Brussels Flower Carpet: Celebrating 20 years in Japanese style

The Flower Carpet event of Brussels turns 20 this year! Belgians claim that they produce about 60 million begonias each year so such a notable carpet cannot be made of any other flowers, but begonias. They mainly come from the region of Ghent, a famous Belgian city, which is located in Flanders.

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This year the Flower Carpet’s theme is dedicated to the 150’s anniversary of the Japanese-Belgian friendship. Therefore both patterns and coloured are inspired from the Japanese culture and traditions.

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The carpet illustrates, among others, traditional cultural symbols such as good luck talismans, birds, the wind, the moon, pine trees, bamboos and the famous cherry blossoms.

Preparing a Flower Carpet is an elaborated project taking two years. The project outcome is a carpet, which is always different each two years. The carpet size is 75 m with 24 m and covers an area of 1,800 square meters. This year’s carpet accommodates about 600,000 begonias and dahlias.

More articles on the same subject

The Magic Begonia Carpet of Grand-Place in Brussels (2014 Carpet)

The making of the begonia carpet in Brussels’ Grand-Place (2014)

A journey to one-of-a-kind place: Blooming Grand-Place in Brussels (2014, with pictures of the previous carpet editions going back to 2000)

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