OCTOBER 16 – 20, 2020 FROM 10.00 TO 17.00, SINT-NIKLAAS
Paint The City Green
October 16 – 20, 2020 from 10.00 to 17.00 in Sint-Niklaas
In May 2020, Daniel Ost will celebrate his 65th birthday, and after an impressive career in Belgium and abroad he would love to finish in style. Therefore, he organises a grand exhibition in his hometown Sint-Niklaas.
Going ‘back to his roots’, he will create a magnificent walk through some of Sint-Niklaas’ most exclusive locations, all in combination with his mesmerizing floral art. With the assistance of his daughter Nele and his loyal companions, from all over the world, he will transform the Saloons of Fine Arts into a true paradise full of flowers. The different rooms of the classified building will showcase an aray of styles that Daniel has mastered throughout his career, ranging from the opulent and baroque Western bouquets all the way to the Japanese Ikebana-style where one flowers sometimes says more than a thousand. After the visit of the Saloons of Fine Arts, visitors will be guided through the hidden garden – where another set of surprises waits – to the Casino Park.
In the Casino Park, Daniel calls upon his loyal group of arboriculturists.
Belgium’s most renowned flower, plant and tree nursery’s will display and showcase their most unique pieces, all under the creative guidance of Daniel Ost.
The Casino Park itself, recently redesigned and constructed by Daniel Ost and landscape architect Jan Pillen, will be opened to the general public for the first time as well. On top of that, the one-of-kind ‘Swan Bank’ will be officially revealed. This artistic bank, motioning and curling through the park, is supported by cast iron swan’s necks. Like never seen before!
Daniel Ost is worldwide recognised as the most renowned floral artist. He is a pioneer and a true Master of Arts.
Since his childhood, Daniel Ost had been fascinated by flowers, plants and everything nature had to offer. He was the eldest of 6 children, and thus was forced to join the military school. Luckily, he quickly found a way to make his dream come true. In 1979 he founded, together with his wife Marie-Anne, Floreal. What started as a small and local flower shop, nowadays is an internationally well-established business. Daniel Ost became a master florist and is worldwide known as ‘the world’s leading flower designer’.
In the meantime, his daughter Nele joined the business as well. « It’s not easy to work with something ephemeral like flowers, it stops being a flower the moment you cut it. Therefore, we use our creativity and expertise not only for flower art, but also for garden and landscape architecture. A good alternative for the ephemeral art of flower arranging ».
With his daugher Nele and her husband at the helm, Daniel now has the time and liberty to focus on his true passion: creating beauty with everything nature has to offer.
The exhibition starts in the Saloons of Fine Arts (Stationsstraat 85, 9100 Sint-Niklaas) and ends in the Casino Park (Stationsstraat 104, 9100 Sint-Niklaas).
The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 17 October 2020 at 10.00 until 17.00. The last visit of the days starts at 16.30.
Easily reachable by public transport
o NMBS Station Sint-Niklaas (train)
o De Lijn (Bus stop « Grote Markt » or « Station Sint-Niklaas »)
If you’re coming by car, there are different parking facilities at walking distance from the exhibition.
o Central Parking (Dr. Verdurmenstraat 21, 9100 Sint-Niklaas)
o Parking Grote Markt (Grote Markt 1, 9100 Sint-Niklaas)
o Parking Station Sint-Niklaas (Leopold II-laan 20, 9100 Sint-Niklaas)
o Parking Zwijgershoek (Zwijgershoek 1, 9100 Sint-Niklaas)
o Parking Heymanplein (Hendrik Heymanplein 1, 9100 Sint-Niklaas)
On Friday 16, Saturday 17, Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 October, there will be 4 exclusive evening openings.
These special evening openings are the perfect way to discover the exhibition with friend and family, clients or your network in a very discrete and upscale manner.
After the visit of the exhibtion you enjoy an exceptionial culinary 3-course meal with paired wines.
Places are limited to 15 tables of 10 persons per evening, or 150 persons in total. Don’t hesitate to subscribe since we work according a ‘first come, first served’ principle.
If you’re a large organisation or group interested in renting out the whole evening, this is possible on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 October.
19.00 – 20.00: reception and private visit of the exhibition
20.00 – 20.30: aperitif with champagne and hors d’œuvres
20.30 – 23.00: exclusive 3 course meal with paired wines by Sir Catering
Information and reservations:
There are 4 ways to order your tickets:
- At the entry of the exhibition (payment possible in cash or by debit and credit card)
- In the shops of Daniel Ost Brussels (Rue Royale 13, 1000 Brussels) and Knokke (Dumortierlaan 141, 8300 Knokke)
- In the shop ‘Perron 87’ (Stationsstraat 87, 9100 Sint-Niklaas)
- Touristic Service City of Sint-Niklaas (Grote Markt 1, 9100 Sint-Niklaas)
Tickets for this unique exhibtion cost €15,- per person (VAT included, transaction costs excluded). For this fair price, you receive complete acces to the Saloons of Fine Arts and the Casino Park. Additionally, at the end of the exhibtion, our partner Illy offers you a delicious cup of coffee in the Foyer of The Casino.
If you buy more than 20 tickets at the same time, we also offer you a discount of €5,- per ticket.
Is there the possibility to have a bite and drinks?
At the end of the exhibtion, our partner Illy offers you a cup of coffee. Moreover, we offer a variety of meals and drinks to enjoy after the exhibition.
Can I pass on a ticket in case I can’t come?
Tickets are not on a name-basis, so whoever shows the entry ticket at the entrance is allowed in.
I would like to come with a larger group, do I get a discount?
Groups larger than 20 persons receive a discount of €5,- per ticket, hence only pay €10,- per ticket.
Are we allowed to take pictures or make videos?
It is allowed to take pictures and videos for personal use. Professional photographers or press photographers need to request an accreditation in advance.
Is the exhibition accessible for wheelchairs and baby wagons?
The exhibition takes place in a classified historical building and a semi-public park. We do our utter best to accommodate wheelchairs and baby wagons, but it can be tricky to manoeuvre throughout the exhibition.
Are tickets reimbursed in case I can’t come?
No, tickets are not reimbursed in case you can’t come due to (unexpected) circumstances.
How long does the exhibition take?
From start to finish, it will take approximately between 1 and 2 hours to finish the entire exhibition, based on the crowd and your personal interest.