5.19.2010

Brussels in Bloom

I am quite sure some of you have come across this, or already know about it, but I just saw this for the first time and thought it was stunning! A 300 square meter carpet made out of begonias! The web site said it "is based on a traditional medieval design".


"Craftsmen arrange the carpet by hand, directly onto the square’s cobblestones, without any soil. Grass and tree bark were also used to provide colour."


"The first Carpet of Flowers was created in 1971 as a way to promote begonias. Each square metre of ground contains more than 300 flowers."


Images and article here.

26 comments:

ceo said...

lovely... I want to be there.. so pretty...

Trish said...

Oh my goodness, I am overwhelmed with the beauty in these images! This is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen! I've never heard of such a thing! Thank you so very much for sharing, I'm going to go read the article right now!!! xoxox

Housewife Bliss said...

this is stunning -- so glad I took a break from the packing to come and have a look. Wouldn't it be great if we could all have gardens like this?

Sarah said...

This is awesome! It doesn't even look real!! xx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, didn't know about it, so glad I do now. These colors are beyond awesome! Brussel / Belgium is right next to the Netherlands. Shame on me ;)

Have a most lovely evening. xx

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

ohhh lala - i didn't know about this - i wish my eye's could see this in person - it's FABULOUS!!!!

*hugs*
Erika
http://tiptoebutterfly.blogspot.com/

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow! Now that is stunning! I'd love to go see that.

Valerie said...

I've never seen this, it's so beautiful!!! I wish I had flowers in my yard. I guess what I mean is that I wish I had a yard. Haha.

xo
Valerie

g e o r g i a said...

How Beautiful! Great design and love all the colors!

tywo said...

Oh wow....It is beautiful!!


LOVE!

Bren said...

Wow...this is SO gorgeous, including the surrounding buildings! Would be incredible to see in person!

Bren @ Chasing Beauty

MissNeira said...

This is amazing! must be a sight to see!


xoxo
Miss Neira

http://missneira.com

Taj Acosta said...

My mouth dropped. All I can say is woooooow! gorgeous! xoxo

shari @ little blue deer said...

Never seen it before! That is truly amazing! Can you imagine seeing it in person??

Debby Lee said...

I would love to see that in person, it's so stunning! xo

Cornflake said...

No, I hadn't seen or heard of it even!

Looks amazing though, so much work must have gone into designing and creating it! x

Leslie, Lemon Sweet Life said...

Oh my gosh that is so pretty!! I would love to be able to see it in person!

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...this is amazingly beautiful...first time seeing this and I so want to go visit.Thank you for sharing. xoxox

C@Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Thank you for sharing this, it is truly amazing and delightful! :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I knew about it, but it's lovely to see it featured on your blog;-)

Anna Katrina said...

thats just amazing

Anna Katrina
http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

The Zhush said...

Have never seen this before! Positively dying at the creativity and the beauty of it all! Wow!

Emily said...

That is completely amazing and I have definitely never seen it before. I wish I could see it in person, that is just unreal!

Punctuation Mark said...

That is a real work of art... beautiful!

A Casa da Vá said...

I did not see this before, SO pretty, thanks for sharing! Gosh those europeans are so creative...

Amy @ Varnish said...

I am totally amazed at how gorgeous this is!