The Botanical garden of Liège was created by the University in 1840 and houses its exotic collections in magnificent Victorian style greenhouses. They are a rare example of glass and iron construction in Liège and are now listed. 1050 m² house nearly 5,000 plants, including numerous begoniaciae, bromeliaceae, cactaceae, orchids, carnivorous plants and grass plants, Mediterranean or tropical plants (banana trees, cocoa trees, vanilla plants,…) as well as some exceptional Cycad specimens. A number of these plants are the descendants of those introduced in the greenhouses in the 19th century. The park where the greenhouses are located, contains more than 170 tree species from various continents, some of them dating from 1841, among which about fifteen “champions of Belgium”.