Serre Reali di Laeken,Belgio
The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken are set in the Royal Palace of Brussels park. They represent one of the most extraordinary spring events in Belgium, an authentic enchanted garden which houses a rare and precious variety of tropical plants from every corner of the earth. This immense and spectacular complex, located just 3 miles from Brussels, consists of seven sinuous domes of glass and metal throughout galleries, gardens and pavilions in the Art Nouveau style. This refined architecture is spread over almost 3 hectares, today considered one of the largest greenhouses in the world.
The greenhouses were designed by the architect Alphonse Balat for King Leopold II towards the end of the 19th century and still contain some species of plants of origin. This universe of great beauty is kept alive by the incessant work of the team of royal gardeners who, with their annual commitment, contribute to enriching and embellishing the greenhouses and related spaces, with increasingly sought-after plants and flowers. In addition to the various rare plants and more particular exotic flowers, the park is also home to one of the largest collections of camellias.
The castle is the official residence of the King and the royal family, the doors of the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken are only open to visitors for a short time. The event lasts only 3 weeks, generally starting towards the second part of April and ending within the first seven days of May. A very limited period of time, but necessary to preserve and keep the delicate balance of this corner of paradise unchanged.
Entrance tickets must be booked in advance through the official website of the Serres royales de Laeken.
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