The summer's music festivals and rock concerts are drawing to a close. Our sense of hearing has been running on overdrive, and now we could do with some stimulation for our other senses. Flowers appeal to your sense of sight, smell and touch, so give your ears a rest while restoring your balance with some wonderful plant experiences.
The Danish late summer offers a wealth of flower festivals all over the country, which can provide an ideal opportunity for exciting sensory experiences for the whole family.
China's cultural treasures in Odense
The largest and best-known flower festival is Odense Flower Festival, which this year has taken "China's cultural treasures" as its theme. On 18-21 August, it will transform Denmark′s third-largest city with a Chinese miniature universe created through imaginative plant sculptures and figures, which will undoubtedly delight the many people who visit the city for the festival.
You will also be able to chat with some of the exhibiting gardeners at booths around the city, and thereby get the best tips on caring for the plants.
There will also be ideas for the garden, as nursery owners and landscape gardeners will be presenting Chinese-inspired garden areas.
Plants and lifestyle
Consumers are expressing a growing interest in the home, and besides being a natural part of the decor, floral and plant arrangements also help to create a healthy indoor climate.
In addition to decorating Odense's streets and squares, the flower festival also offers a lifestyle exhibition at the town hall, where the public will have an opportunity to take 'lifestyle tests' and thereby garner inspiration for new and exciting uses of plants to match their personality types and homes.
The Flower Festival will be opened this year by HRH Princess Marie, who recently named a rose "Princess Marie" at the Rose Festival in Bogense . She and her husband Prince Joachim were given the rose as a wedding present.
You can see the entire programme for Odense Flower festival at: www.blomsterfestival.dk