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  • The festival was held for the first time in 1999. Over the years, myriads of fantastic flower creations have adorned the streets of Odense.
  • The flower festival is completely free to visit.
  • During the festival Odense attracts many thousands visitors from near and far, including both tourists and professionals.
  • In 2012, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess became patron of the flower festival.
  • Today, our partners consist of approximately 200 companies, including many Danish horticultural nurseries. They help us to create the framework for the flower festival, to the delight of the many visitors; without our partners, it would be impossible to stage the festival.
  • It takes a whole year to plan and design the annual flower festival: finding sponsors and partners, developing creative ideas, starting up production in the colleges,
    coordinating all the permits, teams, logistics, etc., allocating locations for the participants – and much, much more …The secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day administration.
  • The actual construction and assembly of the festival takes a whole week.
  • Around 200,000 plants from the Danish horticultural nurseries are used each year to decorate the city.
  • Approximately 80 m3 of washed gravel – the equivalent of around 300 sandboxes – are used in the construction, mainly in the Flakhaven plaza. The gravel must not contain salt, as this would destroy the plants.
  • Depending on the weather, we use around 40 m3 of water during the festival to keep the flowers fresh. This is about the same amount of water as an average family uses in an entire year.
  • From Kold College, we obtain the help of 100 students from the horticultural programmes, who assist us with the construction of the decorations in two days.
  • All of the creative elements that we use in the flower festival are made by students from SDE College and Elsesminde Production College. We make use of students from many different educational programmes – all the way from forging and welding to carpentry, painting and media design.
  • On average, the colleges use:
    -18 kg of welding wire, which gives about half a kilometre of welding.
    -100 planks, 30 wooden panels and 5,000 screws and nails