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Come and enjoy springtime at Arboretum Wespelaar ! 

Arboretum Wespelaar is OPEN again on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm, until Wednesday, November 13th. Groups are also welcome on other days on request (with guide). For more practical informations, please go to "Contact and visits".

Finally, spring has arrived at Arboretum Wespelaar. The magnolias of the Magnolia Meadow are a real pleasure to the eye, with white and pink flowers in all shapes. The caramel trees (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) next to the Artois Pond are also flowering. In the Marnef Wood, Prunus incisa 'The Bride' is delightful; a white cloud of scented little flowers. Also wonderful are the young sprouting leaves of the maple collection, in tints of green, bronze and red. Underneath the pine trees of the Verlat Wood, rhododendrons are flowering. The main path should be avoided for now, as it is being renovated. In the Vijverbos (plot 187), Corylopsis sinensis is flowering with small yellow flowers in pendulous racemes. The leaf, which will come a bit later, looks like that of the hazel.  There is plenty to see and to discover at Arboretum Wespelaar!

This leaflet will guide you around in the Arboretum (also available at the reception).

Visit our image gallery to see pictures of the Arboretum throughout the seasons!




Ex-situ conservatie Rhododendron

Arboretum Wespelaar actively contributes to the ex-situ conservation of Rhododendron, as you can read in this interesting report "Updated global analysis for ex-situ conservation of Rhododendron L. (Ericaceae). Report to Botanic Gardens Conservation International" written by MacKay et al. of Massey University in collaboration with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (2018). 

Year Report 2017

Our year report 2017 is now online. Find out more about Arboretum Wespelaar's activities in 2017. 


Arboretum Wespelaar awarded Level 4 accrediation by ArbNet!

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