16. INTERNATIONAL WILD FLOWER FESTIVAL
27. MAY - 12. JUNE 2022

The International Wild Flower Festival is a bouquet of botanical tours, events and culinary experiences dedicated to wild plants, the floral wealth of Bohinj and the local offer.

Festival events take place every year in May and June at various locations in Bohinj, which comprises 24 villages and covers an area of more than 300 km².

THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME:


Pre-festival market: seedling fair of Bohinjska Bistrica Primary School

Psnakova and Pocarjeva domačija Zgornja Radovna: Nature 2000 Day in Zgornja Radovna and Museum Day at Pocarjeva domačija


Opening of the floral embroidery exhibition with a performance by the Lake Land Voices and Triglavske rož’ce


Wild flower photo exhibition

Children’s workshop: Fun and educational, When stones bloom

Bohinj Rhapsodie concert with French and Slovenian musicians (jazz, French and Slovenian traditional music)


Wild flower photo exhibition

Ornithological guided tour from Stara Fužina to Studor

Bohinjska Bistrica market for the opening of the International Wild Flower Festival with live music and open-air cuisine

”At the end of the world, where fairy tales are at home” – Zlatorog’s Fairytale Trail

Wild food with Polna Cajna


Wild flower photo exhibition

Mountain flowers at Bregar’s and Knofl’s lodge

Jernej Kavšek: Lecture on orchids of Bela Krajina and embroidery exhibition


Wild flower photo exhibition

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Bohinjska Bistrica in the past and present.

Children’s botanical walk What’s blooming there?

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Exhibition and embroidery workshop

Yoga, sound and silence at the eclipse


Wild flower photo exhibition

With e-bikes through the Voje valley

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Exploring Goričca, guided tour of the botanical garden

Cheese workshop at Pr’ Odolnek Farm

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Floral motifs embroidery workshop

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Evening torch walk


Wild flower photo exhibition

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Floral motifs embroidery workshop


Wild flower photo exhibition

Harmony of water, forest and screes with a tour of the thick trees

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Floral motifs embroidery workshop


Wild flower photo exhibition

From Hayracks to the Oplen House

The richness of hilly meadows, a guided botanical excursion to Vogar

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Floral motifs embroidery workshop

Opening of the exhibition Eternal Change, Captured in a Photographic Lens


Wild flower photo exhibition

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Four Hearted Men Run

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Morning yoga by the lake

Wild food with Polna Cajna

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Floral motifs embroidery workshop

This flower has spoken: a storytelling and music evening with Irena Cerar and Eva Jensterle (in Slovenian language)

Classical music concert


Wild flower photo exhibition

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Four Hearted Men Run

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Guided tour of the Zlatorog Fairy Tale Trail

Concert by Irish band Bog Bards

Walk to the Rožič’s apiary

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Floral motifs embroidery workshop


Wild flower photo exhibition

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Bohinjska Bistrica in the past and present.

From Ukanec to the Savica Waterfall, guided botanical excursion

Children’s workshop: Fun and educational, Making a herbarium


Wild flower photo exhibition

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Exploring Goričca, guided tour of the botanical garden

Life for Seeds Lecture Flowering meadows – how to preserve them


Wild flower photo exhibition

Guided tour of the Goreljek Marsh (VrH Julijcev project)


Wild flower photo exhibition

Exploring Goričca, guided tour of the botanical garden

Lecture on quiet areas and gates in Pokljuka (VrH Julijcev project) (in Slovenian language)


Wild flower photo exhibition

Expert field guided tour – Getting to know the Cucurbits, led by Blaž Blažič (Life for Seeds project)

Cooking art from Bohinj – Vodnik’s recipes

The sounds of forest, a guided experience in the forest

Lecture by Dr. Žig Zwitter: The history of species-rich meadows in the south-eastern Alps: fundamental effects of management on the frequency of plant species from the Middle Ages to the mid-20th century (in Slovenian language)


Wild flower photo exhibition

Meandering among the flowers


Wild flower photo exhibition

Through picturesque gorges to cuckoos flowers and lilies of the Voje valley

Foraging and cooking workshop with Karmen Gajšek

Closing concert of the International Alpine Flower Festival

Flower shop

Bohinj is transformed into a large botanical garden in springtime, when the first flowers bloom. Bohinj has more than 1,000 different species of plants. This garden is the treasure at the heart of the International Wild Flower Festival.
The botanical reputation of the Black soil and its surroundings has been known for more than 200 years. Karel Zois and F. X. Wulfen are mainly responsible for this, but later other researchers also visited the site. Even without this information, however, anyone who climbs mountain Črna prst in early summer will notice the great variety and beauty of the flowers growing there, which this book will help you to find and identify.

BLOSSOMING CULINARY DELIGHTS

We are observers of nature, and yet our walks to the flowerbeds inadvertently remind us of what is to come. What we pick from the garden is later prepared in our kitchens and eaten with pleasure. The floral bounty will be transformed into culinary creations for our hikers in restaurants with the Bohinjsko/From Bohinj certificate.

The floral menus are available at a flat rate of 20,00 € and with the botanical tour package only 18,00 €.

After a walk full of impressions, we can’t imagine a better ending.

Marinated trout, trout caviar, cold chamomile soup, peas, watercress

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Pork tenderloin and cheeks, bacon, apple mustard, cheese gnocchi, fried cottage cheese with wild herbs

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Elderflower cream, strawberries, egg white sponge cake, sour cream and pollen ice cream

Tomato carpaccio with Bohinj cheese and local butter and basil, and toasted bread cubes in olive oil

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Trout fillet in a ”trdinka” flour casing, on buckwheat porridge with mushrooms, garlic pesto and local sour cream

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Seasonal composed salad

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Elderflower yoghurt clotted cream on shortcrust pastry with hot house grape jam

Green Alpine soup

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”Šupfnudli” with Bohinj cream, pancetta and asparagus, Prangarček hard cheese, chicken fillet

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Dessert “Savica”

Deer carpaccio, garlic mayonnaise, Prangarčkova gouda cheese, herb oil, Jerusalem artichokes, blackberries

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Zupan’s red trout, horseradish foam, pickled wild onion, Cerkovnik’s pollen, mustard seeds, cauliflower puree, apple veloute

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Honey ice cream, honey sponge cake, pollen, butter crumble, candied trumpets, pollen

Smoked duck

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Rabbit’s liver made our way

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Chocolate souffle with flower ice cream

Semame soup with potatoes and bacon

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Lamb chops, currant sauce, chive puree, green asparagus, fried herb butter

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Chocolate walnut fondant, raspberries, mint ice cream, honeycomb

Herb curd with smoked trout on a shortcrust pastry cracker

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Beef cheek; polenta with truffles, wine sauce, vegetables

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Cheesecake on display

Škantar’s goat’s cheese mousse

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Smoked and roasted pork belly

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Tarragon jar

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