Named after its founder, the Jean Massart Botanical Garden was created in 1922 by this great defender of nature and professor of botany at the ULB (Free University of Brussels). It’s located in Auderghem, a stone’s throw from Rouge-Cloître, the Sonian

Forest and the Seny, Ten Reuken and Bergoje parks. This botanical garden was designed by landscape architect Jules Buyssens. With some 2,000 plant species, it’s one of the richest botanical gardens in Belgium and a real living museum. Admire the thousands of native and exotic plants that the gardeners, researchers and students take care of every day.

The garden is an open-air laboratory for studying how plants can make cities healthier and more sustainable. It’s also a museum of ULB and is part of the science trail, together with the Museum of Zoology.