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Brussels Flower Carpet is International Flower Event of the Year
Last year’s Brussels Flower Carpet has won Flower Event of the Year at the International Garden Tourism Awards, announced yesterday in Toronto, Canada. The trade organisation annually awards the best garden tourism initiatives across the world.
Brussels biennial event sees the Grote Markt covered in a giant carpet made entirely of flowers for four days in August. Last year’s design, using only begonias, replicated the geometric patterns of carpets popular in Turkey, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Turkish immigration in Belgium.
“Thanks to the essential qualities of every craftsperson involved, the Flower Carpet has become one of the most recognised and well-known images of our capital abroad,” said Annette Katz of Visit Brussels, which organises the event. “This is the reason why we are pleased and proud to have received this distinction that honours everybody’s work.”
The next Flower Carpet takes place in August of 2016.