Brussels Flower Carpet


Brussels, Biggest carpet of flowers in the world, , Belgium

The first Brussels flower carpet took place in 1971 on the Grand-Place by the landscape architect E. Stautemans. Since then there have been 18 flower carpets and they have appeared every other year since 1986. The main component of every carpet is the begonia. A native of the West Indies and cultivated almost exclusively in the Ghent area since 1860, Belgium cultivates 60 million begonia tubers every year and is recognized as the world’s largest producer.

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