Plant festivals and garden fairs are sure signs of the return of spring in Wapi...
Right from the start of the season, you’ll find a string of events in some of the most beautiful gardens in bloom in Picardy Wallonia. These botanical and floral events offer a great opportunity to find that rare type of plant you've been looking for for your garden, but they offer more than that... They are unique opportunities to discover towns and estates that have been classified among the most beautiful gardens in Wallonia, and to glean valuable advice from nursery growers and other gardening professionals. Find out about a series of events that is not to be missed!
Tournai Flower Market - Tournai, every Good Friday
Since the beginning of the 19th century, about a hundred horticulturists have been covering the pavements of Tournai, every year, with thousands of flowers, each of which seems to be more colourful than the others. The dates for 2018 to 2020 are: 30 March 2018, 19 April 2019 and 10 April 2020. Free entry.
Enghien Garden Fair - Enghien Park, April
In the grounds of the Château d'Enghien, 250 exhibitors come together to share their passion with you. Nursery growers, horticulturists, architects and landscape gardeners are all on hand to advise you. And more than 15,000 visitors attend every year. Paid entry.
The Plant Festival - La Feuillerie à Celles, April
La Feuillerie’s premier large-scale exhibition and plant sale—set in romantic 19th century grounds. Discover a huge variety of plants (trees, shrubs, roses, perennials, annuals, grasses, ferns, bulbs, seeds, and more) from the best nursery growers and horticulturists in the country. Paid entry.
Floralies - Leuze-en-Hainaut, every May Day (1 May)
From the dawn of the day, florists, nursery growers and horticulturists invade the Grand-Place de Leuze and the Place du Jeu de Balle to lay out a carpet of flowers, plants, and shrubs—of all kinds and colours. Free entry.
Rhododendrons and Azaleas - La Feuillerie à Celles, May
La Feuillerie à Celles's second meeting of the spring features nursery growers who specialise in rhododendrons and azaleas. Paid entry.
Printanières du Château (Spring in bloom at the Chateau) - Antoing, May
At the Château des Princes de Ligne and the Place Bara, you can enjoy a flower market offering a variety of choices of plants, seeds, flowers and shrubs. And, in addition, there’s a floral art competition, displays, events and visit to the castle and its ramparts. Free entry to market; visit €1.
The Oriental Bonsaï Exhibition - Enghien Park, May (every two years; next in 2019)
The Oriental Bonsaï Exhibition presents nursery growers, potters, displays, lectures, sales, and an exhibition of some 100 trees in the Salle des Acacias and former stables of the Enghien Park. Paid entry.
The Plant Festival - La Feuillerie à Celles, September
La Feuillerie’s autumn meeting, showcasing its most beautiful plants and latest cultivations. Paid entry.