Hidden parks and a king’s dream

16/09/2017 - 16/09/2017

The Louise-Tenbosch quarter, which everyone thinks they know well, is home to a number of small, hidden backyard parks, spots of green in a densely built-up municipality. For example, close to Avenue Louise/Louizalaan, in Ixelles/Elsene, stretch the pathways of the very lovely Tenbosch Park, an arboretum containing the largest collection of rare plants in the Brussels region, a refuge for countless wild birds which has also been settled by monk parakeets and ring-necked parakeets. In addition to this former property, the sole vestige of which is occupied by the Indian embassy, this walking tour will take you on an exploration of the flora and fauna sculpted on the Art Nouveau or Beaux-Arts style façades and will finish in Jardin du Roi, a French-style formal park which Léopold II wanted as a panoramic window over the Ixelles Ponds site during the development of Avenue Louise/Louizalaan.

In cooperation with E-Guides.

Practical information

    • at the corner of Rue Paul-Émile Janson/Paul Emile Jansonstraat and Avenue Louise/Louizalaan (tour ends at Jardin du Roi)
    • rue Paul-Émile Janson
    • 1000 Brussels
    • Saturday only at 10h00 and 14h00 (duration: 2 hours)
      Please note that bookings are essential. Call 0499/21.39.85 or e-mail info@e-guides.be. Up to 20 people per tour. In French only.
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      Bailli/Baljuw
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      Bailli/Baljuw