By 2020, Maaseik square will be transformed into a veritable fruit orchard with apple trees, pear trees, a fig tree, and a cherry tree. Even the more exotic almond and mulberry trees join the flowery meadow full of plants that are also featured in the Ghent Altarpiece.

A whopping 1,400 square metres of asphalt is being removed to enlarge the patch of green that is over a hundred years old. The square is transformed into one giant green carpet. This in combination with picnic benches, built-in trampolines, seating areas and wooden sheep turn the little area between St Bavo's Cathedral and the Geeraard the Devil castle into a green and child-friendly oasis. A slice of heaven in the heart of Ghent!