Street-facing small gardens


16/09/2017 - 16/09/2017

From the end of the 19th century, urban planning composed the setting of a front garden between the facades and the public roads as a way to embellish the many new neighbourhood created at the tune. Apart from the surfacing of the entrance roads and, later, those leading to the garages, these heavily planted areas form beautiful gardens overlooking the street. They offer numerous urban planning and architectural benefits, including increasing the space between the front of the buildings on either side of the street, increasing the natural light in the street and within the buildings and improving the appearance of the structures. From small gardens enclosed by ornate wrought iron railings to simple lawns, the layout of the set-back zones varies depending on time period, building and neighbourhood. Ensuring the long-term preservation of these spaces is a specific priority of the city authorities.

In cooperation with Ann Voets and Homegrade.

Practical information

    • CIVA Foundation
    • rue de l’Ermitage 55
    • 1050 Brussels
    • Saturday only at 18h00 (French) and at 16h00 (Dutch)
      Please note that bookings are essential. Call 02/227.42.69 (from Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 12h00 and 14h00 to 16h00).
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