The Flower Carpet Display • Brussels
Every 2 years since 1986, over 600,000 flowers are weaved to make a carpet and is displayed at the Grand Palace, which is the historic center in Brussels.
This is known as The flower carpet display, which was first initiated by Landscape Architect, E. Strautman in 1971 and has now gone on to be a biennial tradition, taking place every other August, in the city.
These days, the display is orchestrated by the non-profit association Tapis de Fleurs, together with a team of illustrators, graphic designers and landscape architects, along with close to 400 volunteers who convene 24 hours to display day, in an effort to complete the 1,800 square meter flower carpet using colorful Begonias, which have been one of Belgiums major exports since 1860. Begonias pose rich, colourful pallets and are resistant to all weather conditions, perfect for the duration of the display.
The Flower Carpet has a different theme every year it is displayed and honors different traditions and countries from around the world.
Previous designs have been inspired by 18th Century French designs, the colors of Africa and its traditional fabrics and customs, with many more innovative themes and even more to come!
Get a stunning wide-angle view from the Town Hall balcony and stick around for the musical theme that is composed specifically for each year, a concert, sound & light show!
Enjoy the lights, sounds, colors and scents!