Don't miss on your visit the royal stables!
They were built in the beginning of the 20th century under the reign of Albert I and Leopold II.
They are a creation of the architecs Girault and Flanneau.
The orangerie is the building that will let you enter the royal greenhouses and the royal park.
It will also be the building you visit last, on your way out.
Here you will find little orange trees :-)
and stands were you can buy postcards and catalogues.
the public toilets are here as well.
The royal greenhouses are divided in different parts.
At the time it is opened, you will have the opportunity to watch the early springflowers.
One of my favorite halls in the "azalea"hall.
I think if you look at the picture (pls click on it to enlarge), you will see it goes behond discussion this is breath taking!
Architect Poelaert (same as the one who designed the Palace of Justice in Brussels) has given the 18th century castle a new front in the early 1900ties.
When the flag is up, the king is home!
well that was it ... this hall will lead to the orangerie where you can buy that catalogue or those postcards :-)
I hope you enjoyed!
a big round dome, an innercircle surrounded by pillars and a walking path in a huge circle at the outside of the pillar row.
Here you can see a detail of the iron inside of the greenhouse.
It takes a lot of maintainance to keep it clean and to avoid corosion.
the wide stairs (of the previous tip) will bring you in some new rooms with more tropical plants, some of them we are familiar with.
Lots of people take a deep breath and trying to inhale the scent of the flowers.
I didn't do, you never know if one might get a yellow nose from those lilies `-)
but I did take a closer look!
At our right there is a wide stairs going up.
On both sides of it we get spoiled with magnificient flower compositions.
coming out of the previous alley we find ourselfs in a bigger hall with two similar statues facing eachother.
This is one of them.
left and right, there are small alleys that lead to statues on almost hidden places, hidden in different types of green.
In this huge green house you will find a plentitude of azalea's all ordered accordingly to their colour:
red and fuchsia coloured.
another hall and another stair leads us to this open and inviting door... another marvel is waiting for us there.
The park looks enless.
When I was there, there were little yellow flags on certain spots, maybe this garden is a (royal) golf area as well?