Our Training

At Botanique Preservation Equipment, we are very interested in our clients’ success in both the production and marketing of freeze dried flowers. At our Training Center in Reston, Virginia, we work closely with you in a private setting, one-on-one, introducing you to all facets of freeze drying. Our students experience the operation and maintenance of the freeze dry equipment firsthand. Also, they gain valuable knowledge from working directly with fresh product being prepared for freeze drying, pre-treating flowers for floral freeze drying, post-treating freeze dried flowers, and designing in a keepsake frame for bridal bouquet preservation.

Some of The Topics Covered

Introduction to freeze drying (Lyophilization), the conditions necessary for sublimation

Setup procedures for new freeze dry equipment

Control panel operation and initial start-up on a freeze dryer

Care & handling of fresh flowers, including hydration and nutrition

Pre-treating flowers, loading trays, and drying cycles for freeze drying

Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on freeze dry equipment

Loading and unloading a freeze dryer

Flowers that process well in a freeze drier

Marketing of freeze dried flowers

Designing in bubble frames & shadow boxes

Production cost for freeze dried botanicals (Worksheet for Individual components and pre-made designs)

Sourcing everything you need

Tools of the trade for freeze drying


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