27 May 2010 - 9 January 2011. As part of the celebrations of Congo's independence, the National Botanic Gardens of Belgium present 'Amazing Africa' - a botanical exhibition displaying the diversity of African plants from the Sahara to the rain forests of the Congo.
As a former colonial power, Belgium has had links with the continent of Africa for over 100 years, and the Botanic Gardens have collaborated with research institutes in Congo, Cameroon and Madagascar to amass this living collection. The display includes Egyptian datepalms and South African proteas, and is a fitting testament to International Year of Biodiversity 2010.
The gardens are located in Meise, a small village 12 km north of the centre of Brussels.
Dail: 09.30-18.30 (Last admission: 17.30)
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National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Bouchout Domain, Nieuwelaan 38, Brussels. Tel. +32 02 260 09 70 www.br.fgov.be