Antwerp Botanical Garden (De Antwerpse Plantentuin)

Located in downtown Antwerp is the beautiful Botanical Garden (De Plantentuin).  It’s 2 minutes both from my apartment and work, so during the Spring and Summer, when the weather’s nice, I like to picnic in the garden or sit on one of the benches with a nice book.

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Me visiting the Antwerp Botanical Garden in April 2012

The Botanical Garden has been around for more than 200 years!  At first the hospital next to the garden, Saint Elisabeth (Sint-Elisabethhospitaal), used it to grow medicinal plants. Then, about 125 years ago, the garden was used for botanical and scientific research. Now the garden is classified as a landscape of great value.

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Antwerp Botanical Garden

 

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Antwerp Botanical Garden

 

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Antwerp Botanical Garden

 

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Close-up of tulips in the Antwerp Botanical Garden

 

If you would like to read more about the Antwerp Botanical Garden, here is a link to the City’s site: http://www.visitantwerpen.be/Bezoekerssite-EN/Publicatiekanalen/Stad/Antwerpenbe/Bezoekerssites/Bezoekerssite-EN/Bezoekerssite-EN-Bezoekerssite-EN/Bezoekerssite-EN-Bezoekerssite-EN-Doelgroepnavigatie/Visitors/to-do/to-do-sights/to-do-sights-a-green-city-Botanical-garden.html

 

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