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The ancestral art of the bonsaiBrussels
30 Rue Lesbroussart
+ 32 (0) 26460428
There are some miniatures that can be spine-tingling. This is the case with the Jardin d'Apollon. A benchmark in bonsai growing in Brussels, where since 1988 it has been possible to find magnificent tiny trees nurtured with love and passion.
The art of patience
Arriving near the etangs d'Ixelles, I was early for my meeting so I decided to stroll past the shops in the rue Lesbroussart. I stopped in front of the Jardin d'Apollon [Garden of Apollo], a bonsai shop. An auspicious discovery as I had just purchased a small tree. The golden rule: allow the time to take the time. Cultivating bonsais is an art of patience, a harmony to be found between man and nature.
Breathe some poetry into your interior
Chinese elm, Japanese maple, Indonesian carmoma, or murraya. So many evocative names, trees to be tamed, cherished and admired. These living works of art, skilfully arranged, transported me to a world of fragile poetry. In the image of the bonsai, delicate and sensitive. I remained silent, and admiring these creations fuelled my passion. In the garden one can also buy a tree for anything from €15 to €700 and benefit from the sound advice of Annick who is on hand to give you very kind guidance. A magical place for anyone who would like to add a little magic to their lives.
I teach tennis in the city and also write about culture for a number of publications. I love to travel and meet people. My city? It's an improv concert in a down-to-earth bar, an exhibition built on a work site, a play performed in the heart of the old city... My little extra: combining sport and culture!