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Stroll through the Belgian garden full of edible flowers, take a look at the sustainable pavilion or find a moment of relaxation at one of the garden’s seating areas.
Floriade Expo 2022 is officially closed
Floriade Expo 2022 was open from 14 April to 9 October. The Expo has since closed; the Floriade site is now being further developed into the new green city district Hortus.
Belgium won a Special Award at Floriade closing ceremony
The Belgian garden is full of edible flowers and plants. The Belgium pavilion is small, but big in design, with geometric, playful and contemporary design and extremely sustainable. All the materials are fully reusable or biodegradable. “Without human intervention, the pavilion could decompose naturally. For example cross-laminated timber was used that is fully recyclable, the walls and tiles of the courtyard were made of compressed, non-baked stones from earth combined with bioplastic based on algae starch.”
You will discover here that something grand does not have to be big. The pavilion is small, but big in design, with a geometric, playful and contemporary design.
All the materials are completely reusable or biodegradable, low carbon, regenerable and natural. From earth, wood and hemp to natural compostable bioplastic: everything will be reused or recycled after Floriade.
The Belgian garden is not only beautiful, but also delicious! The plants are mostly native to Belgium, and 80% of them are edible.
National Day Belgium
On Saturday 18 June Belgium was the center of attention at Floriade. During Belgian Day a wonderful selection of artists from our neighbouring country took the stage watched by HE Mrs. Anick Van Calster, ambassador of Belgium to the Netherlands. Visitors enjoyed cultural activities and musical performances by Jef Neve, Flemish pianist, Nicolas Kummert, Namur jazz singer and saxophonist, and Brussels DJ sensation Henri PFR.