Say it with flowers!
For several days in September, this well-known saying will take on a European dimension in Saint-Trond. In fact, from Friday 15 to Monday 18 September inclusive, the fruit seller's town will play host to Eurofleurs 2017, the European competition for young florists.
On the site of Frères Mineurs church, in the heart of the town centre, the best young floral artists from various countries will compete to demonstrate their art and creativity. The winner will earn the title of European Champion for 4 years until the next edition of the competition.
The youngest participants, known as cubs, have the opportunity to make their debut on the international scene. This is also excellent preparation for their future careers. The worlds of horticulture and floristry also benefit from the event: Eurofleurs promotes the flowers to an international market. The previous edition took place in Split in Croatia in 2013. It was young Norwegian Elin Susan Havreberg who took first prize.
There are several challenges to complete: creating a piece made up of cut flowers, plants and foliage, then making a kind of flower tart, a bridal bouquet and a surprise piece... During the big Saturday evening show and dinner, the name of the winner of Eurofleurs 2017 will be revealed. The public can view the lush abundance of flowers on Sunday 17 and Monday 18 September.
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