Floralia Brussels is an annual flower exhibition at the Grand Bigard castle (Kasteel van Groot-Bijgaarden). It is located 10-15 minutes west of Brussels but requires a greater amount of time to view the entire exhibition as the flowers cover 14 hectares (35 acres) of the park.
Around 500 varieties of flowers are showcased at Floralia Brussels. The main focus is placed on tulips, which are represented by 400 different species. Additionally, numerous varieties of hyacinths, daffodils, and narcissus grow in the park. The flowers are arranged in beds and figures of birds and animals carefully cultivated by florists. In general, the preparations for Floralia take a lot of time and effort as every bulb is planted individually by hand. Besides, floral designers work on the exhibition project for months ahead of time.
For one weekend of Floralia, visitors can observe people dressed in Venetian costumes wandering in the park. Fake counts and countesses stroll between flowers to make the exhibition look even more colourful and impressive.
There is a 14€ fee to visit the gardens and greenhouses.