Together with the Sobieski Park and the Florist's Gardens, the Colonial Garden is one of the royal gardens designed by King Leopold II to embellish the surroundings of the Royal Palace in Laeken. The three gardens formed a horticultural ensemble and the colonial garden was set up as an acclimatisation area for exotic plants from the Congo, which the king wanted to study. Today, there is a lawn, where the greenhouses for growing these exotic plants used to be located and a wooded area.
As well as Sobieski Park and the Florist's Gardens, take a stroll through Laeken Park and Osseghem Park. Don't miss the Atomium, but also Mini-Europe, the Planetarium and the Design Museum Brussels. Temporary exhibitions are also regularly held at Brussels Expo. Last but not least, marvel at the Japanese Tower and the Museums of the Far East.
The Colonial Garden
Location: The Colonial Garden, 1000 Brussels