Floraliën Ghent 2022
The history of Floraliën Ghent stretches back over 200 years. As the 2021 digital iteration, The Green Six Days, opens, the festival's General Manager Pieter Toebaert tells us what we can look forward to in 2022.
The very first flower and plant exhibition took place in a Ghent inn in 1809. Since then the festival – which is organised, as it has been from the start, by the Royal Society for Agriculture and Botany (KMLP) - has undergone a spectacular metamorphosis, transforming into a dynamic and internationally-acclaimed event that welcomes more than 150,000 flower and plant lovers from all over the world.
Images Floralienhal ©Karin Borghouts
The 2022 edition will take place at the Citadel Park, the green heart of the city. The buildings in this park will form the setting for a bustling 10-day flower and plant festival celebrating the magical world of flowers and plants. These are undoubtedly the stars of the show and leading floral artists from all over the world will be creating sensational floral displays, while landscape architects will design inspirational indoor gardens. But Floraliën Ghent promises plenty of other attractions too, including art installations in spectacular locations across the city, hands-on workshops and demonstrations, concept rooms and pop ups.
The 37th edition will immerse visitors in an unforgettable green experience focused around interaction, physical experience and trends; the details are still being finalised, but it will certainly be a floral event no one should miss!
Image Sint-Pieters-3 ©Karin Borghouts
The festival runs from 29th April - 2nd May 2022 Find out more and book your place here