When you have left the royal stables you will enter through this building, it is the first building and it houses the "orangerie".You will pass through the orangerie on your way out. There you can buy postcards or catalogues.Each year during Spring, the greenhouses of Laken are opened to the public during the last week of April and the frist week...more
In this huge green house you will find a plentitude of azalea's all ordered accordingly to their colour.Here is the group of the red ones.The contemporary collection in the royal greenhouses is of real big value and more specific in three kind:.First of all, a certain amount of plants are still the original ones as "planted by" Leopold II.Second...more
and watch the magnificien dome, the royal crown on the top.Soon you will find out how it looks inside!In 1873architect Alphonse Balat designed a greenhouse complex for King Leopold II.It had to "communicate" with the classic style of the Palac. The greenhouses addapted the shape of a glazier city, in the midst of a hilly park landscape.These royal...more
It is marvelous to see all the sites of this greenhouse construction.Especially on a sunny day, the green of the metal and the colour of the glas in the sun looks marvelous.During the 19th century, the advanced knowledge and technics and new materials, led to the combination of metal and glas and in this way to a whole new style: the green house.more
The statues I was talking about in the previous tip are seperated from eachother by this row of beautiful flowers in baskets.Here I found the one back that I saw last year and who's picture is in my t-logues.It is a green spiral one with the pink flowers, but not in focus on this picture.I have the impression the gardeners are changing a few things...more
It is yellow, it has 4 wheels and it is waiting for you at the parking space :-)
It is called the icecream van!
What to buy: Icecream of course! in different flavours!
Whether you parked your car or you came by bus, don't just cross the street but wait for the local police to help you over.
They are specially there to stop the traffic and let you pass.
... when you walk through the garden of the royal palace, you might find several places where you can sit for a few minutes should your legs don't want to carry you no further or should you just want to enjoy the magnificient view. Spring is lovely!Visiting the garden medio April, will give you the advantage of enjoying the japanese cherie trees...more
After you have visited the royal stables you will be invited into the park.It is a lovely park and I will try to spread the pictures in the t-logues and into tips with fewer comments.In the park are some statues.This wild boar is special in a way that it is one of 2 pieces made. The other one is in the Zoo of AntwerplWhat hardly can do here but you...more