Garden Tales

The Herbal Garden and the Philosophical Garden at the Erasmus House

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Erasmus came to Anderlecht in 1521 to study a New Testament manuscript. Centuries later in 1987, famous landscape designer René Pechère would compose a garden in the enclosure of the house to memorialize the humanist's time in Brussels, a garden in the spirit of the Renaissance. The Jardin des Maladies contains many medicinal and aromatic plants. Landscape designer Benoît Fondu designed the Jardin Philosophique in 2000, whose leaf-shaped flower beds are a botanical illustration of the landscapes Erasmus crossed during his travels.

Dates
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Type of visit
Visite guidée
Hours
FR 10:30-11:15 & 12:00-12:45 | NL14:00-14:45 & 15:00 -15:45
Language(s)
FR / NL
Place
Other
Adress
Jardin des simples et jardin philosophique
Rue du Chapitre, 31
1070 Anderlecht
With the support of
Bruxelles Environnement — Leefmilieu Brussel