Parks & Gardens
A personal selection of some of the many beautiful parks and gardens to visit in Belgium, including, where possible, opening times and location details.
For three weeks every spring, the phenomenal Royal Greenhouses in Laken are open to the public (in 2016: fromÂ 15 April until 6 May). They are… Read More »The Royal Greenhouses of Brussels. Brutality beneath the beauty
If you are a fan of all things Japanese, you might be interested in various events being held at the Japanese Garden in Hasselt to… Read More »Japanese Garden, Hasselt. Obon at Oishii
I’ve posted earlier on the wonderful Floralia Brussels exhibition, the spring flower show held on the grounds and in the greenhouses of the Castle of Groot-Bijgaarden (this year’s event is now closed). Regular ‘Discovering Belgium’ reader Wendy Deyell went to the exhibition, and has shared some of her beautiful photos. Enjoy!
Known as the smallest town in the world, Durbuy is also one of the prettiest. Due to its picturesque location on the banks of the… Read More »Visiting Durbuy. A delight in miniature
Covering 12 hectares and with a collection of over 7,000 rare trees and shrubs and many more perennials, Kalmthout Arboretum to the north of Antwerp has become known worldwide. It’s well worth a visit at any time of the year.
The Leuven Botanical Garden may be one of the smallest botanical gardens in Belgium, but itâ€™s one of the most charming. Itâ€™s small enough to cover in an hour or two; itâ€™s well laid out; and easily accessible with wheelchairs and childrenâ€™s buggies.