Welcome to The Gardens of Appeltern

The Netherlands' largest garden idea park

Explore our park


  • Calendar


    The gardens of Appeltern are open every day from 1 March till 30 November from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs, including Sundays and National holidays. In March, October and November the park is open until 17:00 hrs.
  • Group deals

    Group deals

    Especially for groups upward of 20 persons we offer some inspiring arrangements to enjoy being together on a lovely day trip. Group deals include entrance to The Gardens of Appeltern!
  • Activities


    The Gardens of Appeltern is a beautiful location for relaxing and enjoying nature. We offer a variety of activities for groups of friends, business meetings or family outings. A few suggestions are given below, but there are plenty of other options too. Activities do not include entrance to The Gardens of Appeltern!
  • Garden advice

    Garden advice

    To keep your garden (flowers, plants and trees) beautiful for as long as possible, it is important to take good care of your garden. Every flower and plant needs different care and maintenance.
  • Inspiration gardens

    Inspiration gardens

    In Appeltern you can admire more than 200 inspiring gardens. Here you can come up with new ideas for your own garden. Take a look at our website.
  • Wilde Weelde Wereld Garden

    Wilde Weelde Wereld Garden

    The Wilde Weelde Wereld op Appeltern' is one such initiative, which was realised by the Dutch Nature Study Group. It also deals with important terms that we hear every day today: sustainable, natural and organic.
  • Discovery Island

    Discovery Island

    The Discovery Island is fun for young and old. Children discover nature through play. And older ones do it while walking.

About the Gardens

"A garden should be one of the pleasures that make life more comfortable, a place where you can relax, work, play, be together with others and enjoy all the good and healthy things in life. A garden is one of the prime necessities of life, a place where you will be happy to spend your time".

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Our garden information park has been laid out in a way that will give you inspiration and help you with your own garden. A walk through our 23-hectare park is an experience for all your senses. Flowering borders, the most recent garden materials, accessoiries, plants and furniture provide endless inspiration. Come to us to find the latest gardening trends and developments with something new every day. A nice highlight during your walk through the park is the Appeltern Whisper Tour, take a look at the highlights!

The quiet, the space and the nature ensure a great day out. You will return home full of ideas and hopefully able to take even more pleasure from your garden. But there is a lot more to do and experience beyond the vast world of plants and inspirational show gardens: from nature play to afternoon tea, from plant shopping to flower arranging, from discovery to practical application.

This means it is an ideal destination for families, groups, parties and events. Look at our group deals for the possibilities.

Activities and Events

Every year, we organise a number of different activities, themed weekends and workshops. From lovely fairs and regional markets to gardendesign weekends. Look at our calendar for our current activity program. Don’t forget to look to our highlights, like the restaurants, our Garden Advice Centre, the Plant market and much more!