Discover the Flowertime 2017
& Press release
> GRAND PLACE
Summery flower magic in the City Hall of Brussels!
By the creators of the Brussels Flower Carpet and Floraliën
More than 100,000 flowers, thirty plus floral artists and thirteen magnificent historical rooms. The creators of the Brussels Flower Carpet and the Floraliën once again join forces for Flowertime. A must for every flower or architecture lover!
Every other summer, in alternation with the Flower Carpet of the Grand Place, the City Hall of Brussels receives Flowertime.
The enchanting building is transformed into an idyllic place for a stroll. The entry hall, the corridors, the offices, meeting and reception rooms are adorned with dozens of floral arrangements. Each of them unique and surprising! These magnificently coloured and scented pictures are created by internationally renowned landscape architects and floral artists.
A blend of Gothic and classical styles, it is located on the south side of the Grand Place. The Town Hall constitutes the sole medieval vestige of the Grand-Place and is regarded as a masterpiece of Gothic civil architecture, and more particularly of the Brabant Gothic. Its tower is 96 metres high.
The Grand Place is the historical heart of Brussels. Here Gothic style can be seen adjacent to opulent baroque, neo-classical as well as neo-Gothic. The Grand Place is regarded by its admirers as “the most beautiful central square in the world”! Its construction began in the 15th century, with halls, guild houses and a Town Hall. It was virtually razed after three full days of bombardment by the French Army in 1695, yet was rebuilt in less than five years, notably by the different guilds.
Since 2000 the entire Grand Place has been listed as a Unesco world heritage site. The floral tour of each Flowertime starts on the Grand Place and takes you along the most beautiful rooms of the City Hall.
Flowertime is organised by the City of Brussels and the non-profit association Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles, which every two years creates the marvellous carpet on Brussels’ Grand Place. The artistic direction of the event is in the green-fingered hands of the world-famous Floraliën.
Brussels Flower Carpet association
Hôtel de Ville – Grand-Place