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Preparations Start for 54th Floraart Flower Exhibition

By 14 March 2019

The preparations for the 54th edition of Floraart, the largest and the oldest flower exhibition in this part of Europe, have started at the Zrinjevac plant nursery the Kajzerica neighbourhood in Zagreb. Large greenhouses are already the home to plants which will spend the next two months there. Gardeners and workers taking care of the seedlings, landscape architects and everyone else involved in the project are creating a fairy-tale experience which is bringing in an ever-increasing number of tourists and flower fans to Zagreb. In order for the floral arrangement to be ready, the team from the Zrinjevac parks and gardening municipal company is already working hard, reports Večernji List on March 14, 2019.

“The preparations for this year's Floraart began as early as September when our landscape architects designed the exhibition area. Landscape architects decide which plants they want, of which colour and how much of them. Their job is to create a form in which the plants will create the most impressive possible effect with their colours and scents, which is a kind of art,” explains Vesna Čuljat from Zrinjevac, which organises the international exhibition. “We take care to select those plants which are in full bloom in early May when the exhibition takes place. We started planting in February, and we are continuing to plant them these days as well. At Floraart, we will enjoy over 200,000 flowers.

A team of 15 gardeners plants about 12,000 seedlings each day.

This year's Floraart will be held at the Bundek lake from 13 to 19 May. It will bring together Croatian and European flower artists, and prizes will be presented in 26 categories, including those for the exhibitors of the planting material and the most beautiful home garden.

“In floristry, there are trends, just like in fashion, and we try to keep track of them. Today, ecological concerns and ecological awareness are more important than ever. We want to bring more nature into the city. There is a tendency for creating natural gardens in our environment, with different kinds of flowers which attract insects and bees that create biodiversity, which is extremely important,” explained Čuljat.

Numerous accompanying events will make this year’s exhibition special and make Zagreb one of the European centres when it comes to flower exhibitions.

Translated from Večernji List (reported by Snježana Črnjević).

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