Floralies Ghent; The most beautiful walk of the year!
From April 29 until May 8, 2022, Ghent is all about flowers with “My Paradise, My Worldly Garden”, the theme of Floraliën Ghent. This year was the 36th edition of Floralies Ghent and for this occasion, World Love Flowers was invited by Visit Flanders and Visit Ghent to enrich our senses with the greenery and floral splendour. Once every 4 years, the city of Ghent will be the scene of Floralies. The iconic location Floraliënhal, in the Citadelpark, will be the decor for 10 days of the most beautiful creations by national and international top florists, ornamental growers, garden architects and artists.
Tip: The boats of Ghent shipping company Dewaele are the most popular way to discover Ghent!
Jump on the boat during your city break and let the waterways of Ghent take you back to the past! Immerse yourself in the Charles Quint city and discover hidden corners. More information: https://debootjesvangent.be/en
The Mystic Lamb in Ghent
Who says Ghent, says the Lamb of God. The two are inseparably linked. Ghent is the city where van Eyck painted his world-famous masterpiece, and where for six centuries millions of visitors from all over the world have come to admire the altarpiece. This monumental work consists of twelve panels, each depicting a biblical scene, and is therefore recognized as an artistic highlight and one of the most influential paintings ever made.
Hopefully, we have been able to convince you, to visit the world-famous masterpiece too? Come and admire the Lamb of God in the brand new visitor centre at Sint-Baafskathedraal and discover the secrets of this masterpiece.
Street art in Ghent
Are you crazy about street art? Take the city walk in Ghent!
Do you like looking at impressive works of art on the wall? Then the street art route in Ghent is a must during your visit to the Belgian city. All street artworks found in the city are collected on a map: the SORRY, NOT SORRY street art route of Ghent. If you follow this route, you will not only discover the colourful street art in the bustling city centre, but also in the suburbs of Ghent. More information: https://visit.gent.be/en/street-art-ghent
Visit Ghent in the evening light
Walk in the magical evening landscape of Ghent!
In Ghent, you can discover hidden gems by night. As soon as the sun disappears behind the horizon, the monument lighting takes over. You’ll discover details, corners and buildings that you just walk past during the day. But the Ghent City of Light has so much more to offer…
If you’re in the area anyway, these gardens are not to be missed on your to-do list.
Discover and experience Los Lochristi ornamental plant museum
A visit to a museum, boring? Think again. The Ornamental Plant Cultivation Museum in Lochristi throws its doors wide open for a fun and interesting visit. On the beautiful site of the rectory of Zaffelare, you will find the Lochristi Sierteeltmuseum, where you can fully enjoy the scents and colours of the ornamental plant cultivation in Lochristi. Be amazed by the sector and discover why ornamental plant cultivation is so important for our region, in the past, present and future.
Beervelde Park – The Garden Party!
With its 240 participants and more than 20,000 visitors, the Tuindagen in the Park of Beervelde has become a household name for garden fair lovers. For three days, from mid-May to mid-October, the Park is a treasure trove for the most demanding plant lover. This event also offers its visitors, together with musical entertainment, a wide choice of decorations and antiques for the garden and its surroundings, crafts, children’s activities, workshops and regional culinary products that provide a harmonious overall experience. Beervelde: an atmosphere, a cosy outing with friends or family, a place where twice a year gardening friends meet in a natural environment.
Plantetuin Meise – Discover botanical and horticultural collections of world importance!
This one is not in the city of Ghent itself (just a few hour drive away), but it’s worth to mention! Stroll through a magnificent estate and see 18,000 different species of plants from around the world at Plantentuin Meise, three kilometres from the Atomium! This 92-hectare botanical garden features not only crocuses but also carnivorous plants. Even during freezing temperatures, you can find beautiful exotic plants in the Plant Palace, the beautiful greenhouse complex. In the summer, the gardens are in bloom. There are several themed gardens, including a garden with medicinal plants, a rose garden, a WOOD lab and a barefoot path.
Tip: Discover Belgium by train. Direct boarding, no check-in time and no booking fee online. Enjoy comfort! Plan your trip easily: https://www.nsinternational.com/en/belgium/train-ghent