Brussels Floralia.

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The Brussels Floralia is a yearly one-month long event held in the Groot-Bijgaarden Castle grounds just outside Brussels, otherwise a private property. It’s basically our (mere mortals’) chance to take a peek at what’s inside the walls and I have to tell you that I had been dying to do just that for a very long time. Perfect. :) What I like about this event is that it’s not about cheesy flower arrangements but thousands and thousands of flowers are planted all over the place in a way that follows the hooks and bends in the numerous paths and green patches. I hope these photos will at least partly represent how rich and natural it is. It felt like walking in a magical forest. The entry fee is 12 euros but it’s so worth it! The garden also hosts a sort of flower market, where you can buy cheesy flower arrangements for scandalous prices just for good measure. Flowers and seeds are also on sale but sadly I don’t have a garden to plant them into. Behind the castle they installed large tents and sell hamburgers and fries to the weary visitor. It was absolutely marvellous to walk around the place and I can only recommend it to anyone in need of fresh air.

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