Dini Holtrop of ‘Bloemsierkunst He-As’ in Heerenveen is the new Floral Design Champion of the Netherlands! She won first place at the Dutch Championship in Flower Arranging that was recently concluded at the FLORALIËN Netherlands indoor garden spectacle, in the city of Den Bosch
The impressive win earns Dini Holtrop the right to officially represent The Netherlands at the upcoming ‘Europa Cup’ European Floristry Championship 2015, where she will once again face some very intense competition: the national florist champions of a large number of other European nations!
Runner-up in the coveted Dutch flower arrangement championship was Hanneke Frankema (from Sneek) The 387.3 points she scored in the tournament placed her a fair bit behind winning Dini’s 404,7 however. Alex Aalders (from Assen) came in third place, with a total score of 382,7 points.
Lots of photos of the beautiful floral arrangements made during the championship can be found here on our Facebook page.
The contestants had to compete over the course of five rounds. Two of the tasks could be prepared at home while the remaining three were only announced during the championship. Judging was, of course, in the hands of an expert jury.
Just twelve professional Dutch arrangers had qualified for the finals of the four-yearly championship, during a number of arduous regional trials.