De Tuinen van Appeltern
Walstraat 2a, 6629 AD Appeltern (The Netherlands)
The Netherlands' largest and most beautiful garden idea park

The Netherlands' largest and most beautiful garden idea park


The fourth Appeltern Garden Festival

The challenge
The Appeltern Garden Festival after three successful deliveries to the fourth round. In this time of global financial austerity and fit on the site wants the Garden Festival of Appeltern for the edition in 2013 with a contemporary statement come. Under the heading 'The Challenge', the ten existing gardens entrants undergo a metamorphosis. Both content and appearance.
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Garden Advice Centre

There is a lot to do in the Garden Advice Centre this year. The Exclusively Selected Gardeners will be staffing the gardeners’ desk during the weekends. You can go to them with all your questions about your garden or design. They will also tell you everything about garden pleasure. Themes such as enjoying your terrace, pond, lawn or pruning will be highlighted in spring and autumn. The Garden Advice Centre also has a library, where you can read all about the cooperation between our gardeners and architects, as well as having a look at the various materials and construction items.

The National Fixed Plants Garden

Our National Fixed Plant Garden has made unbelievable progress. We are continuously amazed by how the fixed plants have expanded so quickly. The National Fixed Plant Garden was laid out in June last year and its borders are already producing the desired ‘wow’ effect. It will really become a colourful feast for the eyes in the summer!
You can download the maps of each border so that you can easily lay out a fixed plant border at home too.

Architects’ gardens

A number of gardens in our park were designed by well-known and less renowned garden architects and garden designers. These architects are the ‘special guest designers’ of De Tuinen van Appeltern.

Lounge gardens

Activities such as cooking and relaxing are increasingly done outdoors, and wellness is becoming more and more important too. An increasing number of garden owners have a sauna of their own with an outdoor shower, jacuzzi tub or swimming pool. Physical activity can be alternated with pleasant relaxation on the lounge couch, with a snack from the outdoor kitchen. We have responded to this trend and laid out three XXL gardens. These gardens, also known as the lounge gardens, meet all contemporary requirements.

Trend gardens

Just as in previous years, the latest trends can be seen in our park this year too. Three colourful and ‘green’ gardens that fit in with contemporary developments and respond to what people in modern society want.

Plant market

The plant market at De Tuinen van Appeltern stocks a range of plant species of various sizes and colours throughout the season. Why not have a look round our colourful and scented plant market? It is open from April to October. You go past it as you enter or leave the park.

Natural Decoration

Our garden decorations are always made from natural materials. The decorators use as many materials as possible from our own gardens. Several times a year we organise extra themed exhibitions. The pieces of work are a source of inspiration for both amateurs and professionals.

Events in Appeltern

During the garden season, we regularly organise events and theme weekends. The National KOI and pond days are recurring annual events. Other activities include a weekend for children or a special day for the readers of a specific garden magazine. These activities are always included in the price for a normal visit to our park. For a full overview and details of the programme, please refer to our agenda on

Restaurants and outdoor cafés

Our park offers several locations where you can sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a delicious lunch. On less busy days some restaurants and outlets are closed. The apple pie of Appeltern has meanwhile gained a world-wide reputation.