Floralies

Floralies

April-May, every four to six years
The famous flower festivals of the cities of Ghent and LiÅge in Belgium combined to hold one joint festival every four to six years at the Hall des Foires de LiÅge. The first combined festival was held in 2003. Hundreds of horticulturists from around the world show their best products to be judged for cash prizes. The showing attracts about 700,000 visitors.
Ghent was one of the centers of a thriving horticultural industry, and the Floralies there began in 1809 at the Frascati Inn where 50 plants were arranged around a bust of Napoleon. In 1814, it is believed that John Quincy Adams and other U.S. delegates visited the flower show; they were staying in Ghent during negotiations preceding the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812. The Floralies in LiÅge have been held since 1830.
CONTACTS:
La Foire Internationale de Liege
Ave. Maurice-Denis 4
Liege, B 4000 Belgium
32-4-227-19-34; fax: 32-4-227-18-95
www.fil.be/fil/main.php?lan=4
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