About Flowertime 2015
& Press release
The Grand-Place and the City Hall at the time of Italian Baroque… as from 13 August 2015
Every other summer, in alternation with the Flower Carpet of the Grand-Place, the Town Hall of Brussels receives Flowertime. So from now on, flower lovers have a floral rendezvous each year!
The enchanting building is transformed into an idyllic place for a stroll. The entry hall, the corridors, the offices, meeting and reception rooms are adorned with dozen of floral arrangements, each of them unique and surprising. These magnificently coloured and scented pictures are created by internationally renowned landscape architects and floral artists. They offer visitors a chance to admire what’s new, and what are the trends and flowers of the moment.
A blend of Gothic and classical styles, it is located on the south side of the Grand-Place. The Town Hall constitutes the sole medieval vestige of the Grand-Place and is regarded as a masterpiece of Gothic civil architecture, and more particularly of the Brabant Gothic. Its tower is 96 metres high.
This is the historical heart of Brussels. Here Gothic style can be seen adjacent to opulent baroque, neo-classical as well as neo-Gothic. The Grand-Place is regarded by its admirers as “the most beautiful central square in the world”! Its construction began in the 15th century, with halls, guild houses and a Town Hall. It was virtually razed after 3 full days of bombardment by the French Army in 1695, yet was rebuilt in less than 5 years, notably by the different guilds. Since 2000 the entire Grand-Place has been listed as a Unesco world heritage site. A garden of relaxation is installed here during each Flowertime.
Flowertime is organised by the City of Brussels and the non-profit association Tapis de Fleurs, which every two years creates the marvellous carpet on Brussels’ Grand-Place.
Flowertime takes place in the centre of Brussels, at the Grand-Place.
This location is easy to reach by public transport, by bike or by car.
With the NMBS/SNCB Weekend Ticket, your return travel is half price on weekends.
There are several Villo! stations close to the Grand-Place.
A public parking close to the Grand-Place is available. Click here for more information.
Interparking – Parking Grand-Place
Rue Marché aux Herbes 104, 1000 Brussels
Tapis de fleurs de Bruxelles
Hôtel de Ville – Grand-Place
T : +32 (0)2 513 89 40