Wow, it’s spring already? It sprung up on us too! Spring is the season of flowers and new beginnings. Start afresh in our favourite flower gardens of Belgium.
It’s finally time for Mother Nature to shine. Whether you’re solo, duo or a family unit with a couple of kids, we’ve got all the flower garden options you need to plan the best outdoorsy day. From cherry blossoms to daffodils, all the flowers of Belgium and more that we love are sprouting up just for you. Take your pick from the fantastic flower gardens from Brussels, Genk and even Leuven.
Bluebells at Hallerbos
One of THE most Instagrammable locations in Belgium, Hallerbos is a spring sight you can’t miss. Aka the Blue Forest of Halle, Hallerbos is famous for its bluebells. But you’ll find even more flower power here. The daffodils and big ol’ oak trees are worth seeing too. Why pick a regular flower garden when you can escape out into nature?
Of course, since Hallerbos is well-known and super pretty everyone is probably having the same idea. Go early in the day to avoid crowds!
Japanese cherry blossoms
Nothing says spring like cherry blossom trees. Have your own Hanami, a cherry blossom viewing, and picnic right in Hasselt. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom in April, but Mother Nature doesn’t let them stick around for long. So start planning your spring visit to the Japanese garden right away. Tickets are booked up super-fast and you need to reserve well in advance.
Feel the flower power in Floralia
Stroll the spring gardens of Grand Bigard castle over in Dilbeek. At this 1-month long flower show, basically all the flower gems of the season get to shine. Daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and many more are all in bloom for you. Enjoy nature right in the suburbs of Brussels, plus a view of a charming castle. What more can you ask for this spring?
Walk through the blossoms and find a castle
Visit a magical castle hidden away in south Limburg covered with cherry blossoms and nearby fruit trees. We highly recommend this hidden gem for you to discover in the springtime. Choose one of the three hikes starting at the castle!
Flowers from far, far away
Want to see flowers from as far as South Africa? Meise Botanic Garden has flowers from all over the world right here in Belgium. The flower garden is right next to a 12th century castle, too. Get your fill of spring with a stroll around the garden to see the 18,000 plants. There’s endangered plants too! Yup, you always hear about the endangered animals but some plants are getting more and more rare. Treasure these beautiful spring plants right now in Meise.
Roses galore at Coloma
Roses are red, violets are blue, we love spring and you should too. Coloma Rose Garden is totally free to visit. When we say spring is when nature is in bloom, we mean it. There’s no better time to see flowers in Belgium. But what is the most beautiful flower of them all? Coloma is home to 3,000+ roses in 5 themed rose gardens. Enjoy spring surrounded by the flowers of love.
Orange trees, art & more!
Walk into nature’s spring art gallery at Kruidtuin. Leuven’s botanical garden is full of life in spring. Smell that citrus? The botanical garden’s orange trees brighten up any day. Art showcases happen here too, so if you’re lucky you’ll get a double dose of art. One by nature, another man-made. Don’t miss the plants in the greenhouse! Head into the greenhouse to see tropical plants in the middle of spring.
Arts and flowers
Need something more than a flower stroll this spring? If you’re tired of a regular walk in the park and want more than flowers this season, LABIOMISTA is for you. Take a spring stroll into the world of Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen.
LABIOMISTA is the spot to be for all you art and animal lovers this spring. See everything from flowers to camels along a stroll in the open-air museum. Don’t forget your camera! LABIOMISTA is an Instagram must.