Wild Flower Festival Bohinj

Wild Flower Festival Bohinj Photo: Tomo Jesenicnik / www.slovenia.info

The blooming landscape of Bohinj Valley

Bohinj, May 24 – June 9, 2019 | 9:00 - 21:00

Places: Bohinjska Bistrica, Stara Fužina, Ribčev Laz, Studor

Bohinj is one of the hidden gems of Slovenia and the place where the flowers have their own festival –  the International Wild Flower Festival, as a form of a 'slow tourism'.

The intact natural beauty of the mountains around the Bohinj Valley hides some of rare alpine flowers which grow only in the Slovenian Alps.

The festival is much more than increasing knowledge and revealing the secret habitats of rare wild flowers. It has become interesting for a wide group of visitors who are interested in flowers, active and adventurous vacation, relaxation and guiding botanical excursions in the nature. A bouquet of colourful events present the alpine flowers in all kinds of environment in Bohinj along the waters, meadows and mountains.

If you want to experience magnificent beauties of Bohinj Valley and Slovenian Alps, take part in daily guided excursions. We recommend some of them:

Ancient Garden and the oldest Bohinj village

  • Guided tour with archaeologist Mija Ogrin
  • Date and time: May 26, 2019
  • Duration: 3 hours

Along the Rapallo Border

  • Guided hiking tour
  • Date and time: May 26, 2019
  • Duration: 4 hours

Edible wild flowers

  • Collecting and preparation - workshop with well known Slovenian expert
  • Date and time: May 26, 2019
  • Duration: 3 - 4 hours

There are more interesting guided botanical trips and workshops during the Wild Flower Festival.

Contact us at info@inlandia.com for more details and book your favourite daily trip with accommodation via Inlandia.com.

Recommended accommodation: Hike&Bike Chalet and Apartments Alpik

Festival Facts & Events 2019

Iris cengialti f. vochinensis ("Iris of Bohinj") is the symbol of the International Wild Flower Festival. It is one of the most beautiful flowers in Bohinj. In the Ancient Egipt it was considered as a flower of kings. The Slavic nations connect this flower with the god of the sky and lightning "Perun" or his wife "Perunika" (Slovenian name for iris). In the Middle Ages iris was considered a symbol of knighthood – its distinctive three petals symbolise faith, wisdom and nobleness. In Japan iris symbolises martial virtues and heroism as well.

  • Opening Celebration, May 25 at 20:00
  • Floral Cuisine workshop, May 26 & June 9
  • Goričca botanical excursion, May 27
  • Guided botanical tour to Vogar, May 28
  • Making of bouqets from meadow plants, May 28 at 16:00
  • Guided botanical excursion at the North side of Lake Bohinj, May 30
  • Embroidery with flower motives, May 30
  • Guided botanical excursion to Rudnica, May 31
  • Photography workshop for children and adults
  • Culinary evenings
  • Classical concert in Pokljuka forest, June 2
  • Guided botanical excursion to Voje Valley, June 4

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