Our Gardens

Botanical GardensLeuven’s botanical backyard is the oldest one in Belgium. Located on the mid-western aspect of the Garden, the hilly three-hectare web site has a collection of greater than 1,000 species and a couple of,000 hybrids of orchids. These gardens are notable for their buildings that embrace sculptures, pavilions , bandstands , memorials, shadehouses , tea homes and such. Founded in 1863 with the planting of an English oak tree, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens have grown from small beginnings to turn out to be a much-beloved vacation spot for Cantabrians and visitors alike.

Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, the primary plants were being imported to these main Western European gardens from Eastern Europe and close by Asia (which provided many bulbs ), and these discovered a spot within the new gardens, the place they could be conveniently studied by the plant specialists of the day. There are spectacular flowering timber … Read the rest