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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".

The courtyard is filled with beautiful flowering roses and with perennial plants. In the Arboretum, the big spring flowering is over now, but it goes without saying that there is still plenty to discover (Stewartia, Kalmia, Cornus, …). When visiting the Arboretum, you should definitely go see the Kalmia flowers from close-by. The stamens are bent and under tension. Insects visiting the flower will bump into these stamens, causing them to suddenly dislodge and the pollen to end up on the insect, which will then bring it to another flower. As with other genera within the heather family (Ericaceae), Kalmia likes an acid soil. Magnolia macrophylla in the Marnef Wood is also worth a visit, with its large impressive leaves and flowers.

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!




17 magnificent gardens reunited in one website

17 botanical gardens of Belgium, member of the V.B.T.A. (Vereniging voor Botanische Tuinen en Arboreta) are launching a new common website:


7-05-2018 - 11-05-2018
ArbNet at EuroGard VIII

Arboretum Wespelaar is highlighted on the ArbNet poster that is being presented at the BGCI EuroGard VIII conference in Lisbon, Portugal this week!


Arboretum Wespelaar awarded Level 4 accrediation by ArbNet!

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