The Arboretum Wespelaar is open to visitors on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm, until the 15th of November. You can exit the Arboretum until 6pm through the parking. Groups are also welcome on other days on request. For more practical informations, please go to "Contact and visits".
The stunning white cloud of Malus hupehensis appears behind the Artois Pond when you enter the Magnolia Meadow (plot 251). Less obvious are the clustered flowers of the Fraxinus floribunda (plot 218) and the brown-greenish flowers of the Asimina triloba (plot 212), a tree pollinated by flies. In the shadow of the Marnef Wood, Rhododendron ‘Jeanne Artois’ (plot 131) is showing off its impressive yellow flowers. The young red leaves of Acer palmatum seem to set the Arboretum on fire.
The ornamental apples with their clouds of white flowers in the Vijverbos take your breath away at the moment: Malus sargentii (plot 265), Malus ‘Evereste’ and Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ (plot 267). In the Werner Wood, Rhododendron 'Gladys' is flowering extensively (plot 272). You can't miss the salmon pink flowers of Rhododendron 'Shrimp Girl' either (plot 281 and 151).
On May 11th and 12th the Professional Gardeners’ Guild came to visit us. This mainly English organization unites the head gardeners of the great English landscape parks and estates. It’s always a pleasure to guide such a professional group around and there is always a lot to learn from each other.
The Magnolia Study Weekend was a success. Following his visit, John Grimshaw (director of the Yorkshire Arboretum and guest speaker at the Magnolia Study Weekend), wrote an article on his blog.
Visit our image gallery to see pictures of the Arboretum in all seasons!