A NEW THEME : THE MEDICINAL HERB GARDEN
Visit the garden of medicinal plants … an oasis with incredible charm … a garden of reference for lovers of herbalism. A didactic discovery of some 250 medicinal plants on 500m2.
Lessines has always been a Mecca for the cultivation of medicinal plants and herbalism. The hospital Notre-Dame à la Rose features a beautiful garden of medicinal plants where it is good to wander. Better yet, if you are interested in plants and their benefits to health, beauty and well-being, you will find educational panels that, for each plant, will detail its usable part, its properties, indications and ways you how to use it, with in addition each time a small anecdote on the plant …. The garden also has a pretty rose garden.
Currently, one special exhibition
FASCINATING MEDECINE OF YESTERYEAR
A unique exhibition on the history of medicine and pharmacy, from the 15th to 19th century.
Enema, trepanning kit, amputation saw … More than 300 instruments retrace the evolution and history of medicine, surgery and pharmacy, from the era of Ambroise Pare to Louis Pasteur. Travel back through time!
Until november 30th 2017.
Visitors and press testify
An exotic and informative output – Jan d’ Eecklo
Superb restoration of one of the oldest hospitals in Europe – Jean-Paul d’Ath
Nice tucked away surprise – Lilie, Belgique
An incredible collection of medical instruments – Luc de Diest
An absolute must – Labuissière – Hainaut
A little known jewel– Su de Dilbeek
Worth a big detour –Bernard de Tournai
Very nice and interesting – Philippe de Paris
To discover and re-discover – Pierre de Bruxelles
In the press
‘’An exceptional site, recognized as major Walloon and European heritage… A showplace of medieval history, history itself, which many would envy … To be discovered without delay.’’.
‘’A unique, original place… alive … and full of charm and mystery’’.
‘’ Thanks to this new scenography (…), the meticulous description of convent life gives a visit to the hospital visit a real originality.’’.
‘’The Notre-Dame à la Rose Hospital is a unique place, famous for its extraordinary beauty but also for its artistic, architectural, medical and social value’’. (Jury du Prix des musées 2010)
‘’Its assets: architecture, art history (…), the sum of objects that, through the ages, tell the story of evolution in medicine and care. An exceptional historical place, full of life’’.
‘’For its architecture, its collections, its atmosphere, its entertainment … Many reasons to come and return to the Hospital ’’.
‘A huge aesthetic shock’