The Botanic Gardens of Liege (Jardin Botanique, Liege, Belgium).

The Botanic Gardens of Liege (Jardin Botanique, Liege, Belgium).

The Botanic Gardens of Liege (Jardin Botanique, Liege, Belgium). - Global : To analyse the natural environment of the Botanic Gardens in Liege, with a focus on the wide plant-life. In the ‘Botanic Garden’ in Liége, there is no less than 170 species of plants, belonging to about fifty different plant families.

To analyse the natural environment of the Botanic Gardens in Liege, with a focus on the wide plant-life.

In the ‘Botanic Garden’ in Liége, there is no less than 170 species of plants, belonging to about fifty different plant families. Fifteen of these include plants nicknames "Champions of Belgium" as some of these plants were planted between 1841 and 1854, during the creation of the garden.
These include: magnificent plane trees, cypress bald, California nutmeg ,Japanese zelkova, Japanese Persimmon, Redwoods, Paulownia, honey locust, walnut and lime trees.
The park includes a pond with a fountain and a small playground of for children. It is closed on the north side by a set of listed buildings (old local greenhouses and botanical institutes).
Partially renovated in 1997, the Botanical Garden greenhouses s are the only existing collection in Wallonia. You can admire thousands of worldwide plants. The two temperate greenhouses include many plants for the purpose of food or industrial use (Peanut, Avocado, Cacao, Coffee Tree, Cinnamon, Cotton, Pepper, Rice and so on). It also has some exceptional Cycad specimens, rare and ancient tropical plants which originate from some remote corners of the world ( e.g. Cycas, Dioon, and Zamia) and two greenhouses of cacti and other succulents plants from desert areas.

25 May 2015
LisaRossLiege