"Parc royal - Part 1 - general upkeep" Parcs & Gardens Tip by GillianMcLaughlin

Parcs & Gardens, Brussels: 18 reviews and 22 photos

  Gardeners need not apply
by GillianMcLaughlin

Favorite thing: The Parc royal, sits in all its neoclassic splendour between the royal palace and the paliament, sort of between the lower and the upper parts of the town.

Bureaucrats and eurocrats rush through it daily getting from work back home via the Gare central. They frequently trip over tourists, day-trippers and travellers with their guide books in their hands. The beautiful people jog through with Madonna's finest pumping into their ears... it's a busy place for a park.

And I bet you that not one of them has ever looked at the notice in the photo... and realised that THEY are responsible for picking up the autumn leaves, scooping the poop of the dogs and generally clipping and preening.

Fondest memory: The sign says:

This garden, created for the pleasure of the public, is placed under the safekeeping of all citizens

How can you not love a city that empowers its inhabitants to do a spot of gardening?

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 20, 2004
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