La vie en rose

Rose Garden

Meise Botanic Garden puts the botanical rose in the spotlight. The roses are planted according to family ties in a landscaped rose garden designed as two intertwined spirals. Recent DNA research provided the information for this unique approach. With more than 100 different botanical species, this is one of the most important rose collections in the world. 

Follow the spirals, and learn how wild rose species migrated from Asia to America and Europe. People began to cross-pollinate those wild roses, and thus our garden rose was born. 

On the outside of the garden, we plant a limited selection of cultivars that represent the history of rose cultivation in a nutshell. For this, we chose mainly Belgian selections. To see the wild roses in bloom, it is best to visit in June, while the rose hips are beautiful in the autumn. The cultivated varieties bloom all summer long.


We use cookies and similar techniques to analyze the use of the website, to make it possible to display third-party content such as videos, and for various other applications. These cookies are also placed by third parties. By clicking “Yes, I accept”, you agree. If you do not agree, you can specify your preferences via the "Adjust settings" button. More information…

Cookies are required for the website to function properly. This way the content of your shopping cart will be remembered during the order and you can log in on the website with your account.

Cookies are also needed to enrich your experience on the website. For example, media from third parties such as videos. We also keep statistics to continuously improve the site.

Finally, cookies are used to process further information about our marketing activities, such as newsletters and advertisements, in the most efficient and personal way.

Cookie settings