Catey and Katie head to Slovenia - British Florist Association

Catey and Katie head to Slovenia

Our UK Eurofleurs competitor Catey Burn of Old Oak Floral Designers, Ascot is getting ready for the biggest challenge of her floristry career. By her side at all times will be her assistant Katie Weekes from Bluebells Flowers in Newport Pagnell.
With a team of tutors and supporters including Catey’s boss, the well known florist Morgan Douglas Nuth, she is working hard practising for the tasks ahead. The Florint Eurofleurs competition is for florists aged 27 or under and will be held in the botanical gardens just outside the beautiful city of Ljubljana, in August 23rd – 27th 2023. Pop the date in your diary and bring along your flags to show your support for our 2 UK florist representatives. 

When talking to the Judges Guild Catey said

”I am beyond excited to be representing the UK in the EuroFleurs competition, this is such a fantastic opportunity. My assistant Katie Weekes and I have been training very hard to prepare. Thanks to Zoe Rowlinson, Jane Benefield and other guest helpers, I am feeling ready and motivated to go, to do my best and hopefully win! A special thanks also to my sponsors the British Florist Association, UK Floristry Judges Guild, Oasis Floral Products, FleuraMetz London, Society of Floristry Training Fund, Moreton Morrell College and Dartington Crystal, I am so grateful for your support and help.’

The tasks ahead are

  • Trees are my friends – Free arrangement
  • Summer dreams – Hand tied bouquet
  • Romantic picnic in a flowering meadow – Picnic table
  • The legend of the red and white rose – Bridal bouquet
  • Surprise !


We’re looking forward to celebrating a back-to-basics young florist championship with you, in one of the finest summer gardens of Europe. 

12 young florists have, in the end, enrolled in the EUROFLEURS tournament! Do you want to learn their names and the countries they represent, or know more about the competition tasks? Please visit the EUROFLEURS 2023 event page on the website. 
The EUROFLEURS 2023 program will include ‘Autumn Trends’ demonstrations by Dutch star florist, and EUROPA CUP 2022 winner (!), Hanneke Frankema on August 24 & 25. There will also be a Chinese Floral Culture Exhibition in the Chinese Pavilion – open throughout the whole event. 

EUROFLEURS 2023 sponsors include the Arboretum itself, Contrast Flowers Slovenia, and Concept Factory.

  Travel & accommodation
Ljubljana Airport offers many international flight connections. It is located not far from the capital city, as well as Kamnik and the Arboretum Volčji Potok.

To discover Arboretum Volčji Potok, the nearby medieval town of Kamnik, and capital city Ljubljana, please read these tips at The website also explains how to easily reach the Arboretum from any direction. 

Hotels and B&B’s in the region that came recommended are:  Hotel Šporn (city of Radomlje) Eco Resort (city of Kamnik) Hotel Kroma (city of Domžale) B&B Pod Skalo (city of Kamnik)
You can, of course, also try Airbnb or or a similar platform.

Any other questions? Feel free to send us a message.

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