A stroll around the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

As is customary, the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken will be open to the public from 13 May to 6 June. Due to the prevailing health measures, visits to the Greenhouses have been reorganised so they take place both indoors and outdoors.

The visit begins with a walk around the gardens of the Royal Estate, giving visitors a chance to first admire the wonderful architecture of the greenhouses from afar. As they continue their stroll, visitors will discover architectural elements adorning the gardens, such as the ruins of a temple on the banks of a pond, the semicircular rose garden and Queen Elisabeth's studio. They are then invited to explore the interior of the largest greenhouses: the Pier Greenhouse, the Congo Greenhouse with its subtropical plants, the dome-shaped Winter Garden featuring palm trees and tree ferns, and the Orangery, where orange trees, laurels and camellias spend the winter.

The entire visit covers about 2 kilometres and lasts at least an hour. Due to the current health measures, the other greenhouses will not be accessible this year since we cannot guarantee that the recommended distance will be maintained between visitors.

Another change this year is that visitors are required to book their visit to the Royal Greenhouses ahead of time via www.koninklijke-serres-royales.be. Only a limited number of visitors can be admitted. It is not possible to book a visit on-site.