The gardener king

16/09/2017 - 17/09/2017

On this walking tour, you will discover or get a new perspective on a trio of exceptional adjacent parks: the Colonial Gardens, Sobieski Park and the Florist’s Gardens. Before being opened to the public, they formed part of the personal properties of Léopold II: the first as an acclimatisation garden used to develop his colonial projects in the Congo, the second as an orchard for the palace and the third, the “florist’s” garden, for growing flowers to decorate the royal residences. Due to their original function, each benefits from a particular layout that takes full advantage of the topography and the parcel’s orientation. The history of the gardens and the reconfiguration carried out in the 1960s to convert them into public parks will be explained during this walking tour, which will culminate with a breath-taking view over the city and its suburbs.

In cooperation with Laeken Découverte.

Practical information

    • in front of the church
    • place Saint-Lambert
    • 1020 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday at 10h00 and 14h30 (French) and at 14h30 (Dutch) (duration: 1.5 hours)
      Please note that bookings are essential. Call 0479/39.77.15 or e-mail laeken.decouverte@gmail.com. Up to 25 people per tour.
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      Centenaire/Eeuwfeest