In the arboretum, one can have a wonderful walk under a diverse foliage.

As is fitting for a woodland garden, a tree collection with 140 species can be found here. Where in the past it was mainly used by scientists, the arboretum of 8.5 hectare in size is accessible for hikers since 2010.

Across the road, Koekelare forest seamlessly connects to it. A signposted path takes you along the most beautiful places.


The assets

  • Play forest with Budo path (adventure circuit based on Japanese martial arts)
  • Walking in the forests of Koekelare (4.5 km)
  • Arboretum with a new look
  • Tree collection with 140 species

The main entrance and car park are located in the Bovekerkestraat.

Open after reservation

The Käthe Kollwitz Museum and Fransmansmuseum are open, but only after reservation.

Currently, this can be done by telephone (0032 51 61 04 94) or by mail:

The tourist office is open during the week (not on Monday and Wednesday morning), on public holidays and weekends (13.30-17.00).