The Botanic Garden Meise is situated just north of Brussels, in the centre of Belgium. Visit us and see tropical plants growing in the Plant Palace, the largest greenhouse in Belgium and stroll through the historic 92 hectare park.

The gardens are a centre of excellence for research on tropical and European botany, conducted in one of the largest herbaria in the world.

The vascular plant herbarium contains about 2.5 million specimens, among which are about 30,000 nomenclatural types. For practical reasons, the herbarium has three main geographical divisions, the African, Belgian and General Collections. Each is then subdivided into pteridophytes, gymnosperms, monocots and dicots. Arrangement within the major units is alphabetical by families, genera, species and infraspecific categories.

Furthermore, the garden contributes towards plant conservation, aiming to protect as many plants as possible in their natural environments. This is done in partnership with many other national and international botanic gardens and conservation organisations

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