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“A beautiful botanical garden (what you would expect)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Botanic Garden of Belgium

National Botanic Garden of Belgium
Nieuwelaan 38, Meise 1860 , Belgium
32 2 260 09 20
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Meise
Type: Gardens
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Accra Ghana
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48 attraction reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“A beautiful botanical garden (what you would expect)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We visited the garden by taking a bus from downtown Brussels and it lets you off right at the park which is north of town about 20 minutes. The bus runs every 15 minutes so an easy way to go if you don't have a car. It is very well laid out and well kept. The greenhouses are very nice and are laid out according to type of landscape and climate - arid, humid, tropical, orchids etc. You go from one area to another and their collection is nice. Having lived in DR Congo and Madagascar, many of their plants originated from there. It is a very worthwhile place to visit and slow down and enjoy nature and it is especially nice on a sunny day which can be rare in Brussels. We got lucky and had a very nice couple of hours.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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“Poor mans garden”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

garden was okay and fountain worked but no wow factor. Also the greenhouse thing looked like it had better days

Visited May 2013
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Moscow
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The great escape from the summer crowds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

You can enjoy city architecture on early moning or late evening, visit museums before midday and whole day devote to this vast, nice and quiet park

Visited July 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The green houses are lovely from the outside, the lay out of the park is an absolute delight, the scents intoxicating, all in all it is well worth to spend an hour or two here. There is also a small cafe.

Visited June 2013
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Valencia, California
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123 attraction reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Large Garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

One of the largest botanical gardens, it is home to many large collections of trees, especially oaks and species roses, and has one of the largest botanical plant collections, including world famous Belgium Francois Crepin.

Visited June 2013
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