Russia

Natalia Zhizhko

Russia

Natalia Zhizhko
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Competitor Information

Natalia Zhizhko

Hometown: Moscow
Favorite flower: All flowers, but especially the yellow varieties like Peony Bartzella, Poppies, Dahlias and Gloriosa

Professional experience:

  • 2002: First place, Kiev Spring, Ukraine
  • 2004: Bronze medal, Pacific Flora, Shizuoka, Japan
  • 2006: Fourth place, Russian Cup
  • 2009: First place, Russian Cup
  • 2010: Fourth place, Russian Cup
  • 2011: First place, Europa Cup, Czech Republic
  • 2015: Gold medal, World Flower Garden Show, Japan
  • 2016: Silver medal, Singapore Garden Festival, Singapore
  • 2016: Silver medal, World Flower Garden Show, Japan
  • 2017: Trend Award, International Floral Design Awards, “Flower Moments” Seoul, Korea
  • 2018: Second place, Estonian Cup

Biography:

Natalia Zhizhko studied Biology at the University in Russia, but was born and raised in Estonia. She believes that the style and handwriting of Scandinavian masters of floristry and the Estonian culture (where everything is impregnated by design) influenced her aesthetic education. Her education in flower design began with a class from renowned designer in international floristry, Gregor Lersch. He became Natalia’s main guide in the world of floristry and she continues learning from him.

Natalia’s motto in life: there is always something to learn and ways to continue developing. From working in a flower shop to participating in competitions, seminars and master classes with various teachers around the world, Natalia has achieved amazing results. She became the European Champion and brought Russia to the flower Olympus, where she became a trendsetter of flower design.

Her love of nature, passion for world travel and the ability to notice beauty created by nature have all helped to form the recognizable handwriting of Natalia’s floral works. With each piece, she aims to demonstrate the uniqueness and natural beauty of flowers.

Recently, Natalia began creating art installations, bringing floral design to the level of modern art. Her pieces incorporate a bioorganic form, ergonomics, modularity and mobility, encouraging viewers to interact with flowers. In addition, Natalia presents at floral demonstrations and workshops around the globe, where she shares her experience and knowledge with students and viewers. She also has a successful business providing decorations for large-scale weddings and private celebrations in Russia and throughout the world.

Natalia adores traveling, visiting unique places and finding beauty in nature everywhere she goes. When she has free time, Natalia also likes extreme sports such as surfing and snowboarding.

Natalia Zhizhko is representing Russia on behalf of Interflora.