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Kalmthout Arboretum

The oldest trees of the Kalmthout Arboretum were planted by Charles Van Geert, more than a 150 years ago. His nursery developed into a major tree garden thanks to Van Geert's successors: Antoine Kort and Robert & Jelena de Belder.

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Carpets of flowering groundcover plants freshly sprouting Japanese maples and the delicate blossoms of cherry and apple trees herald the arrival of spring. Whilst hundreds of rhododendrons turn the garden into a festival of colour.

A summer palette of hydrangeas, roses, agapanthus and dahlias may be enjoyed during a gentle stroll through the garden or while relaxing on a bench in the shade. The butterfly garden reaches its peak, exploding with colour, for great number of butterflies and other insects. During this season take advantage of evening walks and concerts in the garden theatre.

Autumn is marked by a plethora of fruit in all shapes and colours, a veritable banquet for birds, squirrels and other animals. Many trees have also been planted for their striking autumn foliage. The arboretum is the perfect place to celebrate an 'Indian Summer'.

Contrary to what most people think, the winter garden is filled with flowers! The arboretum boasts a world renowned collection of witchhazels (Hamamelis), but there are hundreds of other winter flowering shrubs and plants that will delight. For several decades the arboretum has organised the 'Hamamelis Festival' to celebrate these extraordinary winter bloomers.

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Heuvel 2

Tel +32 (0)3 666.67.41
Fax +32 (0)3 666.33.96
Curator: Abraham Rammeloo
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