Gardens and Arboretum
The estate (5.5 ha) was built at the end of the fifties of the last century on the steep edge of the Brabantse Wal, which is about 12 meters high here in Halsteren; with light sandy soil above, below marshy meadows turning into sea clay.
On these grounds you will find beautiful landscaped gardens, ponds and water courses. You will find special plants, shrubs and trees with evocative names such as peanut butter bush, civil servant tree, bee tree (all three common Dutch names for respectively clerodendrum bungei, catalpa and tetradium daniellii), handkerchief tree and giant sequoia. There are hundreds of types of trees and shrubs from all over the world.
Every season brings color and fragrance, from the magnolias and camellias in early spring, the rhododendrons and azaleas in May, the flowering borders and hydrangea garden in the summer, to the beautiful colors of the trees in the autumn and the heavenly bamboo, the wintersweet or Japanese allspice and the scented honeysuckle shrub in winter.
The estate is also attractive for children. A special route has been set out for them that leads along all kinds of climbing and winding ropes, there is a balance beam and an adventurous crawl and sneak-through route under the rhododendrons.
The estate is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM all year round.
You can pay (€ 4.50 per person, children up to 12 years free when accompanied) at the Visitor Center with your smartphone (QR code). There you can also take the folder and follow the route indicated on the map.
Enjoy your visit!