More than 30 international top florists make Brussels City Hall bloom

Wednesday, August 14, from 9 am to 12 noon

On behalf of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Brussels, Delphine Houba, Alderwoman for Culture, Tourism and Big events, and the members of the Brussels Flower Carpet nonprofit organisation are pleased to invite you to the opening of Flowertime on Wednesday, August 14, from 9 am to 12 noon.

Held every two years so as not to clash with the Grand Place being covered in its Flower Carpet, the floral art festival Flowertime transforms Brussels City Hall into a wonderful, summer flower garden. This year’s edition runs from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 August and promises to be more international than ever. 

On the theme of “A World of Floral Emotions”, more than 30 top florists from 13 countries will decorate the magnificent rooms of Brussels City Hall, a Unesco masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Brussels’ famous Grand Place will host for the occasion a stunning flower arch composed of 500 fuchsias.

Flowertime 2019: press program

12 and 13 August 2019: set-up of the exhibition

  • 12 and 13 August: by appointment only: possibility to follow the set-up of the exhibition
  • 12 August from 9 am (until Friday 16 August): Manneken-Pis gets dressed up for Flowertime by floral artist Geoffroy Mottart.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019: press preview of the exhibition and opening for the general public

  • From 7 am to 10 am: construction of the fuchsia arch on Brussels' Grand Place
  • From 9 am to 12 noon: exclusive preview of the exhibition for the press. The florists put the finishing touches to their artwork. Accredited journalists and photographs can follow the final preparations throughout the morning.
  • The exhibition opens to the public at 1 pm (doors close at 6.30 pm on 14 August).

Please confirm your attendance before August 9 and send interview and film requests to:

Brussels Flower Carpet Association - Karel Goethals - [email protected] - +32 (0) 485 82 96 52

Please find more details about Flowertime in the attached press file.

Info & tickets at

Press file Flowertime 2019

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Karel Goethals

Brussels Flower Carpet Association

About Flower Carpet

The Brussels Flower Carpet is a biennial initiative that was launched by the City of Brussels and the ASBL (non-profit organisation) Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles. The Flower Carpet, which has been running since 1971, attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the Grand Place and has become a true point of reference around the world. Since 2013 it is organised in alternation with Flowertime, a major international plant and flower arranging event inside Brussels City Hall. 


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