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  • Floralia Brussels from 6 April to 5 May 2019 (10:00-18:00)

  • Floralia Brussels from 6 April to 5 May 2019 (10:00-18:00)

  • Floralia Brussels from 6 April to 5 May 2019 (10:00-18:00)

Floralia Brussels

The 16th edition of the Flower Show

Floralia Brussels from 6 April till 5 May 2019

The spring flower exhibition in the park and the greenhouses of the castle of Grand Bigard (Groot-Bijgaarden) offers an unforgettable flower experience. The park of 14 hectares incorporates nearly all spring bulb varieties. For the new flowering time, the gardeners of the castle have planted by hand more than one million bulbs.  Special attention goes to the tulips, with almost 400 varieties, hyacinths and daffodils are also well represented.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) has always been considered the most important artist of the Spanish Netherlands in the sixteenth century. He gets great fame during his life and the popularity of his work continued to grow after his death in 1569. His life is little known, he lived in Antwerp, traveled to France and Italy. He moved to Brussels after his marriage. He was Pieter Coecke's pupil and worked in the studio of Jerome Cock. We learn more about Bruegel through his admirable work: some 40 paintings and some 70 drawings. The mystery of his life and the complexity of his works reveals a lot, as like Jérôme Bosch, to whom you can compare with, to innumerable myths. Bruegel's art is the fruit of Flemish realism and popular poetry besides any foreign influence. An artist with a rich imagination, an extraordinary ability to observe and a strong sense of humor, Bruegel is one of the greatest painters in the history of Western art.

2019 - Year of Pieter Bruegel
On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of his death (1569) we honor the great artist, by exhibiting 21 reproductions of his most famous paintings during the exhibition Floralia Brussels.

Dates: from 5 April till 6 May 2019

Opening hours: from 10 am to 06 pm. The ticket desk closes at 05:30 pm.

Adults

14,00 EUR

Seniors (65 +) , handicaps and students

12,00 EUR

Children (6-14 years)

5,00 EUR

Younger than 6 years

free

Groups > 20 persons

12,00 EUR pp

Passe-Partout (subscription)

20,00 EUR

If you want to visit the park several times, for the flowering stages and the animation, you can purchase a Passe-Partout.

The park is accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

DOGS
Dogs are admitted on a leash. Please provide Dog Waste Bags.

Concept

The creation of this flower exhibition is possible thanks to the participation of major Dutch bulb producers and exporters.

The design and the realization of the Flower Show in Grand Bigard has been taken care by Maarten Bakker, descendant of a famous family of bulb producers in the Netherlands.  He looks always for the most interesting varieties and the creation of the flowerbeds. He searches across the Netherlands in order to find the most beautiful species and the most talented producers. Maarten composes the different gardens while taking the diversity of the colours as well as their time of blooming into account.

Indoor exhibition

A prestigious indoor exhibition in the 1000 m2 newly restored greenhouse. The flower beds and mostly the flower arrangements will be changed each week. About 150 creations reflecting the trends and current fashions will be presented in a beautiful indoor garden.

 

Parade of the Venetian Costumes!
- Saturday 13 April 2019: 14:30
- Sunday 15 April 2019: 10:30 and 14:30