Institution Code: GENK
BGCI Member: No
About the Bokrijk Arboretum
The domain of Bokrijk is 550 ha large and is managed by the Province of Limburg. The arboretum comprises 18 ha and was established at the beginning of 1965. It was initially designed as a Systematic collection, but in 1985 it was transformed into a landscaped garden with a mixture of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
The arboretum specializes in Holly (Ilex spp.), having the largest reference collection of this genus in Europe. This resulted in it becoming an official Holly trial garden affiliated with the American Holly society.
The arboretum is also home to the national Bamboo collection.
Other landscaped theme gardens of interest include a wetlands garden, a woodland garden (under construction), a fern garden, and a Mediterranean garden.
Separate from the arboretum, in another part of the domain, is an herb and vegetable garden, and an historical fruit orchard.
Provinciaal Domein Bokrijk
Telephone: +32 (0)11 26 53 61
Fax: +32 (0)11 26 53 60
Primary Email: Jef.firstname.lastname@example.org