For ten days, the iconic Floralies Palace in Citadelpark in Ghent will be the setting for the most beautiful creations by national and international florists, ornamental horticulturists, gardeners and artists.

Less and less greenery can be found in city centres. The purpose of the 2020 Floralies 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 2020 Floralies 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 Floralies chimes with the Van Eyck year 2020. 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.