International Rose Garden of Coloma
Europe's Largest Rose Garden Hidden in BelgiumYou could easily walk right by the entrance to the International Rose Garden of Coloma, without a hint to the beauty that waits inside.
The small town of Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, not far from Brussels, is home to one of Europe's largest rose gardens, with more than 30,000 bushes and 3000 varieties of roses.
Tucked behind a stately castle, this vast garden has over 200,000 roses in bloom throughout the season, organised by country of origin.
On weekends, there are often bridal parties competing for photos under one of the many rose draped trellises.
Bring sunscreen, as there isn't much shade, a macro lens for your camera, and a picnic to eat on the castle grounds.