Meise Botanic Garden

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Meise Botanic Garden
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Meise Botanic Garden is more than two centuries old and is a feast for the senses. It is a place enchanting to the local hiker as well as to the tourist looking for something more. You wander through 92 hectares of nature, with 18,000 plant species from all over the world and with world-class botanical and horticultural collections! You visit the castle, the gigantic glasshouses, the gardens and you can learn all about wood in the WOODlab. Different every day and every season at its best. Here, science and nature meet each other in a picturesque historic domain. A botanical pearl in the heart of Europe.
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Mars_L123
Leuven, Belgium40 contributions
Greenhouse visit
Sep. 2021
I guess the sunny weather made the plants looking better & greener. Our guide (Michel) knew a lot on a lot of plants which made our tour interesting. The botanical garden has a huge greenhouse, divided into sections, depending on the plant species (tropical, desert, ...) (although the suggested tour isn't entirely wheelchair friendly).
Written September 3, 2021
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Lucas M
Belgium55 contributions
Beautiful, expansive gardens
Apr. 2021
I am especially a fan of the gigantic greenhouse, each section of which has its own microclimate, from tropical rainforests (where it is actually raining, pretty much) to arid deserts. Lots of interesting plants! Outside of the greenhouse there is a pretty massive park/forest, for which I didn't have the time to explore in full, but is also lovely to walk through/picnic in. There's a nice little shop selling a lot of plants, books, equipment, etc. You can also get a drink and some basic food at the orangerie. Finally, don't miss out on the "barefoot trail", but be prepared for some painful feet if you weigh more than a child...
Written May 13, 2021
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Nickstbo
Antwerp, Belgium48 contributions
Must do when visiting Belgium
May 2021
If you are staying in Brussels or even in Antwerp to visit Belgium and you are interested in plants, nature or science: do go and visit this place. You will have a lovely walk on a well kept domain and the the big greenhouse is the star of the show. The domain is big enough, so it will never be too crowded. Seeing everything at a good pace will take you 3-4 hours and you will get 10,000 steps in your legs, so be prepared. Not sure about the connection with public transport, but it really is a hidden gem and worth a visit.
Written May 2, 2021
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands6,100 contributions
One of the largest botanical gardens in the world
Jun. 2020
Having been to and very much liking Kew Gardens, we were delighted to visit the Botanical Garden in Meise. We had a fantastic visit, although we were not able to see everything - yet. So we will be back here for another visit.

Highlight most definitely is the main greenhouse, which offers an interesting journey starting with the first plants that were on earth millions of years ago. The only thing we didn't liked that much was the Kasteel van Bouchout. It dates from 1150, but clearly missed a theme: was the castle the main exhibit or the art inside? We felt a bit lost, exploring it. However, the viewpoint does offer a spectacular view over the botanical garden.

I'd say a must visit if you're in the neighbourhood (it's about 40 minutes from Antwerp and 30 minutes from Brussels) and definitely worth a detour if you're not!
Written June 30, 2020
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ErwinVD
Rovaniemi, Finland5 contributions
On a rainy day
Nov. 2019 • Family
This place is a very nice option for those that like to be outside in naturr 'inside', particularly when walking with little children.
Interesting for the elder and the younger ones, a nicely presented and maintained variety of plants of all origins. Even though flowers are rare in November, it was a very nice experience. The absence of any complaints from three young children during a two our walk further demonstrates that everybody was happy.
Written November 12, 2019
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Dorit
Antwerp, Belgium26 contributions
Beautiful For Eyes & Soul
Aug. 2019 • Couples
We were very surprised to find such a well maintained place offering so many beautiful spots to see.

Kids as well as adults would love walking there and you will find out that each plant and tree has a tag name!

Another surprise was the botanic gardens in the green house (covered by glass) - a huge variety of plants arranged by different climatic area.

What a delightful view on the castle was it for us, while swinging on the hammocks hung under the shading trees - this was so much fun!

I'd like to come again in colder days and pretty sure the park will be attractive all year round.

Tip: bring plenty of water in hot days and prepare sandwiches and snacks for a little picnic. There are plenty of nice benches around as well as a picnic corner :)
Written August 4, 2019
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Ann O
Meise, Belgium11 contributions
Romance, out with kids, educational excursions, workout in nature & much more!
May 2019 • Family
I can’t imagine a single person that doesn’t find anything here he or she likes.
It’s a nice place to walk in beautiful nature and experience the more exotic species in the glass area.
There are always nice things to do with the kids and they can enjoy themselves while you are enjoying some basic but correct food & drinks in the beautiful Orangery with sunny terrace and beautiful view.
There is also a picturesque pick-nick place near the beautiful castle.
Check the calendar for events
Written July 29, 2019
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Aniatje
Belgium81 contributions
Nice stroll
May 2019 • Family
It's a place for a nice stroll woth family and kids.
Younger children will surely enjoy the bare foot path.
Written July 21, 2019
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Peter
Antwerp, Belgium8,078 contributions
Exceptional
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Another visit to this exceptional garden. A magnificent collection of rare plants, a living library and an inspiration for one's own garden. Part of the museum pass.
Written June 20, 2019
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GregoryB
Stoke-on-Trent, UK318 contributions
Stunning grounds
May 2019 • Couples
The enormous glasshouse is fascinating and informative with details of the plants/trees etc. Even on a cool day it can be quite oppressive in the tropical section so make sure you "layer down". The various plants/trees/shrubs etc are all name tagged inside the glasshouses and outside which makes them easy to identify. The grounds are spacious and there are various features but they are spread out so allow time to get from one feature to another. There is a buggy that takes people around and is good for people who have difficulty walking - it can accommodate wheelchairs also. Two hours wasn't sufficient but it was part of a coach tour of the Gardens of Holland and Dutch Bulb Fields.
Written May 10, 2019
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