Magical Begonia Carpet in Brussels

For 3 days in mid August, the heart of Brussels was ornamented by a vast carpet with a colorful pattern made from more than 800,000 begonias

This biannual tradition was initiated in 1971

To learn more about the fascinating history of this  event , how these magical carpets are designed, and to see images of all these previous jewels, go to

The carpet spread over 2000 sq meters (about 18,000 sq ft) was adorned by various logos intending to symbolize the Belgian presidency of the European Union

Each square meter holds about 300 begonias, individually placed by more than 100 volunteers

2 Comments on “Magical Begonia Carpet in Brussels”

  • Alice Joyce September 2nd, 2010 10:23 pm

    I’m wondering if this is the Grand Place in Brussels.

    It was a vast parking lot when I visited years ago!

  • Françoise September 3rd, 2010 1:11 am

    It is the Grand Place in Brussels! How fabulous that you got to see this!!!

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