Brussels Flower Carpet

Revisit the Brussels Flower Carpet

Did you miss the Flower Carpet last year? Why not check out the Flower Carpet 2020 in the historical and a UNESCO World Heritage site in Brussels, the Grand Place? If waiting is not your thing, why hold the fun too long and come to Flowertime 2019 as an excellent option?

The Brussels Flower Carpet 2018

Every 2 years, the Grand Place is covered with a huge flower carpet of colorful begonias. The city of Brussels celebrated its 21st edition of Flower Carpet last August 16-19, 2018, with its theme of “Guanajuato, cultural pride of Mexico”.

The annual highlight of last year’s theme was “La Octava Noche” in Uriangato, a city in the south of Guanajuato. Just like Brussels, Guanajuato also hosts a beautiful and very rich flower tradition. For the first time in its history, the Flower Carpet had a Latin American touch.

What you need to know about the Brussels Flower Carpet or Het Bloementapijt! Plus discover Flowertime! by Belgian Filipino Lovers

The Flower Carpet Tradition

The tradition dates back to 1971 when landscape architect, Etienne Stautemas, initiated the first Flower Carpet in the historical center of the city. From then on, the Flower Carpet emerged as one of the famous attractions in Brussels biennially.

In just 4 hours, 100 volunteers assemble 600,000 begonias in 75 m long and 24 m wide carpet in the Grand Place. The tapestry always exhibits begonias, one of Belgium’s major exports since 1860. A non-profit association Tapis de Fleurs assembles a committee of professionals who come up with the design and plan.

The Brussels Flower Carpet 2020

The Brussels City Hall will be in full bloom again at its majestic beauty as the Flower Carpet 2020 is set to lay out on August 13 – 16, 2020. The entrance to the Grand Place is typically free but the visitors can buy a ticket for a panoramic view from the balcony of the City Hall, which will presale starting on May 18, 2020. For children under 10 years, entrance is usually free.

Brussels Flower Carpet Panorama, Photo by Gaston Batistini(Flickr)


  1. Construction of the Flower Carpet and Show: August 13, 2020
  2. Flower Carpet opens to the Public: August 13 – 16, 2020
Volunteers constructing the Flower Carpet, Photo by fabonthemoon(Flickr)

Aside from the biennial celebration of Flower Carpet in Brussels, the city also celebrates on 2020 the 21st anniversary of the Grand-Place becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Did you miss the Brussels Flower Carpet 2018? Good news! You don’t have to wait for next year! From the creators of Brussels Flower Carpet and Floraliën, they proudly present you, “Flowertime“. The summer-flower exhibition brings magic to the Brussels City Hall from August 14 – 18, 2019.

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Kathleen Ynzon is born and raised in Palawan, Philippines before she moved to Belgium in 2014. She graduated with bachelor's degree in Nursing and a license holder in the Philippines. Traveling the world is one of her greatest dreams. Aside from her love for outdoors, she also enjoys her indoor moments. She is passionate about travel, food, and health.

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