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Brussels Garden Festival 2016

By Ingridd @cosytraveler

Last Saturday, Lars and I visited the second edition of the Brussels Garden Festival. This event showcases everything connected to gardens: plants, flowers, design of gardens, construction of terraces and pools, garden decoration and so on. It took place at the Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark, a park located in the eastern part of Brussels. With its 74 acres (30 hectares) this is one of the biggest parks in the Belgian capital; it also houses a beautiful triumphal arch, a handful of interesting museums and the Great Mosque of Brussels.

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Since the weather was warm and sunny on Saturday, the festival attracted a lot of visitors. There was a cozy atmosphere, also because of the stalls selling local produce and special activities for children.

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Compared to the Food Truck Festival earlier this month and the Pride Parade of last weekend, this was a bit of a dull event. Somehow, Lars and I had expected something a bit more colourful. But we did spend an agreeable hour in the park itself, observing – and also photographing – people.

If you want to visit the park, better take the metro; lines 1 and 5 both stop there. Metro station Merode is situated to the east of the park, Schuman to the west.


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