My meeting place? The Conservatoire Botanique National de Bailleul (CBNBL). This green bower is an incredible location! Located on the outskirts of Bailleul, surrounded by nature, it is made up of two gardens: the Wild Plant Garden and the Medicinal Plant Garden. These gardens allow the CNBNL to study and introduce plant species to others. They offer guided and self-guided tours, for individuals or groups. Through play, with a nature guide or by myself, I have become an expert on ferns, birches, and geraniums! In the Medicinal Plant garden, you’ll be surprised to see how certain species are used in the medical domain, of course, as well as for cosmetics and dyes.
Calling all aspiring adventurers feeling the call of the wild: we’ve got just the thing for you. Embark your family on a discovery tour of Mont Noir, Oudezeele or Buysscheure, with the ‘Rallyes Nature’ booklets. Armed with a pencil and this booklet, you’ll set off in search of the little animals that live in the undergrowth or in the ponds. It’s a great opportunity to rediscover our favourite walking spots while keeping your eyes wide open. For once, we weren’t admiring the panoramic views. The aim of the day was to look out for infinitely small creatures: spiders, beetles, ants… Equipped with a magnifying glass and a little patience, we were blown away by the variety of small inhabitants in the undergrowth. Are you ready for some new finds?