If you love spring flowers – and who doesn’t? – then a couple of hours walking around the Castle of Groot-Bijgaarden on the eastern outskirts of Brussels will be time very well spent.
Every year the Castle grounds look resplendent with a wonderful display of over 500 different types of flowering bulbs, including 400 tulip varieties. Apparently over one million bulbs have been planted in the grounds – all by hand! (My back is aching at the thought of it!)
More information is here: Floralia 2017, which is open from 7 April to 7 May.
In the meantime, here are some lovely photos by my friend Reece, who visited the exhibition last year.