Every two years for the past 40 years, the city of Brussels has drawn in a veritable collection of artisans, architects, designers, urban planners and home-furnishing enthusiasts to create and celebrate the unveiling of enormous carpets hand-crafted entirely from grassy turf and multicoloured begonia blooms. Having begun in 1971, this large-scale ephemeral floral art continues into modern days with elaborate designs ranging from medieval to art-nouveau styles. At Grand-Place in Brussels, this begonia carpet extravaganza was assembled by nearly 120 volunteers with close to one million begonias in merely four hours. The next Flower Carpet Biennial is (...) on 15 August 2012.
Brussels´ Begonia carpet. Google images