Meise Botanic Garden, Belgium (MBG-BR)
The Meise Botanic Garden is located in the grounds of Bouchout Castle in the town of Meise, just north of Brussels in the province of Flemish Brabant. It is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world with an extensive collection of living plants in addition to a herbarium of over 4 million specimens. The current garden was established in 1958 after it moved from the centre of Brussels; the former site is now the Botanical Garden of Brussels. Researchers at the garden conduct research particularly on Belgian and African plants.
The Botanic Garden contains about 18,000 plant species - about 6% of all known plant species of the world. Half are in greenhouses, the other half, including cultivated and indigenous plants, are outdoors. The gardens are grouped around the castle and lake of the Bouchout domain.
Contact: Ann Bogaerts, Head of the Herbarium (email@example.com or curator)
Home Page: http://www.botanicalcollections.be
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)
Rights Holder: Meise Botanic Garden
Access Rights: Public Domain
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