Neerpede Sensory Garden


The first park in Brussels designed for visually-impaired persons, this 2,529 m2 garden, located in the centre of a block of buildings, is dedicated to all five senses. Designed by the engineering design firm of René Pechère & Partners, it was officially opened in 2011. The Sensory Garden enables the general public, as well as visually-impaired persons, to safely explore numerous varieties of plants thanks to braille-signposted pathways. The garden mainly focuses on the senses of smell (odiferous plants), hearing (fountains and water features), touch (distinctive plants) and taste (edible plants). A unique trail that enables visitors to touch, smell, see and even taste, in certain cases, the plants presented in raised blue stone structures. A greenhouse, for potted plants that require protection during the winter months, is also used as a venue for various educational activities focused on nature and protection of biodiversity.

Practical information

  • rue de Neerpede 187
    1070 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00
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      Hôpital Joseph Bracops/Joseph Bracops Ziekenhuis