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Visit : Park/Garden, Monument, Art Nouveau, Architectural Heritage

Royal Greenhouses in Laeken

Royal Greenhouses in Laeken
© OPT / J.P. Remy

Initially conceived by William I as a vast orangery, the site took on its current aspect under Leopold II.

Leopold II added the domed Winter Garden linked to around thirty pavilions, the botanical area by landscape gardener John Wills and the decorative rockeries, etc.

The seven greenhouses, constructed by the architect Balat in collaboration with his pupil Victor Horta are open to the public for around 15 days a year in late April and early May.

The spectacular 19th century Winter Garden, an Art Nouveau jewel classed among the greatest greenhouses of the world is worth visiting as much for its architectural merits as for the astonishing collections of tropical and subtropical plants which it houses (remarkable collections of geraniums, azaleas...).

Bus: 53 / Tram: 4, 19, 23.
Car park.
Surface area: 14000 m².


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