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Its Japan all over at the Grand Place in Brussels, in flowers!

We said some time back that it would be Japanese Kacho-Fugetsu & Koi at Brussels Flower Carpet this year. So the time has finally come and its Japan all over the Brussels Grand Place, and with beautiful flowers. This year's Flower carpet is now open for the visitors today. The Brussels Flower Carpet is one of the most amazing flower shows in the world and also one of the most awaited ones. Hence here it comes. A  look at the this years's carpet- After two years of preparation, the 20th Flower Carpet is finally on show in the Grand Place at Brussels for visitors to admire over the next three days. This year’s carpet at the Belgium capital celebrates 150 years of Belgo-Japanese relations and features a Japanese design in honour of the occasion. Flower carpet making is a very

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Japanese Kacho-fugetsu & Koi at Brussels Flower Carpet this year

In its 20th year, the world famous floral carpet of Brussels will be decorated in the colours of Japan to celebrate its expertise in floral art. This year, Japan and Belgium are celebrating their 150th anniversary of friendly relations, established in 1866 with the Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation. On this special year, Japan has been given the honour to be invited as guest country to the world-famous Flower Carpet in Grand Place. The 2016 flower carpet is showcasing nature in Japanese tradition with its numerous good luck talismans: flowers, birds, the wind and the moon are symbols of the natural beauty (Kacho-fugetsu); Koi (Japanese carps) represent strength and growth; pine trees and bamboos are signs of good omen; and the cherry blossoms, of course. This ephemeral tapestry w

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This year it would be Japan on the Flower Carpet

Every two years, in the month of August, the Grand-Place at Belgian Capital Brussels is adorned with its most beautiful attire and becomes a gigantic ocean of flowers. This year will be even more special, as the famous carpet of flowers will be celebrating its 20th anniversary! In 2016, Belgium and Japan will be celebrating 150 years of diplomatic and friendly relations. It is therefore perfectly natural that the organisers have chosen to let the colours of Japan inspire the design of the carpet. The general public will be invited to come and admire this Japanese creation on 13, 14 and 15 August 2016, from 10 am to 10 pm, on the Brussels Grand-Place. The traditional inaugural evening will be held on 12 August at 10 pm. The Flower Carpet is 75 m long by 24 m wide. 1,800 m2 of beg...

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Brussels Flower Carpet chosen as international flower event of the year

The Brussels Flower Carpet was named international flower event of the year at the presentation of the International Garden Tourism Awards in Toronto.     The International Garden Tourism Network presented its awards recently, as it does every year. The trade organisation annually awards the best garden tourism initiatives worldwide. The Flower Carpet received the international jury's highest acclaim in the 'flower event' category. Annette Katz, manager of Bloementapijt NPO, is absolutely delighted with the award. "This distinction rewards the know-how of a whole team of enthusiasts. Amongst them, there are those who grow the begonias and others who design the drawing which will highlight the flowers' splendid colours. And others still who are in charge of the logistics fo

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Flower Carpet 2014: this year, say Turkish Begonyas!

On the occasion of this 19th edition, the Flower Carpet of the Grand Place has chosen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Turkish immigration in Belgium. 1,800 m2 of begonias (begonyas in Turkish) will make up an ephemeral tapestry inspired by the geometric patterns of Turkey's famous kilims. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire this astonishing display from 14 to 17 August 2014, to sense all its tones and all its nuances, whether from the Grand-place itself or from above, from the balcony of the City Hall. A magical masterpiece, colourful and scented, what better way to pay tribute to the Turkish community of Brussels! The Turkish carpets or kilims  Carpets are an integral part of Turkish culture. They are popular objects which are handed down from generation to gen...

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