Date, opening hours and tips
Dates & opening hours
A new experience during Floraliën Ghent 2022 are our Nocturne walks. After long waiting and dreaming, the doors will open at 19:00 for an exciting tour through Floraliën.
Stroll along a fairylike illuminated route, musical interludes and above all... listen to the whispering flowers and plants around you.
During the animated floral total experience, you will be pampered, both at the start and halfway through, with a glass of bubbles or an alternative.
This formula is offered exclusively on Sunday 1 May and from Wednesday 4 May to Saturday 7 May 2022.
Nocturne whispering walk
Would you rather enjoy the power and beauty of nature in silence, in thousands of colours and scents? Then you can do so during the exclusive whispering walk, on Sunday 8 May 2022 at 19:00.
Adopt a tree
Afterwards, during the planting season from November to March, all trees will be planted in East Flanders. After the planting, an official inauguration is organised during which all the godfathers and godmothers of the adopted trees can get to know each other.
With a guide
In a group
Would you like to visit Floraliën 2022 with your family, friends or business relations? You can combine your visit with breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.
More info and reservations: email@example.com
Early bird formula
Would you like to enjoy the power and beauty of nature in thousands of colours in an early morning group? This is possible during the specially scheduled 'early bird' walks. Every morning, you can visit the Floraliën between 6 and 8 am while the flowers and plants are being tended to. Afterwards, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast.
Early bird visit, daily between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. followed by breakfast, for groups of min. 50 persons, price: 44 euro/person.
Info and reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org
For extra organised group arrangements & tailor-made proposals, please contact one of our incoming agencies: ALL ABOUT BELGIUM, GENT WATERTOERIST, FOCUS FLANDERS.
All about Belgium: Kathleen Vermeiren, +32 53 80 98 18, email@example.com
Gent Watertoerist: Henk Hellemans, +32 9 269 08 69, firstname.lastname@example.org
Focus Flanders: Michel Deswaene, +32 9 269 90 62, email@example.com
Tips from Floraliën
Ghent is the city where contemporary and medieval architecture and culture merge into a unique entirety. You enter the city and are immediately overwhelmed by the coherence of old and new. You walk past stately mansions that have defined the street scene for centuries and are suddenly surprised by a sleek facade that was only recently built.
Stroll along the waterways that cut through the historic center and on which you can see the reflection of sumptuous historic buildings and then relax on one of the many terraces in Ghent. You can enjoy one of the many local specialties, from beer to culinary wonders, in Ghent you will find it all.
Also visit our Ambassadors in the center of Ghent.
More information will follow soon.
SPENDING THE NIGHT
Are you going on an ornamental tour through East Flanders? Combine your cycling or walking trip with an overnight stay in Bloeiend Oost-Vlaanderen or in Ghent. This way you can discover even more and enjoy being surrounded by greenery.
For a soft bed and more tourist information you can also contact the East Flanders blooming hospitality ambassadors and the GGG vzw (Guild Ghent Guest Rooms).
All hospitality ambassadors welcome you with open arms.
Discover the city of Ghent
In Ghent, of course, you can't ignore the culture. The Castle of the Counts, St. Bavo's Cathedral ...and the 9 city museums (S.M.A.K., STAM, De Wereld van Kina, MSK, Museum Dr. Guislain, Het Huis van Alijn and the MIAT) guarantee an educational experience! In addition, there are also temporary exhibitions throughout the year, spread throughout the city.
But even for the shoppers among us, Ghent has plenty to offer, and that is certainly not limited to the main shopping streets. In the cosy alleys and streets you will also find special little boutiques, each of which will make its own mark on your shopping adventure in Ghent city centre.
You can find more information on this site
DELICACIES FROM EAST-FLANDERS
Pop-up "Groot Vleeshuis" on Goudenleeuwplein in the heart of Ghent is the unique setting for enjoying all the delicacies of East Flanders. Discover our typical products such as beer, ham, cheese, mustard, matting cake, chocolate, gin, cuberdons, but also the European recognized Ghent azalea, which is displayed year round in a contemporary setting. This is thanks to cooperation with all the ornamental plant associations, including the Floralies.
WALKING AND CYCLING
Provinciaal domein Het Leen
Would you like to enjoy a more heavenly green beside your visit to the Floraliën?
In the Provenciaal Domein Het Leen you will find an arboretum of 6 ha with about 9 000 plants.
Follow the walking route 'My Paradise, My Worldly Garden' and get to know the extensive collections of Camellia, Viburnum, Rhododendron and Magnolia.
Would you like to visit the arboretum with a guide? Order your walk via hetleen.be.
A free visit to Het Leen is free. A guide costs €60 for a 2-hour walk with a maximum of 25 people.
Gentsesteenweg 80, 9900 Eeklo (at 25 km from the Floralies)
T 09 376 74 74
City of Ghent tears the town up.
From 29 April to 8 May Ghent will be covered in a blanket of flowers during the 36th edition of the Floralies. You can also experience and taste this floral festival in the city itself. Discover the hidden floral gems, go on a tasting tour or book a Floralies menu at one of the participating culinary hotspots.
The Floralies are already sprouting from 1 April in various Ghent restaurants. They each present their own Floralies menu and use as many local products developed for the occasion as possible. There will also be a floral tasting trail that will take visitors on a culinary tour of the city, on presentation of an entrance ticket for the expo. All participating businesses will be recognizable by a floral window drawing in the Floralies theme of 2022: "My Paradise, My Worldly Garden".
Especially for Mother's Day, CRU organizes a flower workshop for children on Sunday, May 8. In addition, the Provinciehuis in the Gouvernementstraat will bring an Ode to Flemish horticulture with a free exhibition. Under the guidance of the florist of the CRU Fresh Market, children can get creative with flowers.
More information can be found on https://stad.gent/nl/puur-gent/acties-evenementen-en-wedstrijden-voor-gentse-handelaars/haak-met-je-zaak-op-de-gentse-floralien.