Brussels Flower Carpet (Brussels, August 2022)


Brussels Flower Carpet is an occasion happening in Brussels each two years in the course of the third week of August, to coincide with the Assumption Day.

In only one morning, Belgian begonia cultivators adorn 1,800 m2 of Brussels’ Grand-Place with a gorgeous floral carpet utilizing over 600,000 begonias depicting a theme (in 2018 the theme was be “Guanajuato, cultural delight of Mexico”). Round 300 begonias per sq. meter are assembled, flower-by-flower, by over 100 volunteers.

The primary Flower Carpet in Brussels was created in 1971 by panorama architect Etienne Stautemas, who began experimenting with smaller flower tapestries within the 1950s and created his first flower carpet in his hometown of Zottegem in 1965.

The Grand-Place (Grote Markt in Dutch) is a UNESCO World Heritage Website and is a wonderful instance of Gothic structure, surrounded by opulent guildhalls, the Metropolis Corridor and the King’s Home (Maison du Roi/Broodhuis), at the moment a museum.

The place

Grand-Place (Grote Markt), Brussels

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From 13 to 16 August 2020

How A lot

Entrance to the Grand-Place is free however for a panoramic view of the Flower Carpet you should purchase a ticket to the Metropolis Corridor’s balcony (€6, free for kids below 10).

What’s On

Building of the Flower Carpet: 13 August, eight.00 a.m. to 12.00 midday

Construction of the Flower Carpet on the Grand Place

Building of the Flower Carpet on the Grand Place (c) Francisco Conde Sánchez


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