August 16, 2014 / OLD news posts
Brussels Flower Carpet

It might look like a vast woven tapestry, but this vibrantly coloured display in Brussels’ central square is actually made from thousands of begonias.

This year’s Flower Carpet – a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar – celebrates the strong Turkish influences in Belgium. Inspired by Turkey’s famous kilims, it measures 75 by 25 metres and features a variety of colours and geometric patterns. Visitors to the Grand-Place can admire the carpet and breathe in its glorious scent by simply strolling around the square, or take part in a tour of City Hall for a view from the balcony.

Until August 17 (City Hall tours held from 9–11am); Hôtel de Ville, Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium (

Words: Frances Hedges