Italian garden transported in heart of Brussels
From 13 to 16 August 2015, a unique opportunity to visit the Brussels City Hall transformed into an enormous floral exhibition Several big names from the world of floral art have confirmed their presence
Brussels City Hall and the Grand-Place will, for the second time, be transformed into a garden of 1001 colours and scents. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through this sublime historical building which is not usually open to the general public! This year, Flowertime will follow the theme of Italian Baroque: Italian gardens will be transported to the heart of Brussels, as if by magic…
Flower time is a project on an exceptional scale. The 23 floral artists, of international renown, have just 2 ½ days to entirely decorate the majestic rooms of the City Hall. A true feat for which they will need:
- 100m3 of soil (10 truckfuls!) and 36,000 Begonias will be transported to the Grand-Place.
- 35 Tuscan cypresses will be planted. They are 9 metres tall (3 floors of an average house!)
- A wonderful opportunity to make floral creation known, an art that is still so little known and that our country excels in!
Some florists who are known worldwide have already confirmed their presence. To mention just a few:
Mark Colle, who has worked with some of the leading names in fashion design, such as Raf Simons (Dior), Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander and Ann Demeulemeester…
Young Amadeus, (Tom Nackaerts and Peter Van Dessel), who, in 2012, won the award for the best florist in Belgium.
Davy Fredrix, who worked as a florist at the Royal Domain of Laeken for several years, where he was responsible for the decoration for the official visits of Norway, Italy and Spain, amongst others.
Rose Noire (Sophie Cooymans), official florist for many hotels: in 2014, she created the floral decorations for “The Hotel” as part of Barack Obama’s stay.
Sören Van Laer, a very young florist, aged 23, who was crowned national champion of floral art in the junior category in 2013. He is representing Belgium in Italy in 2016 for the European Floristry Championships.
This year, visitors to the floral exhibition will also have the opportunity, if they wish, to taste an aperitif and high-quality Italian products, which will be on offer in a small market located in front of the City Hall.