Game of Flowers and International Wild Flower Festival

Published: 8.5.2018

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Game of Flowers and International Wild Flower Festival

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “Earth laughs in flowers”. And we could not agree more. In late May, two major flower exhibitions will take place in Slovenia: Game of Flowers in Kamnik and the International Wild Flower Festival in Bohinj.

Game of Flowers and International Wild Flower Festival

From May 25 to June 3, Kamnik will hold Game of flowers: a unique event in Slovenia, organized by Kamnik Tourism, Sport and Culture Agency, Volčji Potok Arboretum and the Section of Florists and Gardeners of the Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia. In these ten days, the old town of Kamnik will bloom in the colours of breathtaking floral arrangements. At the same time, the national floristic championship will take place, featuring Slovenia’s most incredible florists, who will duel in floral arrangement competition. The winner of the competition will travel to the prestigious European Championship in Poland in 2020.

Game of Flowers represents a high fashion floricultural event, which will also feature a series of accompanying events, such as street food with flower dishes, fantastic music performances, a flower fair and free workshops at Volčji Potok Arboretum and stands with local products in the charming Šutna Street.  The symbol of Game of Flowers is Kamnik Orchid, a pink fire-burst, which is also endemic to Kamnik Alps.

Another major event for flower-lovers takes place in Bohinj, nestled in the breathtaking Julian Alps, from 25 May to 10 July. The International Wild Flower is a spectacular tribute to spring, flowers, bees and nature in general, which was first launched in 2007. Since then, the purpose of this festival has been to showcase the beauties of the area and remind of the importance of sustainability. The locals are rightly proud of their long alpine farming heritage and the high quality of their environment. Wild Flowers play an important part in local culture and while farming methods are changing and young people are becoming less directly involved in managing the land, there is a strong desire to promote and raise awareness of our unique natural and cultural heritage.

During the fortnight, a series of different events will take place. More details are available here.

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