Monday, December 15, 2008

Brussels Flower Carpet

Every Two years the main market square in Brusssels is decorated by a wonderful flower carpet of 700.000 Begonias displayed on Grand place the market square of Brussels. This year the magnificent design was inspired from 18th century French patterns. The size of the flower carpet is 300 sqm and made by hundred experienced gardeners in less than four hours. For just three days you can admire this exceptional and ephemeral creation. There are tourists from all over the world who come to see the flower carpet
Craftsmen arrange the carpet by hand, directly onto the spare's cobblestones without any soil. Grass and tree bark were aslo used to provide colour.

The first Carpet of flower was created in 1971 as a way to promote begoinas. Each square metre of ground contains more than 300 flowers.




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