Tenbosch Park

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Tenbosch Park

A small haven of peace in a very built-up neighbourhood, Tenbosch Park extends over 3 hectares. One third of the land once belonged to a property purchased in 1885, at a time when the site was still situated in the heart of the countryside. In 1902, Louis and Élisa Semet-Solvay took over the estate, on which a château had been built in the intervening years. It was their son, Jean-Louis, who was responsible for the current layout of Tenbosch Park. A passionate dendrologist, Jean-Louis soon acquired adjoining sites and expanded the garden, where he planted numerous exotic species of tree on the advice of the gardener Hector Noyer and an English family, the Hilliers, who owned nurseries. The park contains euodia, sweetgum, Japanese raisin, California bay laurel, tetracentron, sycopsis, Chinese pearlbloom, Chinese prickly-ash and Japanese pagoda trees, over 90 of which are included on the list of remarkable trees, a record for such a modest-sized site. The arboretum, which was revamped by the company René Pechère et Partners at the request of the Brussels Region, its current owner, was opened to the public in 1986.

Practical information

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    1050 Brussels
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