Every year the beautiful Catalan city of Girona holds an annual flower festival to celebrate the spring, and this time, we were in town to snap some photos of the vivid streets littered with thousands of colorful buds. The spectacular show hosts creations by local artists, designers, and gardeners who build flower-based installations across the city. Most of the narrow streets are transformed into cascades of flowers, and colorful sculptures are suspended between the stone buildings. Step inside our photo gallery to see all of our pics from this inspirational scene!
Tropical flower installations and blooming rose-filled rooms were some of the more traditional displays at the show, but many of Girona’s exhibits were more contemporary than others, like a room of brightly-lit sunflowers contained within walls of cardboard boxes. One of our favorites was created by artists Ignasi Esteve and Marc Vicens – a simple wooden frame installation in the university plaza with just a red ladder between two grass-clad floors.
This year’s festival was a bit more humble than in previous years, presumably due to a decreased budget for the event, but many of the city’s ancient ruins and public terraces were transformed dramatically by using simple ideas. For example, hanging above one street was a floral web made from recycled plastic industrial materials.
If you are in the northern region of Spain and want to see a gorgeous floral display, Girona’s flower festival will be on show through May 20.
Images courtesy of Helen Morgan