Ghent University Botanical Garden: natural oasis in the city

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Ghent University Botanical Garden: natural oasis in the city

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The original Ghent University Botanical Garden was housed in 1797 in the Baudeloo abbey. But due to the strong air pollution, it was decided to move it on the edge of the newly built Citadel Park. The move to the new "Botanical Institute" was completed in 1903. Since then, the Botanical Garden has continued to evolve and grow. Currently there are 2,75 ha and more than 10,000 plant species are housed in several greenhouses. The Botanical Garden has now also a public function in Ghent. Curious about witch butter? Then you have to check out the temporary expo about mucous mushrooms. We offer workshops and demos to detect and determine mucous membranes themselves. You will also find out more about expeditions looking for new botanical species.

For whom

children, youngsters, adults

Location

Campus Ledeganck - Plantentuin

Time

13u-17u