“I feel one with nature, right in the middle of the city of Leuven. The Kruidtuin feels like my dream garden, filled with greenhouses, trees and plants. A perfect hideaway in town.”
In 1738 the University created the Kruidtuin, a botanical garden for students of Medicine in Leuven. Nowadays, the garden is used for scientific research as well as being a green oasis in the centre of the city. But the true purpose of this great retreat is to be peacefully enjoyed. everything about this garden is nice: the trees, the flowers, the design, the fountains and the benches. I’ve stayed here for hours. This central garden, often filled with university students studying, is the oldest in all of Belgium!
You will find an amazing collection of trees and shrubs in the 2.2 hectare garden. In addition to the collection of herbs, water and tub plants the 450 msq.m. greenhouse complex showcases the diversity of tropical and subtropical plants. In contrast with many other botanical gardens, this garden has free access and is used extensively by tourists and citizens alike. The garden functions sometimes as a place of exhibition for contemporary art.