The green surroundings of the Botanical Gardens


16/09/2017 - 17/09/2017

This exhibition will present a number of unseen collection pieces illustrating the development of green spaces surrounding the Botanical Gardens in the 19th century: original photos, both colourised and in black and white, from 1830-1850, with views, featuring activities or people, of the botanical gardens (later transformed into a landscape park, the Botanical Gardens), a bird’s eye plan of the city and paintings with views of the green surroundings during the development (1826) and after completion of the project (1849) by Pierre-François Gineste (1769-1850), the decorative painter and architect who would ultimately carry out the work.
Guided tours will also tell the story of the botanical garden since its establishment in 1826, through the turbulences of the Belgian Revolution, the commercial challenges and up to the loss of land and the creation of the park in 1958.

In cooperation with Musée Charlier.

Practical information

    • Charlier Museum
    • avenue des Arts 16
    • 1210 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday from 12h00 to 17h00 (guided tours, in French Sunday at 13h00 and 15h00 and in Dutch Saturday at 13h00 and 15h00)
      The exhibition runs until 13 October 2017.
    • M
    • M
      Arts-Loi/Madou – Kunst-Wet/Madou
    • B
      Joseph II/Jozef II
    • B