August 15 - September 5

"First flower festival in Brussels since pandemic"

The city of Brussels welcomed back natural colours with the start of a new flower festival called “Bruxelles en Fleurs” (Brussels in Flowers). The festival began on 15 August and will go on until 5 September.

It combines artistic flower arrangements by florists from all around the country creating a picturesque route on the Grand-Place (Grand Square). Since last year’s Flower Carpet was cancelled, this will be the first time Brussels has been covered in flowers since the start of the pandemic.

The festival is organized by the city, in tandem with the non-profit Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles (Flower Carpet of Brussels) and the organisation Floraliën, a Ghent based flower festival.

The summer flower-filled tradition of Brussels
The Flower Carpet of Brussels is an iconic biannual flower festival where a massive floral arrangement adorns the Grand Square. It has been going on for the last 50 years and at this point, it has become a staple of the Belgian capital.

However, last year the festival was halted, due to the pandemic. With the next edition scheduled for 2022, the organisers wanted to fill Brussels’ flower event gap and bring something unique to the city.

The festival will take visitors on a floral journey through the streets around the Grand Square turning the Flower Carpet into a flower sky. People will be surrounded and submerged into the unique artistic arrangements and their vibrant colours.

The arrangements will combine natural and artificial elements in larger than life installations.

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