Blooming marvellous: Brussels in the springtime
Spring is finally here, birds are singing and Brussels is in bloom. But where are the best places to enjoy the spring flowers and balmy sunshine?
The Royal Greenhouses at Laeken
For a few weeks each year, ordinary mortals can enjoy the royal treatment, with access to the spectactular complex of 19th century greenhouses in the grounds of the royal palace at Laeken. The full visit, which lasts about an hour, takes visitors through a succession of greenhouses, filled with everything from tropical palms to vivid fuschias and geraniums. The beautiful colours and lush vegetation inside are matched by the explosion of blossom on the cherry trees as you walk from one greenhouse to the next – not to be missed!
From 21 April, more info here.