to having multiple stores across Perth. In 2009, Matthew wanted to explore opportunities overseas and live there full-time. At this time, Matthew (and his Mother Linda) sold their empire and Matthew committed to living Internationally.
In the coming years, Matthew was fortunate enough to spend time working with some of the world’s leaders in floral design and fashion. This has included celebrity weddings, royal events and International Fashion events. Matthew spent time in residence with Ritz-Carlton as well as working closely with Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
After returning to Australia in late 2011, it was obvious to Matthew to move things on to the ‘next level’. Matthew re-established a high-end Florist “Matthew Landers” and opened a one of a kind Private Training Provider “Matthew Landers Academy” in Victoria Park. Having a truly unique and charismatic style, Matthew has turned his business again into a huge success. Matthew Landers Academy now teaches of over 400 students a year and more than 50 different classes.
Matthew’s time now is spent evenly between his businesses and he is frequently consulted throughout Australia and Internationally for Corporate clients, Weddings, Product Development, Demonstrations and Tuition.