The 2018 Flower Carpet

Visits & Discoveries
Written by Kaya Josse - 16 Apr 2018, 15:33 (Updated: 12 Jan 2022, 04:55)
The 2018 Flower Carpet
From 16 to 19 August, the Carpet of Flowers will settle on the Grand-Place of Brussels with more than 500,000 flowers.

A little history
Since its creation in August 1971, every two years around August 15th, the Grand-Place reveals its splendid carpet of flowers. A masterpiece that brings together and amazes Brussels residents and tourists alike! Each edition, a particular theme. At the last edition, in 2016, to celebrate the 150 years of friendship between Belgium and Japan, the Carpet of Flowers was covered with an Asian design and put Japan in the spotlight.


The carpet of flowers in 2018
From August 16 to 19, more than 1800 square meters of begonias, dahlias, grass and tree bark will be exhibited on the Grand Place. From the balcony of the Hôtel de Ville, you will have a magnificent panoramic view of this floral tapestry.


This year, it's been 20 years since the Grand Place in Brussels is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this occasion, the organizers prepare an additional floral surprise near the Grand-Place!


Useful information :

Construction of the Flower Carpet on the Grand-Place: August 16, from 8:00 to 12:00
Official opening: August 16 at 8:00 pm
City Hall balcony tour: August 16th, from 1 pm to 6 pm (last admission: 5.30 pm), August 17-19, from 10 am to 10 pm (last admission: 9.30 pm). Tickets will be on sale from May 17th on the event organizer's website, Flower Carpet (priority access) or at the entrance on the day of your visit (standard access)
Sound and Light Show: August 17 to 19, 9:30 pm, 10 pm and 10:30 pm
Panoramic view from the balcony of the Hôtel de Ville: € 5.00 (free for children under 10)
During the event, the Grand Place is freely accessible.

More information will follow in the coming weeks!

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