The Kruidtuin or Jardin Botanique - as it is named on its main entrance - is the botanical garden of Leuven (Kapucijnenvoer, 30). "The herbal gardens of Leuven are the oldest in Belgium. The Leuven university created a first herbal garden in 1738 for its medical students. It soon needed expanding and in 1819 a second botanic garden was created on the lands of a demolished Capucin monastery, the current location. The neo-classical porch building, the orangerie and the picturesque lay out of the garden go back to this period and still define the precious atmosphere of the "Den botanieken hof",as it is called by the locals, today"1.
- Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l# | (August 2009).
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