Saint Charles store Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp
Saint Charles store Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp
Signet Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp

Botanic’s Saint Charles Store

A New Chapter in History Begins

Preserving our legacies. The Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp is proud of its heritage. Of its history as a monastery. Of the role played here by Peeter van Coudenberghe, Antwerp’s famous botanist and pharmacist.

Reinventing the Monastery’s Pharmacy

Our historic apothecary has been brought back to life. A life fashioned by enduring traditions and a passion for herbal medicine. Combining Europe’s traditional healing wisdom with contemporary insights, we joined forces with Saint Charles – a Viennese company whose vision chimed with ours. Indeed, many of their favourite herbs can be found growing in our gardens.

Saint Charles store Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp
Saint Charles store Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp

The products are packaged in high-quality, sustainable materials, resulting in excellent, visually attractive protection for the precious contents, most of which are made of organic, regionally sourced raw materials. Nothing is superfluous, everything is pared down to its roots.

Saint Charles store Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp

Reinventing the Monastery’s Pharmacy

Our historic apothecary has been brought back to life. A life fashioned by enduring traditions and a passion for herbal medicine. Combining Europe’s traditional healing wisdom with contemporary insights, we joined forces with Saint Charles – a Viennese company whose vision chimed with ours. Indeed, many of their favourite herbs can be found growing in our gardens.

Saint Charles store Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp

The products are packaged in high-quality, sustainable materials, resulting in excellent, visually attractive protection for the precious contents, most of which are made of organic, regionally sourced raw materials. Nothing is superfluous, everything is pared down to its roots.

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  • It’s a revival! The former monastery’s pharmacy and traditional furnishings have been painstakingly restored to their 19th century splendour for the Botanic’s Saint Charles concept store.

  • Sustainability is key: Saint Charles products are packaged in brown or violet glass, which looks great and offers the safest protection for the precious contents.

  • Extraordinary experiences: Special areas within the historic setting offer you the chance to sample the store’s treasures.

  • Right to the roots: traditional naturopathic wisdom is combined with the latest findings.

  • Many of the herbs used in Saint Charles’ recipes can also be found in the Botanical Gardens.

  • A hand-picked selection of exclusive niche skincare brands are used in the facial and body treatments offered by the Botanic Health Spa.

  • A specially created fragrance, signature products and limited-edition accessories – hand-made and sustainable.

Exclusive Brands

SAINT CHARLES

SAINT CHARLES

Back to the botanical roots with Traditional European Medicine.

MÉTHODE PHYSIODERMIE

MÉTHODE PHYSIODERMIE

Biomimetic technology, personalised skincare & the power of plants.

CHRONO REPAIR HOMME

CHRONO REPAIR HOMME

Pit stop for him! Fast track to a fresh look.

MÉTHODE PHYSIODERMIE

MÉTHODE PHYSIODERMIE

The power of plants in symbiosis with biomimetic technology and personalised skincare.

CLINICAL SWISS ORGANICS

CLINICAL SWISS ORGANICS

Certified organic skincare. 0% fragrance. Silicone. Paraben. Mineral oil.

CHRONO REPAIR HOMME

CHRONO REPAIR HOMME

Pit stop for him! Fast track to a fresh look.

CLINICAL SWISS ORGANICS

CLINICAL SWISS ORGANICS

Certified organic skincare. 0% fragrance. Silicone. Paraben. Mineral oil.

RIKEVONG

RIKEVONG

Medical beauty treatments for immediate, visible and lasting effects.

KOH

KOH

KOH is inspired by the incredible wealth of the Japanese way of life and rituals.

JANE IREDALE

JANE IREDALE

The skincare make-up boasts skin-loving beauty solutions.

A Fusion of Heritage and Modern Wellbeing

Our aim? To share our understanding of nature’s healing treasures and offer expert advice, all the while providing you with an extraordinary experience. We consider beauty and wellbeing in the holistic light of nature herself, thereby adding a fresh dimension of luxury. Our store appeals to as many of the senses as possible. Saint Charles products include natural cosmetics, aromatherapy and nutritional supplements.

What’s more, a hand-picked selection of exclusive niche skincare brands used for facial and body treatments at the Botanic Health Spa further enriches the range at the Botanic’s Saint Charles store. A specially created fragrance, signature products and limited-edition accessories – hand-made and sustainable – augment your Botanic wellbeing experience even more.  Never-ending inspiration …

Botanic’s
Saint Charles Store

Sunday
10am – 1.30pm . 2pm – 4pm
Monday & Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday – Saturday
10am – 1.30pm . 2pm – 6.30pm

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Saint Charles store Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp
‘The penny dropped when I saw the statue of the pharmacist Pieter Coudenberg in the Botanical Garden. I instantly understood the connection between the history of this wonderful place and our vision for the future. The Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp project fascinated and inspired us from the start. We saw our approach mirrored in the extraordinary concept and shared passion for herbal remedies.’

Alexander Ehrmann
Pharmacist Saint Charles Apothecary Vienna

The story of the Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp begins with the monks and nuns whose calling it was to care for those in need – whether physical or spiritual. When, in 1238, they settled on this site to establish the Sint-Elisabeth hospital, these early ‘apothecaries’ grew and foraged plants to concoct their own cures and potions. Their success in healing the sick and injured led to continuous improvements and extensions.

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Photocredit: ® Saint Charles