Coloma Rose Garden
I once read somewhere that "travel and adventure are a way of life for rose-lovers". This quote made it crystal clear that the rose is my signature flower. It comes as no surprise then that the Coloma Rose Garden in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw is one of my favorite places to go to in summer. A little piece of paradise where I feel like I jumped into the world of Alice in Wonderland. The fragrances and the colors of the thousands of roses make it a sensational experience. As a rose garden of international level, it is a true hidden gem of Belgium.
The rose garden is located in the Coloma domain, a green oasis of 15 hectares boasting a beautiful castle. From June to October, you can admire more than 3000 rose species, from 25 different countries. According to the moment you're visiting, you get a different experience, since species bloom at different times. You can spend a few hours wandering in the garden, discovering hidden spots scattered across the place, as if you're walking in a Wonderland maze.
The entrance is free and there is a Delitraiteur right accross the street, which makes it very easy to have a small picnic on a bench in the garden. At the end of your visit, you can have a drink in the former coach house.
Address: Joseph Depauwstraat 25, 1600 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw (free parking available)
Open every day, except on Monday