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Arboretum Groenendaal - Flemish Forest Department - Houtvesterij Groenendaal

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Belgium - Groenendaal (Hoeilaart)

Institution Code: GROEN

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Arboretum Groenendaal - Flemish Forest Department - Houtvesterij Groenendaal

The Arboretum Groenendaal is an old forest-arboretum, dating from 1897. Lots of trees are really impressive. For example: Populus canadensis (585 cm), Sequoiadendron giganteum (480 cm), Sequoia sempervirens (320 cm), Carya cordiformis (246 cm), Sciadopitys verticilatta (95 cm)...
If you visit, don't expect a well maintained garden. The arboretum is part of the welknown Forest of Zoniën near Brussels. Because it is a forest-arboretum, the natural and ecological environment is important, so maintanance is extensif. Right now, the forest-service is setting up a new management-plan and the arboretum is getting rediscovered by everyone.

Main Address:
Arboretum Groenendaal - Flemish Forest Department - Houtvesterij Groenendaal
Duboislaan 2
Groenendaal (Hoeilaart)
1560 Belgium

Telephone: 32 (0)2 657 22 03
Fax: 32 (0)2 657 65 13
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Patrick Huvenne
    Curator's Name: Patrick Huvenne
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Patrick Huvenne
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1899
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 14 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 14 Hectares
    Latitude: 50.7590
    Longitude: 4.4577
    Annual Rainfall: 800 mm
    Altitude: 50.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Arboretum Heverleebos (Leuven), Arboretum Koekelare (Koekelare)
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Arboretum Groenendaal
  • Local Address: Duboislaan 2 1560 Groenendaal (Hoeilaart)
  • Locality: City:
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 14
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 1000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 890
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 464

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No