Opening of the Royal greenhouses of Laeken

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19/04/2019 - 10/05/2019

Opening of the Royal greenhouses of Laeken

Tens of tonnes of glass and steel: a strange recipe for such a lightweight building! But that was the bold gamble taken by Leopold II's favourite architect for a king who wanted a “little winter garden” adjoining his palace, to house plants and tropical trees from all over the planet. For a fortnight every year, the public can wander around this truly special world: in full flower, rare species fill these vast spaces with intoxicating scents.

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