Potager at Parc Tournay-Solvay, Brussels

The images in this post are from February last year, I visited the park after two snow storms that left quite a layer of snow and beautiful images of the landscape.  I am fond of portraying parks and garden sin winter, because it is a god way to discover their design, when plants and trees do not heave full foliage.

The Parc Tournay-Solvay is in the border of the comunes of Uccle and Waterlmael-Boistfort and is part of the Bois de la Cambre, the magnificent green forest in the south of Brussels.  The design is divided into different areas in harmonic structure, including some ponds, a rose garden, a vegetable garden and walks connecting the the areas.  The castle is the prominent building but others are a little secluded.

The park was founded by the industrial, chemist and philanthropist Ernest Solvay, who envisioned the area as a place where nature was conceived to be preserved and offer enjoyment to visitors.

This is space dedicate to the potager, a small.but well design "terroir" for various allotments that are managed by neighbors

This area below is planted with fruit trees: apples, cherries, pears, etc., waiting for the spring to bloom.


Stunning photos, as always Lula! You always capture your subjects at interesting angles. What a pretty potager. Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous said…
Wow, what an amazing place. I agree with Beth, the view through the gate, looking up the stairs makes me want to see more of the property. Great angles.
What a great park! I do like all the structures that provide winter interest, especially against the contrast of the snow!
lula said…
Thank you for your compliments!