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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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Plants of Ivory Coast (IV)

Ivory coast, also known as Côte d’Ivoire, is located on the South coast of West-Africa. It is almost shaped as a square and the size is s…

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Scrophulariaceae (II)

The figwort family in Belgium: In this project, we will document the figwort family (Scrophulariaceae). The extension of this family has changed dee…

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Wild Meise, trail camera 3 (12/08/2020 - 05/10/2020)

The Botanic Garden Meise is home to more than vast botanical collections!In this project, you can have a glimpse on some of the less publicised and m…

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Lamiaceae (IV)

The mint family in Belgium:  In this project, we will document part of the Lamiaceae (mint family), a species-rich plant family represented all…

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Juncaceae (II)

The Juncaceae are not the most spectacular plants. Their small brown flowers are wind pollinated and the tough stems make poor grazing. However, they…

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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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Brassicaceae (A-B)

The cabbage family in Belgium:The Brassicaceae are widespread in Belgium, both as crops such as cabbage (Brassica oleracea) and as weeds such as shep…

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