Arboretum Wespelaar is now hibernating. Our team, however, does not stop: we now have time to start planting, replanting and to prepare for the cold.
You are welcome again starting Wednesday April 1st 2015, hopefully surrounded by wonderful Magnolia flowers by then! We will be open as usual on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm (you can exit the Arboretum until 6pm through the parking). Groups are also welcome on other days on request (with guide). For more practical informations, please go to "Contact and visits".
Good news! Arboretum Wespelaar was recently honored as Level III arboretum within the ArbNET, a worldwide network of arboreta. Through ArbNet arboreta from all over the world work together for the preservation of trees and tree collections. There are 4 levels of recognition wherein level 4 is the highest. Level III is characterized by a comprehensive tree collection (at least 500 species), a well-developed database, a professional operation with a clear vision, cooperation with other arboreta, the sharing of knowledge as well as educational aims. You find some info on http://arbnet.org/arboretum-wespelaar.
And more interesting news: WJ Bean’s "Trees and Shrubs Hardy in The British Isles", which has been the standard reference on woody plants, has now been published online by the International Dendrology Society. It is available on: http://www.beanstreesandshrubs.org/.
Visit our image gallery to see pictures of the Arboretum in all seasons!