Garden of medicinal plants (UCL)


The magnificent botanical gardens of Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), which extend over 3 hectares, contain almost 500 different species of plants, including 100 types of shrubs. The gardens consist of vast lawns, recreation areas and an enclosed 2,000 m2 garden of medicinal plants, set up in 1975 by Professor Moens. It contains the largest collection of medicinal plants and herbs in Belgium, perhaps even in Europe. Each specimen has an information plaque with its Latin name, common name, family and its main properties and uses, as well as its level of toxicity. The ground-level plants are organised over 43 beds that follow the standard systematic order of modern flora. The aquatic plants are concentrated near the fish pond.

Guided tours. Saturday and Sunday at 11h00 and 14h00 (duration: 2 hours). In French only. Up to 25 people per tour.
Guided tours in sign language (also of the Sculpture Garden). Saturday at 15h00 and Sunday at 14h00 and 16h00. In cooperation with the association Arts et _Culture.

Practical information

  • avenue E. Mounier
    1200 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday from 09h00 to 18h00
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      Alma/Crainhem – Alma/Kraainem
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