GREENHOUSES AND ARBORETUM OF THE BOTANICAL GARDENS
Rue Fusch 3
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The botanical garden of Liège was created by the University in 1840 and houses its exotic collections in magnificent Victorian style greenhouses. They are a rare example of glass and iron construction in Liège and are now listed.
1050 m² house nearly 5,000 plants, including numerous begoniaciae, bromeliaceae, cactaceae, orchids, carnivorous plants and grass plants, Mediterranean or tropical plants (banana trees, cocoa trees, vanilla plants,...) as well as some exceptional Cycad specimens. A number of these plants are the descendants of those introduced in the greenhouses in the 19th century. The park where the greenhouses are located, contains more than 170 tree species from various continents, some of them dating from 1841, among which about fifteen "champions of Belgium".
Closed on public holidays except on 1 May and occasional open days (Heritage Days in September).
Guided visits possible for groups, by reservation.
Access: by train: station Liège-Guillemins, then bus n°20 (stop Jardin Botanique); or 10 minutes on foot from the station Liège Jonfosse. By car: motorway A602, exit 36 Guillemins gare TGV; get off at the Avenue de l'Observatoire, go under the railway. At the roundabout, follow the Rue de Sélys; at the end of this street, turn left (Rue Fabry) then its extension Rue Louvrex. At the corner of the Jardin, go round it at the left through Rue des Anges, then right (Rue Nysten) then 2nd to the right (Rue Bassenge) and turn right again (Rue Fusch). The entrance is located at the corner of the Rue Courtois.
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