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Flower Carpet & Flowertime 2024 in Brussels

Every year, the center of Belgium's capital gets covered with flowers

Dates: August 15–18, 2024

Flower Carpet & Flowertime
Flower Carpet & Flowertime
Flower Carpet & Flowertime
Flower Carpet & Flowertime
Flower Carpet & Flowertime
Flower Carpet & Flowertime
Flower Carpet & Flowertime
Flower Carpet & Flowertime
Flower Carpet & Flowertime

Two events—Flowertime and Flower Carpet—occur biennially and alter with one another. Every August, a team of florists brings magic to the center of Brussels: in the even years, they assemble the Flower Carpet on the GrandPlace, and in the odd years, the Town Hall becomes the focus of the Flowertime celebration. This year, The Flower Carpet welcomes visitors to witness the extraordinary spectacle.

The Flower Carpet (August 15–18, 2024)

Today, The Flower Carpet occupies the city's market square for four days—the time cut flowers can endure, regardless of weather conditions. Over 500,000 begonias and dahlias, grass, and bark assemble a vast floral carpet, 75 m (246 ft) long and 24 m (79 ft) wide. Begonias prove to be the best flowers for the installation as they have a wide and rich palette of colors and remain fresh for several days.

Those who come to view the Carpet at night can also enjoy a series of sound and light shows held at the square. Each event edition is dedicated to a certain topic and a special musical theme is composed to be played exclusively. There are no opening hours. Once the flower carpet is set, it can be viewed day and night.

Flowertime (August, 2025)

Flowertime lasts for five days. During this time, the Grand-Place and the Town Hall are adorned with flowers and floral installations. It becomes exceptional when more than 100,000 flowers deluge the Town Hall's rooms and corridors with a mixture of scents and colors. The theme of Flowertime also varies every year, and the organizers always try to add a little extra at night, such as a trio of musicians playing in the rooms of the Town Hall. By the way, the nighttime is a unique time during which you can avoid crowds.

Location & Tickets

The flower carpet at the Grand Place in the heart of Brussels is free to everyone. Visitors can enhance their experience with a visit to the Town Hall balcony, which provides a panoramic view of the extraordinary spectacle. Bookings can be made from 1 pm to 6 pm on 15 August, with the last admission at 5:30 pm, and from 10 am to 10 pm from 16 August to 18 August, with the last admission at 9:30 pm. Presale admission costs 7€. Kids aged ten and under have free admission. The Flowercarpen can also be seen through a webcam.

History of the Festival

The Flower Carpet was created in 1971. Since 1986, the installation has become a regular occurrence. Flower Time is a younger event, with the first edition taking place in 2013.

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