A brief introduction to one of Leuven’s delights: the Leuven Botanical Garden, or Kruidtuin.
If you’re shopping in Leuven, on business there, passing through, or just fancy an hour of peaceful relaxation amidst beauty, then get down to the Leuven Kruidtuin.
It’s free to visit, it’s open every day, there’s plenty of benches to sit on and soak up the atmosphere, and it’s packed full of fascinating plants of all sizes, types and colours.
Here’s a few photos that I took on my recent visit to the Leuven Botanical Garden, to whet your appetite.
Dear Denzil, I still read your posts with interest, even though Iâ€™m a long way from Belgium. I went to the Botanic Gardens in Oxford yesterday, after visiting the Ashmolean museum, And met up with Sue and Roger Cox. We were reminiscing about lots of old friends in Bx! Hope you are all well. X Catherine
Lovely to hear from you Catherine. We are all fine and glad to hear that you are too. Best wishes.
Cheers! I had such fun taking them.
Botanical gardens are excellent places to reconnect with the beauty of our natural world. Judging from your photos, the Leuven Botanical Garden is such a place 🙂
You’re right Rosaliene, and very educational too. Best wishes with your forthcoming book.
Thanks, Denzil 🙂
Great photos! Whenever I travel to a new place, I always check to see if there’s a botanical garden to visit. Now I have one more to add to my wish list!
Yes Henry I agree, especially when they are well tended… And free!
A magical place, Denzil. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Thanks Pat I enjoyed my time there greatly. Most refreshing.
Absolutely beautiful shots. 🙂
Thanks Judy, you don’t have to walk far in a botanical garden to see something photogenic! ðŸ“¸ ðŸŒ¸
It’s gorgeous Denzil! So green and lush, and the floral displays are lovely. My favourite of this gallery would have to be the thirsty bee.
Thanks Carol. Yes at first I thought it had fallen into the water and needed rescuing but then I noticed it was on a duckweed leaf and drinking!
Looks beautiful, Denzil, and just look at that blue sky! ðŸ˜â›…ðŸ’•
Thanks Jo. Just what was needed. And thankfully without the temperature of 40 that we touched recently! ðŸ”¥
Beautiful photographs Denzil. You are very blessed to have these on your doorstep.
Thanks Brigid. I am sure you would be identify all or most of the flowers growing there! ðŸŒ¸ðŸ¥€ðŸŒ»ðŸŒ¼
Thanks Joke. ðŸ˜Š
Fabulous photos Denzil, it looks like a very tranquil spot.
You would love it and would be able to describe it more eloquently than I could
I know I am. Oh you mean the flowers?
I did mean the flowers, but if the cap fits â€¦
Art through the medium of a garden – it looks to be a beautiful place Denzil, and beautifully presented in your photographs.
Thanks Theresa it’s indeed an oasis of rest and peace in a bustling city
Thanks Becky, hope all is well with you
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