The Ghent University Botanical Garden was established in 1797 and has since developed into a botanical treasury. The garden is just a stone’s throw from the city centre. It occupies 2.75 ha and is home to over ten thousand species. The garden is open all year. It offers breathtaking views throughout the seasons. Discover the Chimonanthus and other flowering shrubs in winter. Enjoy the spring foliage and the wealth of flowers in summer. Treat your senses with the spectacular display of color throughout the autumn.