A Guided Tour of
The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
picture by Jean-Pol Grandmont
During the 19th century, progress in construction techniques, especially the use of metal and glass, made a new type of building possible: the greenhouse. So, in 1873, King Leopold II asked his favorite architect, Alphonse Balat (mentor of Victor Horta), to create a “little winter garden” adjoining the Castle of Laeken to house plants and tropical trees from all over the planet. The result is a truly special world: in full flower, rare species fill these vast spaces with amazing colors and intoxicating scents.
On this tour, you will benefit from a guided visit of the greenhouses and its fabulous collection of exotic plants and flowers, learn the history of the 18th century castle, of the royal family and particularly King Leopold II, and its beautiful park, trees, stables and orangery.
Don’t miss this guided visit of the Greenhouses of Laeken, which are only opened to the public for three weeks every year.
Please note that this event is limited to 25 participants.
Date: Monday, April 30, 2018.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, Avenue du Parc Royal, 1020 Brussels
Parking: opposite the Castle of Laeken, Avenue de la Dynastie
Price: €25 - ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €20.
Reservations are due by Friday, April 27 at:
Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Greenhouses” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
Cancellations are possible until noon on Friday, April 27. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.