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Come and enjoy springtime at Arboretum Wespelaar starting April, 1st ! 

Arboretum Wespelaar will be OPEN again starting Sunday, April, 1st, 2018, on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Groups are also welcome on other days on request (with guide). For more practical informations, please go to "Contact and visits".

Welcome back for a beautiful spring walk at Arboretum Wespelaar. Because of the cold these last few weeks, the Magnolias stayed asleep a bit longer this year. With a bit of luck and hoping that the frost won’t do any damage, many Magnolias will be flowering simultaneously. Apart from the white and pink colors of the flowers on the Magnolia Meadow, you will also be surrounded by the fresh green colours from the young sprouting leaves. In the Marnef Wood, the young leaves of the Japanese maples have beautiful bronze and surprising red colours. Underneath the pines from the Verlat Wood, Rhododendrons are flowering. The main path should be avoided for now, as it is being renovated. In the Vijverbos, you will notice a few bare spots where trees and shrubs have been removed after being past their prime. We try to remove as much roots as possible, which of course entails these bare zones. But grass grows quickly and the new plants will surely be happy with so much light and space to grow.

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). 


Arboretum Wespelaar awarded Level 4 accrediation by ArbNet!

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