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Arboretum Wespelaar is OPEN on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm (you can exit the Arboretum until 6pm through the parking), until November 15th, 2017, included. Groups are also welcome on other days on request (with guide). For more practical informations, please go to "Contact and visits".

With the beginning of Autumn, the leaves have slowly started colouring. Parrotia, Liquidambar, Acer, Euonymus and Stewartia are genera which always colour well. On the Magnolia Meadow, the leaves of Parrotia persica 'Jodrell Bank' is showing off its colours. This selection is more columnar than others, which makes it interesting for smaller gardens. We have several beautiful species of Liquidambar: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Lane Roberts', next to the Artois Pond, always attracts our attention with its warm red-purplish colours. On the Magnolia Meadow, Liquidambar styraciflua 'Aurea' starts in spring with yellow-green variegated leaves which later turn pinkish in autumn. In the Vijverbos, you can hardly miss the young Liquidambar styraciflua 'Aurora', which colours red on top but is still green below. Finally, in the Werner Wood, Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' is showing off its beautiful autumn colour and a mass of new and old aggregate fruits. For beautiful autumn colours on Acer, Euonymus and Stewartia, the Marnef Wood is the place to be. 

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

Arboretum Wespelaar is looking for motivated and dynamic trainees to join the team for a short or longer period. If you are interested, please email your curriculum and motivation letter to

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




Tree of the year : Corylus fargesii

We have just added an interesting new article on our website: "Tree of the year: Corylus fargesii" by Koen Camelbeke and Anthony S. Aiello, published in the International Dendrology Yearbook 2016. To read the article and to find out more about this beautiful plant, click here

International Maple Symposium 2017 in Roscoff, Brittany, France - 25/26 October


Arboretum Wespelaar awarded Level 4 accrediation by ArbNet!

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