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Folklore And Tradition : Flowers

The Brussels Flower Carpet on the Grand Place

The Brussels Flower Carpet on the Grand Place
© OPT / J.P. Remy
  • Opening periods
    • from Friday 15 August 2014 to Sunday 17 August 2014
    • Address:

      1000 BRUXELLESBelgium

    • MAPS: Google Maps

    This creation is a genuine challenge: 1800m², a million flowers and dozens of artisans working tirelessly on Brussels' Grand Place, in August 2014.

    This magnificent multicoloured carpet can be admired from the balcony of the City Hall, which will be open to the public.

    The flowers offer a rich palette of gleaming, bright colours and resist the sun's rays and heat surprisingly well once they are cut, as they are placed directly on the square's cobblestones, without a layer of soil.

    A monumental artwork

    This enormous piece of art is an ephemeral and original creation and requires months of careful designing and preparation.

    Despite this, putting together this masterpiece only takes one day! Hundreds of florists follow a meticulous plan to the letter, as each of the begonias and dahlias that make up this gigantic artwork have their own precise place.

    The event takes place every two years (on even years).

    Don't miss this extraordinary spectacle!


    • tel. : +32 (0) 2 513 89 40
    • website :

    We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.