Vea, Norway’s State School for gardeners and horticulturists (Statens fagskole for gartnere og blomsterdekoratører), has clearly carved out its position as the leading institution within floristry, horticulture and green design in Norway. It not only attracts future leaders within the field, but has also received national and international acclaim. Situated on the rolling banks of Norway’s largest lake, Mjøsa, Vea has a long history that stretches back to 1923, when it was established as a horticultural school for women. More recently, in 2007, the school received accreditation as a tertiary training institution and, in 2012, it received approval for presenting degrees and certificates of apprenticeship within the discipline of green design and environmental studies.