Juzaburo Sekiye had a dream of furthering the cause of world peace through sharing a love and knowledge of flowers... "making the flower the symbol of peace and culture without regard to country boundaries."
To promote world peace by sharing the beauty of flowers.
To exchange design techniques and ideas with industry professionals around the world. To learn about the latest care and handling techniques. And to promote student exchange programs, which allow students to study floral design in countries other than their own.
To meet people from other countries and cultures who may be new sources for products and supplies. To broaden knowledge about sound business practices worldwide. To make lasting friendships with others in the floral profession.
World Flower Council is a Non-Profit Association depending entirely on the generous support of members, industry suppliers, and friends for funding.
On Easter Sunday, in an altar in front of St Peter’s Basilica, something resembling a communing with nature will take place when Pope Francis celebrates Mass surrounded by a stunning floral display made up of 30,000 tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. The square will be an awash of yellow, dark purple, salmon and orange while hundreds of three foot tall delphiniums will decorate the famous colonnades surrounding the piazza.