Botanic Garden Meise, Meise

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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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  • Entrance for the Botanic Garden is 7 EUR and for this price you can buy a day long enjoy the peace and nature. The trails take you along the beautiful trees and plants and other attractions such as the castle of Bouchout, the Orangery and greenhouses. The castle looks nicer on the outside than the inside. In the Orangery itself you can enjoy a quick bite. The taken lasagna and pot roast with French fries was not bad but also not really special. The greenhouses eyes knob but are plenty in renovation. Inside you can enjoy a wide variety of plants. The Botanic Garden is worth a visit on a lazy Sunday.
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  • That has been a while since I've been there. Everything was beautiful in bloom. I found no good to have a cup of coffee. Free just for the inhabitants of Meise.
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  • -Location: very nice in the Botanic Garden of Meise-building/decor: very cosy, beautiful flowers, nice tables, chairs and crockery-Menu: great concept with all groentenquiche, mini-sandwiches, pastries, scones,-wrraps,---puffs,-panna cotta ...-> jet could more elaborate + tea or water would have to be offered-more control: Unfortunately it was very crowded in the Hall and little structure. We had to wait very long, someone aansoreken several times, several things were veregetn or skipped and had to be asked ... the team was clearly ondermand
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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.