All told, around 600,000 different blossoms were used to create the display. The influence of Japanese illustrations is obvious when you look at the tapestry from above; it incorporates common motifs found in Japanese art such as koi and cranes. Illustrations of flowers dotting the image represent the passage of the seasons.
Related: A Gigantic Carpet Made Entirely From Flowers Just Popped Up in Brussels!
The flower carpet is a tradition within Brussels, blanketing the city square every two years with begonias. The carpet is 77 meters long and 24 meters wide, and it takes about 120 volunteers four hours to assemble. The tradition began in 1971 and has continued until this day. Each flower carpet is accompanied by a specially composed musical theme, and the event is marked by an evening concert and light show.
Unfortunately, the carpet lasts only a few days before the flowers fade and it has to come down again. This year’s carpet has already come and gone, but if you’d like to stop by and see it for yourself, start planning your 2018 summer vacation!