Arboretum Provinciaal Domein Het Leen

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Belgium - Eeklo

Institution Code: EEKLO

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Arboretum Provinciaal Domein Het Leen

A collection of over 8.000 specimen on a surface of about 6 ha. The collection focuses mainly on Camellia, Rhododendron, Viburnum and Magnolia. The genus Geranium is also well represented.
There is an visitors centre, with some information about arboreta in general and about the own collection.

Main Address:
Arboretum Provinciaal Domein Het Leen
Gentsesteenweg 80
B-9900 Belgium

Telephone: + 32 9 3767474
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Alain Van Ghyseghem
    Curator's Name: Jean-Paul Van Parys
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Jean-Paul Van Parys
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 6
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1980
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 6 Hectares
    Latitude: 51.1666
    Longitude: 3.5666
    Annual Rainfall: 800 mm
    Altitude: 6.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 160 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 750 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: Gentsesteenweg 80
  • Locality: City: Eeklo
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 6
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 1500
    Number of Volunteers: 13

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 8000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 6800
  • Special Collections:Rhododendron yakushimanum and cultivars, Ericaceae, Camellia, Magnolia, Pinus, Liquidambar, Viburnum, Geranium
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes