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The Royal Greenhouses

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  • A new guide in 4 languages with photography of Karin Borghouts is published in 2015 by BAI Publishers in collaboration with the Royal Palace of Belgium. Commissioned assignment.
    Designed by architect Balat (Victor Horta’s teacher) the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken are some of Brussels’ most remarkable monuments. They were built between 1874 and 1895 and commissoned by King Leopold II. The highly impressive greenhouses with their ironwork frames are home to a charming range of flora and many rare species. The total floor surface of this immense complex is 2.5 hectares (270,000 square feet). The complex can only be visited during a two-week period in April–May each year, when most flowers are in full bloom.
    The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (Dutch: Koninklijke Serres van Laken, French: Serres Royales de Laeken)
    A unique botanical collection in a palace of glass
    Text: Irene Smets
    Photography: Karin Borghouts
    Graphic design : Leen Depooter, quod. – voor de vorm
    Editing & coördination: Marianne Thys
    BAI publishers
    ISBN 9789085866978 (English version)
    Available in four languages (E, D, F, G)

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