The Brussels flower carpet

The Flower Carpet Brussels is a biennial event that takes place on the Grand Place right in the historical center of Brussels. Volunteers from around Belgium and sometimes other nations convene at the heart of the city to weave a carpet-like tapestry out of colorful begonias.

The event takes place every other August, coordinating with Assumption Day. The first Flower Carpet of Brussels was created in 1971 and has been a showstopper every two years on the Grand Place since 1986. You can see an overview of all the carpets here

So every 2 years, just for 2 days the Grand-Place in Brussels is covered with a flower carpet that will dazzle your vision and stimulate your senses. The carpet of 77 m x 24 m. About 120 volunteers are needed to get the job done.

Around 600,000 begonias are used. They offer a rich palette of bright, glimmering colors and can boldly resist the sun's heat. Cut only once, as the creators place them directly onto the cobblestones, without soil. The result? An ephemeral flower scene, that must be seen at least once in your life.