After attending primary and secondary horticultural school, Johan Martens (1962) attended the master florist’s course in Vught in the Netherlands. After graduation he became a professional floral designer. At one time he owned a florist’s shop and a garden centre, but nowadays he works full-time as a self-employed floral designer and florist. Johan took part in the Dutch Championships in 1997 and 1998 (and reached the finals) and won second place at the 1998 international Tivoli Cup festival in Copenhagen. He has worked for “Tradeshow Fleur” and the “Internationale Bloemen Vaktentoonstelling” and held workshops for the Flowercouncil of Holland throughout Europe. He regularly decorates at exhibitions, judging competitions and gives floral demonstrations. Nowadays he is the owner of his own company “Floral Moments” and very occupied with freelance assignments. In this new role he is e.g. responsible for the autum show of FloraZON in Venlo which will be held for the 11th time this September. It will be the 3rd time that he will decorate the church during the Rozenfestival Lottum in the Netherlands.
For Johan Martens searching for new things, innovative developments in his profession and getting inspired by others is of great importance.