Tenbosch Park is the work of an enthusiast. Its botanical significance is exceptional. Its plant assets make it one of the most interesting parks in Brussels. It is also a neighbourhood park, an area for relaxation and socialising, a play area and a refuge for numerous birds in the city.
The dendrologist (botanist specialising in trees) Jean-Louis Semet is responsible for the creation of Tenbosch Park. He transformed it into a botanical garden and arboretum.
The site has a wealth of trees and plants. Over seventy of them are on the list of remarkable trees in the Brussels-Capital Region, including some specimens unique in Belgium. They attract numerous birds, such as the titmouse, wood pigeon, robin, blackbird, hedge sparrow, chaffinch and Eurasian collared dove. Sometimes a red squirrel, heron, dormouse, dwarf monk parakeet or rabbit shows its nose (or beak).
Brussels Environment is developing the park along the lines of a private garden (for example, the location of benches depends on the decor or the sun exposure, and not on a principle of composition) while continuing to enrich this exceptional asset.