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Botanic Garden Meise

Meise Botanic Garden (the former National Botanic Garden of Belgium) is situated in the heart of Belgium, just north of the capital city Brussels. Located in a historic park of 92 ha, this garden is home to several internationally important collections, among which the living collection with nearly 18.000 plant species, the seed bank, the library, and the herbarium and its almost 3.500.000 specimens.

The garden and some collections (such as the greenhouses and the library) are publicly accessible and mostly used for recreative and educational purposes. Other collections are primarily used for research by scientists all over the world. Meise Botanic Garden also contributes towards conservation of biodiversity. In partnership with national and international sister-institutions, the aim is to protect plants and deepen our knowledge thereof both in and ex situ.

A visit to the Plant Palace, completely renovated and opened in 2017, is surely worth it. In the upcoming years, several changes await, namely de complete renovation of the domain and its buildings, including among others two visitor centres, the making of several thematic gardens, and a wood museum.

If you wish to keep informed about everything what happens in Meise Botanic Garden, you can surf to www.plantentuinmeise.be. Our collections are virtually accessible as well under www.botanicalcollections.be. Via the DoeDat-platform, you can help us to further unlock our collection to an ever broader audience!

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Aceraceae

The plant family Aceraceae or Maple family consists of trees and shrubs from temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere or mountainous tropical zon…

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Crépin’s Rose Herbarium (IX)

For more than hundred years, Meise Botanic Garden has been curating a unique 19th century rose herbarium, created and assembled by the Belgian rose s…

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Lycopodiaceae

The Lycopodiaceae is a member of the spore family, which does not reproduce by seed but by spores. They have smaller leaves than ferns. The members …

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Callitrichaceae (I)

Callitrichaceae or water-starwort family is a very small family of one genus (Callitriche) with 25 species. They are broad-leaved, herbaceous, aquat…

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Cyperaceae (XX)

The Cyperaceae are a family of herbs, which have a grass or rush-like appearance and usually grow in clumps. Features distinguishing members of the …

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A short note on Adolph Bastian

In this project, we will transcribe a short note written in French by G. Simeon about the expeditions of the German botanist Adolph Bastian (1826-190…

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Becquet in Rwanda & Burundi

In this project, you will be able to explore some of the registers of the Belgian botanist Auguste Jean-Marie Becquet (1899-1974). These documents co…

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Michel Arbonnier's Burundian orchids

In this project, you will be able to explore some of the registers of the botanist Michel Arbonnier (1948-). These documents contain valuable informa…

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Batetela vernacular names

In this project, you will be able to explore some registers concerning the Italian botanist Ferruccio David Ugo Bavicchi (1866-1925). Besides letters…

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Amaranthaceae alienae

Amaranthaceae alienae – the non-native amaranths & allies of Belgium:The amaranth family is widespread in the world and very diverse in ter…

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