Five Reasons to visit Floralia Brussels
1. The Spring Bulbs
More than a million bulbs burst into bloom for Floralia Brussels. Only the most beautiful species, grown by the most talented producers, are selected.
2. The Planting
Overseen by Maarten Bakker, a descendant of a famous family of Dutch bulb producers, the bulbs are (hand) planted in the gardens to create displays that are more like living paintings than flower beds.
3. The Tulips
The Netherlands isn’t alone in celebrating the tulip. Floralia Brussels boasts almost 400 varieties of what is one of the world's most favourite flowers.
4. The Indoor Exhibition
The castle grounds are home to 1000 square meters of newly restored greenhouses. During the festival these glass houses are turned into beautiful indoor gardens filled with exceptional – and ever changing - displays.
5. The Setting
Floralia Brussels is set against the magnificent backdrop of the 17th century castle of Grand Bigard (Groot Bijaarden). Surrounded by a large moat, visitors enter over a five arch bridge protected by two heraldic lions.
Find out more about our 2021 tour programme here