Botanic Garden Meise, Meise
(4.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
The Botanic Garden Meise is located in the grounds of Bouchout Castle in the town of Meise, just north of Brussels in the province of Flemish Brabant. It is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world with an extensive collection of living plants in addition to a herbarium of over 3 million specimens. The current garden was established in 1958 after it moved from the centre of Brussels; the former site is now the Botanical Garden of Brussels. Researchers at the garden conduct research particularly on Belgian and African plants.The Botanic Garden contains about 18,000 plant species—about 6% of all known plant species of the world. Half are in greenhouses, the other half, including cultivated and indigenous plants, are outdoors. The gardens are grouped around the castle and lake of the Bouchout domain.The mission statement of the Botanic Garden Meise specifies the increasing and spreading "the knowledge of plants" and contributions to "the conservation of biodiversity."The Botanic Garden was property of the Belgian federal government, but after several years of negotiations it was eventually transferred to the Flemish Community effective 1 January 2014. The French Community still has its own employees and representation in the board of directors. The plants, library, etc. remain property of the federal State but given as commodate to the Flemish Community.
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  • Invited to a baby shower in the Orangerie of the Botanic Garden. From the car park a bit through the beautiful park to the Orangerie. We were spoiled with sweet and savoury food. Attractively decorated case. With definitely afterwards along the impressive castle teruggewandeld. We will definitely be back in the summer.
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  • We have been to the event of Halloween gone in the park with the children. The park was beautifully decorated, staff was dressed up. One had clearly worked hard to ineensteken of a great attraction. The entrance was very cheap, even free for inhabitants of Meise. We got to the Castle and this was totally decorated for halloween. A great experience in a beautiful frame. We certainly keep a wonderful memory. Many thanks for this!
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  • The garden of Meise are really worth visiting. I discovered them in October a sunny Sunday. The panorama was splendid with beautiful fall colors. Although there was apparently a lot of people to see the parking lot, the Park is so big that we can walk there without crowds. On the contrary, it wasn't even very quiet.
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  • One of the largest plant collections in the world. And if botany isn't your thing, then the 90-hectare park and domain might seduce you for a walk. Or the pancakes, ice cream and waffles of the excellent Orangerie cafetaria
  • A big territory, full of various trees. Take your time to walk and enjoy. Meise Garden is worth to visit!
  • Beauriful quiet park. the little castle in the middle is also worth visiting
  • Relaxing place not far from Brussels. With a unique collection of plants.
  • Huge variety of plants inside and outside but needs more information signs. And needs to put more plants in the spotlight.