Monaco Garden Club chooses ‘Seas and Oceans’ theme for 2024 International Bouquet Competition

The Monaco Garden Club, now under the High Patronage of Prince Albert II and the Presidency of Princess Caroline, was founded in 1968 by Princess Grace. The late Princess was very fond of beautiful blooms, a passion that provided the impetus for the creation of an annual International Bouquet Competition. 

For the 55th edition of the event, the club has decided on a theme that brings together the Principality’s traditional bouquet competition with its love of the marine world. 

As such, the seven categories open to florists include: vintage sailboats, coral reefs, fishing nets, storms at sea, icebergs and lunch on board. All are open to interpretation, allowing participants a broad canvas to work with.

The final – and always highly popular – category is reserved exclusively for young floral creatives aged six to 14 and calls for designs linked to the beach.  

The event is open to all, whether professional or amateur. It is expected to draw competitors from all over Europe who are inspired to share their own take on the nautical theme with the world.  


The show has two sets of jurists. The official jury is made up of judges, professors, international authors and specialists in floral art. They are responsible for awarding the special Princess Grace of Monaco Prize, along with the gold, silver and bronze for each category.  

The second jury is headed up by Princess Caroline and will be comprised of “personalities from the literary and artistic world”, who will give awards for a selection of virtues, such as originality in interpretation, elegance in composition, charm, best floral decoration, humour in design and colour harmony.  

All of the entries will be on display to the public at the Yacht Club de Monaco on 4th May from 6pm to 7.30pm and on 5th May from 9.30am to 6pm. Entry is free.  

To register to be a part of the 55th International Bouquet Competition or for more information, click here.


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