Plant-insect relationships at the Jean Massart Botanical Garden

16/09/2017 - 17/09/2017

The Massart Garden is a garden that is as “entomological” as it is “botanical”! In recent years, the entomologists of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences have spent a great deal of time at the Jean Massart Botanical Garden. They have traversed it left, right and centre, as well as up and down, coming up with the following result: 1,300 species of insects and spiders live in the garden! And research continues…
With several hundred plant species on a surface area of just under 5 hectares, many of which are unique in Brussels, the Jean Massart Botanical Garden offers highly diversified food sources and environmental niches for insects. Located at the entrance to Brussels, it can today boast, thanks to the management provided by the Université Libre de Brussels for 30 years now and with the help of Bruxelles Environnement/Leefmilieu Brussel since 2009, of being a veritable hotspot of biodiversity in an urban area. It is an oasis of riches just waiting to be discovered through this outdoor photography exhibition!

Practical information

    • Jean Massart Botanical Garden (ULB)
    • chaussée de Wavre 1850
    • 1160 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00 (guided tours of the exhibition on Saturday at 11h00 and 14h00 and on Sunday at 11h00 and 16h00)
    • M
      Herrmann-Debroux
    • T
      Herrmann-Debroux
    • B
      Rouge-Cloître/Roodklooster