Floralia Brussels - from 6 April to 6 May 2016
The castle of Groot-Bijgaarden celebrates spring
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 — Flower lovers are eager to come to the castle of Groot-Bijgaarden during the flower show “Floralia Brussels”. The park will once again open its doors from Wednesday 6 April to Friday 6 May. This exhibition attracts thousands of visitors surprised by the beauty of the flowers.
For the new flowering time, the gardeners of the castle have planted more than one million bulbs amongst which 500 varieties of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other spring flowers. The artists have also created carpets of wild flowers, a heart of different red tulips, a labyrinth in the colours of a rainbow and a flower peacock. You will find here a large variety of rhododendrons and azaleas from Exbury Gardens (England). In the large greenhouse, you can admire a wide range of flower arrangements.
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April the Belgian folklore will be represented by the Flag throwers. The rhythmic flag waving with elegant figures and daring throws is a typical entertainment.
During the weekend of 16 and 17 April forty costumed Venetians will parade through the park to show their creative and impressive characters.
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April will live with the sound of hunting horn thanks to the participation of the Hunting horns “Rallye Westrode”. Formerly dedicated to hunting the horn has actually become a festive instrument.
The donjon, dated from the 14th century, will be accessible to its roof terrace from where you can see the Atomium and the city of Brussels. Each floor will be decorated in different themes.
The park is open daily from 10 am to 06 pm.
Castle of Groot Bijgaarden
Isidoor Van Beverenstraat 5
Adults: 12 EUR/pers.
Groups and senior: 10 EUR/pers.
Children (6 - 14 y.): 5 EUR/child