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Twentieth Flower Carpet in Brussels
12th - 15th august, 2016: Every two years on the weekend of august 15th a magnificent flower carpet is laid at the Brussels Grand Place, the jewel of Gothic architecture. The balcony of the town hall offers a wide angle view of the carpet. A musical theme is composed for every edition of the carpet. The nonprofit association Tapis De Fleurs appoints a committee of experienced professionals especially for this purpose.
This year the 20th edition of the flower carpet opened with Japan as its theme on 12th august with over 600,000 flowers to celebrate 150 years of Belgo - Japanese friendship. The Flower Carpet was 75 m long by 24 m wide. 1,800 m2 of begonias, around 300 cut flowers per m2 were laid. A hundred volunteers assembled the carpet in 4 hours. An exhibition was conducted in the Royal Galleries St - Hubert from 15th july to 15th august, 2016 which brought to light the beautiful ephemeral tapestries and also giant photographs of the nineteen flower carpets along with the drawing of the 2016 flower carpet.
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