Gardens and greenhouses of the Redouté-Peiffer Institute


The school of market gardening, created in 1922, was constantly developing and expanding its courses, adding flower-growing in 1932 and the history of gardening in 1946. In 1958, Paul Dewit, then director of the school, conceived the idea of creating an alpine-inspired rockery garden for the institute. The student of Jules Buyssens surpassed all expectations with this undertaking, combining gravel and plants with a rare subtlety. The asymmetrical garden, in keeping with the fondness for the picturesque style, reveals itself along the improbable routes of winding paths. The site was further enhanced with a greenhouse filled with tropical plants in the 1960s. Maintained according to the original wishes of its creator, who also used it as a teaching tool, this little-known garden is a magnificent testament to the esthetical history of gardens in Belgium.

Guided tours. Saturday and Sunday at 11h00 and 14h00 (duration: 1.5 hours). Up to 25 people per tour.
Demonstration on use of a “pot press”. Saturday and Sunday at 12h30 and 15h30.

Practical information

  • avenue Marius Renard 1
    1070 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00
    • M
      Bizet/Veeweide – Bizet/Veeweyde
    • T
      Van Beethoven
    • B
      Debussy/Van Beethoven