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PGG Weekend in Belgium – Arboretum Kalmthout

I love these photos and wish I could visit the arboretum.

Life of a Plant Lover

This is the second post about the PGG study tour to Belgium. Please click here if you would like to read the first post. Enjoy! 🙂

Arboretum Kalmthout

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Arboretum Kalmthout

The weather hadn’t improved at the start of the weekend, on Saturday we all woke to grey and misty skies. However seeing Arboretum Tervuren the day before had whetted our appetites and we were all keen to see the next two places on the list – the first being Arboretum Kalmthout.

Arboretum Kalmthout has existed for more than a century. Its history goes back to 1856, when the Antwerp nurseryman Charles Van Geert in Kalmthout started with a testing ground for his nursery in Antwerp. It remained a farm until 1952, when brothers George and Robert De Belder bought the land to make their private collective garden.

View of the lawn

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Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’

Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

Under the inspiring leadership of Robert…

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