“This is a rural place, quiet and pleasant. I have got the space here to prepare and realize big as well as small jobs. Even when I was young, I already had my own botanical garden here in which I made all kinds grow and thrive. I am still grateful to my parents because they passed the love of nature on to me.”
For Geert, the best thing about his job is the variation. Geert’s bond with his team of four steady co-workers is very good too. He likes to share ideas with them and talk about the profession. Stay creative and don’t stand still, this is the advice Geert would like to give to everyone.
“Not only variety in everything I do, but also the change of season is something I find terribly beautiful. In Autumn I work a lot with branches and fruit. In Spring I look forward to the buds and spring bloomers. My customers know I prefer to work with seasonal materials; they won’t ask for sunflowers in Winter. The bond with my regular clients is very strong.” You can define Geert’s style as pure, simple and natural.
Geert Pattyn has been a self-employed floral designer for twenty years. Before that, he worked in a flower shop, after a training period in three different shops. You can find his workshop on the farm in Geluwe, where he grew up. He likes living and working in his parental home.
Geert is well-renowned, nationally as well as internationally. The past few decennia, his reputation has grown by him giving demonstrations and workshops, taking part in competitions, collaborating with Fleur Creatief magazine, transferring his knowledge to others and gathering a faithful core of clients.
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He has published five books and a birthday calendar. The Books are: Stijlvol aan tafel (Style at the Table), Stemmingen (Moods), Florale Kunst binnenshuis (Floral Interior Decoration), Twinkling Christmas: and a self titled book featuring his outstanding signature creations (Geert Pattyn, Masterflorist).
He also participated in Masters of Floral Art, the Floral Annual and the book about freeze-dried flowers by Avalane, Longlasting Beauty.