Flower carpet 2016

A 20th Flower Carpet on the theme of Japan to celebrate 150 years of Belgo-Japanese friendship!  

Every two years, in the month of August, the Brussels Grand-Place is adorned with its most beautiful attire and becomes a gigantic ocean of flowers. This year will be even more special, as the famous carpet of flowers will be celebrating its 20th anniversary! 
In 2016, Belgium and Japan celebrated 150 years of diplomatic and friendly relations. It was therefore perfectly natural that the organisers had chosen to let the colours of Japan inspire the design of the carpet.

The 20th Flower Carpet, set up in Brussels' Grand Place, was adorned in a Japanese design to celebrate 150 years of Belgo-Japanese friendship. This ephemeral tapestry was made up of 1,800 m² of begonias, drawing inspiration from Japanese representations of flowers, birds, the wind and the moon to depict the beauty of nature. Visitors were able to admire this stunning creation from 12 to 15 August 2016 in its every detail, whether from floor level or from up high on the balcony of the Brussels Town Hall.