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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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Wild Meise, trail camera 4 (22/08/2018 - 18/09/2018)

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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Léon Pynaert in Central Africa

In this project, you will be able to explore some of the registers of the Belgian botanist Léon Auguste Edouard Joseph Pynaert (1876-1968). Th…

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Invasive Spring Blossoms

The splendour of blooming flowers is what characterizes the spring! The more flowers, the more beautiful and the better the auspice for butterflies, …

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Asteraceae: Hieracium

The genus Hieracium (hawkweed) in Belgium:This project aims to document the Belgian specimens of the genus Hieracium (hawkweed), a group belonging to…

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Wild Meise, camera trap 5 (28/06/2018 - 01/08/2018)

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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安渓: Yuji & Takako Ankei in Kivu

For a few months in 1979-1980, the Japanese biologists Yuji Ankei (安渓遊地) and Takako Ankei (安渓貴子) explored the eastern part of the present-day Democra…

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The gall herbarium

Galls, what are they? Galls are abnormal growths on plants (the host) caused by a parasitic attack. These parasites (the guests) can be animals …

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Glass plates

Glass plates:A picture is worth a thousand words. Certainly when concerning plants, one image can say a lot more than just a long description. And th…

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Paul Bamps in Africa

In this project, you will be able to explore some of the registers of the Belgian botanist Paul Bamps, a now retired colaborator of the Botanic Garde…

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Potamogetonaceae

The pondweed family in Belgium:In this project we will document the Potamogetonaceae, which are aquatic herbaceous plants. Some live completely under…

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