Royal Greenhouses in Laeken

by | May 20, 2011 | International Travel, Travel

As luck would have it, our visit to Brussels coincided with one of the three weeks that the Royal Greenhouses are open in 2011. As soon as I found out I made it my one must-see site for this trip. Thankfully it did not disappoint!

Really a complex of connected greenhouses, this is one the largest ornamental indoor gardens I’ve ever experienced, with large iron beams and acres of glass.

royal greenhouses
The front entrance to the greenhouses

top of the greenhouse
The top of one of the greenhouses

glass ceiling
a view of just how large one of the greenhouses is on the inside

Of course, the greenhouses were filled with great flowers and other plants, particularly fuschia and geraniums. Hundreds of feet of hallway were overflowing with both:

walking under the fuschia
walking under the fuschia and geraniums

fuschia close-up

Anthurium scherzerianum
Anthurium scherzerianum

marble statue

We really enjoyed our trip to the Royal Greenhouses – it was a great value, amazingly beautiful, and hosted lots of photo opportunities.

Misc info – we took the Metro to Bockstael and walked about 20 minutes or so; if we do it again I would catch one of the buses around Bockstael up Ave du Park Royal, as there are stops near the palace. Once on the palace grounds it was 2.50 Euro per person for entrance to the gardens.

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