Museumtuin Kasteel van Gaasbeek
The Museum Garden is 1.5 hectares large and is an educational evocation of a castle garden of the 1900s. The garden consists of different sections. 'Espalier fruit': probably the largest and most complete collection of espalier fruit trees in the world (including half-standard plum trees, small fruit and grapes, a collection of hazels and a beautiful Hydrangea collection). 'Vegetable garden': divided in 4 large sections for vegetables with smaller strips in between for (cut) flowers and grass walks. Thanks to this division alternating plants can be cultivated, which prevents diseases and exhaustion of the soil. 'Ornamental garden and Orangery’ in ‘Italian’ style: in a strict, geometrical pattern with a beautiful marble fountain in the centre, which used to be in front of the castle; surrounded by quadrangular beds of box and grass with annuals in blue or grey on the outer edges; includes some espalier fruit trees: peaches and apricots, and especially a splendid Breughelian panorama.
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