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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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Fabaceae (VII)

The Fabaceae (legume family) are the third largest plant family in the world after the Asteraceae (daisy family) and Orchidaceae (orchids). More than…

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Ranunculaceae (III)

The Ranunculaceae are evolutionary primitive flowering plants and they do not have particularly sophisticated flowers or fruits. However, they have b…

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Plants of Tanzania (IV)

Tanzania is located on the African east coast. The name arose as the contraction of two previously independently administrated territories: Tanganyik…

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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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Hubert Callens in Central Africa

In this project, you will be able to explore some of the registers of the botanist Hubert Callens. These documents contain valuable information about…

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Poaceae (D)

The grass family in Belgium:The Poaceae, commonly known as “grasses”, is one of the most species rich and widespread plant families. For …

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