Less and less greenery can be found in city centres. The purpose of the Floraliën Gent is to provide a counterimage by means of a dynamic, green and blooming environment created by the local and international horticultural sector. Workshops, pop-ups, green rooms and concept rooms will also be organised. Visitors to the Floraliën Gent will get the opportunity to discover the latest developments as to trends, durability, research and innovation.
This edition’s theme is “My Paradise, a Global Garden”.
In our modern society people increasingly go looking for quiet, peace, their inner selves and their own personal paradise. That paradise is different for everyone. For some it’s a plant-filled living room, for others it’s green space in the city, a park, a nature reserve or maybe their own backyard.
This edition of the Floraliën Gent chimes with the Van Eyck year 2020-2021. The Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers and an image of bishop Triest’s garden are the starting point and source of inspiration for “My Paradise, a Global Garden”. The flower exhibition portrays the migration of flowers and plants. It also draws the visitors’ attention to the past and the present of Ghent; still a green, liveable and malleable city.
The Floraliën Gent with a guide
Do you want to visit the Floraliën Gent with a guide? That’s possible. Various guides associations based in Ghent organise guided visits. You can find a list of the guides and their offer here.
In addition, the association Gentse Gidsen organises “Floraliën 2022! On wheels”, a tour of the Floraliën Gent for visitors with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. You need to book your tickets for the Floraliën first, and then your guide. Tours are organised in Dutch, French, English and German. Each group has a maximum of 15 participants.
Experience the Floraliën in the city centre
The Floraliën are not just confined to the Arts Quarter, there is also a lot to see in the city centre. Both St Bavo's Cathedral and the d’Hane Steenhuyse palace are, for example, decorated with flowers and many traders use flowers and plants in their products. Want to know all about flowers and plants? Discover all there is to know about the symbolism in our daily lives in the House of Alijn or learn about the evolution of horticulture in the provincial government building.