Every two years people
can admire the carpet of flowers on the Grand Place in Brussels. This year,
700,000 begonias form the largest tapestry of the Savonnerie the world:
a tribute to the French presidency of the European Union.
. Since 1971, it is
the 16th carpet of flowers on the Grand Place in Brussels. In recent years,
the flower carpet has become one of the biggest attractions of Brussels.
. This year, the flower
carpet designed by floral architect Mark Schautteet is inspired by the
tapestry of the French Savonnerie, which dates from
the 17th century. 700,000 begonias form a colourfum motif on
which appears the patron saint Saint-Michel and the iris of the
. One hundred volunteers
have brought flowers on the Grand Place. For the floral carpet
of flowers to be perfect, the design is fully represented
in size on a transparent plastic perforated to create a micro-humid
climate which must keep fresh flowers and colorful.
The official opening will be accompanied by music created specially
for the occasion by the composer Gregory Dune.