After undergoing her secondary education at OLVP in Sint-Niklaas Annick Mertens pursued a graduate degree in agriculture / agribusiness. It was her great desire to be a landscaper, but driven by her parents, she became a florist. The philosophy between the two art-forms is quite similar. In both case artictic creations are made using natural materials. The only difference is in that gardens last longer than flower arrangements.
She also gives monthly workshops for adults and children and strives to give her students a great message; just unwind amidst beautiful flower arrangements while learning new techniques in a serene upcountry setting; getting tips and tricks, while enjoying an aperitif, a cozy coffee time, laugh together, work together with respect for each other and finally with a satisfied feeling return back home!
In 2003 Annick start her own flower shop in Onverbloemd Verrebroek. A walk in shop packed with fun and poetic floral arrangements and ideas.