The Hortus Botanicus Lovaniensis (in Dutch: Kruidtuin) is the oldest botanical garden of Belgium, dating from 1738. You can find it in the centre of Leuven.
The botanical garden has always been linked with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. It first aim was to provide herbs for medical use. Later, the gardens became used for study purposes and they hosted an extensive collection of ornamental plants, cultivated plants that could possibly be used for economic purposes and rare plants.