La roseraie

The Large Rose Garden

Below a flower-covered wall, Jules Buyssens (1872-1958) laid out a Large Rose Garden on a former tennis court. With a passion for roses, Alice Van Buuren was personally responsible for the selection and location of the plantations. Everything was carefully written down in her notebooks. The pavilion at the bottom of the Rose Garden dates from the late 1930s. It was the venue for numerous receptions and shows organised by the Van Buurens.

At the time of David’s death in 1955, the gardens stopped at the romantic pergola in the Rose Garden. The Picturesque Garden, with its poetic and spontaneous atmosphere, is now framed by two structured, geometric rose beds.


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