Every two years in August, in the even numbered years, the Belgians lay out a beautiful carpet in flowers on the Grand Place/Grote Markt in Brussels.
The inauguration will be on Thursday 14 August at 22.00 accompanied by the Sound & light Show (Son et Lumière) then the flower carpet will be on display Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August. It can be photographed from the balcony of the Town Hall (Hôtel de Ville/Stadhuis) from 09.00-23.00. Friday 15th is a public holiday.
This site tells you everything you could possibly want to know about the carpet, including its history.
The site can be read in English, Dutch or French.
800,000 begonias, the national flower of Belgium, are used in the carpet.
This is a must see.
Antonia Harrison from Living in Belgium