De Tuinen van Appeltern (The Gardens of Appeltern)

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De Tuinen van Appeltern
Walstraat 2a 6629AD
0487 - 54 17 32
0487 - 54 15 39

De Tuinen van Appeltern ( The Gardens of Appeltern)

The Gardens of model gardens Appeltern is Europe's largest park. It consists of a 13 acre garden park with over 190 different model gardens in which information and advice on garden products, plants, gardeners, farmers, architects and much more!

The Gardens of Appeltern are so big that you need at least four hours to see everything. The park is also a park but an educational experience park. For everyone who like peace and space, or just want a relaxing day out, we have everything in house. For children enjoy. the gardens! There is a hedge maze, scavenger hunt and a summer-house where you can go smoothly.

The Gardens of Appeltern showcases more than 200 sample gardens in an environment full of peace and nature. The 15 hectare park provides inspiration, entertainment and many novelties. Would you like a day out, a walk through nature or are you looking for ideas for your own garden and terrace?

What does De Tuinen van Appeltern have to offer?

  • More than 200 model gardens
  • The second Appeltern Garden Festival
  • The largest collection of plants in the Netherlands
  • National Fixed Plant Garden
  • Delightful restaurants and outdoor cafés
  • Lounge gardens
  • Informal advice at weekends
  • A vast sculpture garden
  • A charming plant market
  • A treasure trail for the little ones
  • The latest garden trends
  • Natural decorations
  • All information about products, plants, horticulturalists and designers

Our services:

As the largest park in the Netherlands garden ideas, we would obviously provide the best gardening advice. We will inspire and inform, so that after a visit to our park full of garden ideas home.

Service Outline

The Gardens of Appeltern offers you the unique opportunity during your visit to the park a sketch for your own garden.

Tips & Tricks

Your borders can in many ways with plants and trees are planted. Lees verder To give you a little bit to get started we have some herbaceous borders as examples for you prepared.

Park Facilities

Besides the over 200 model gardens in the park is much more to see and do! A brief overview of these facilities can be found under "Park facilities. So you can gather information in the Garden Advisory Centre, to acquire knowledge in the library, browsing and shopping at thepark.jpgplant market and in the shop decoration or to make a sketch in the sketch pavilion. Addition there are many areas to collect additional materials conveniently arranged. Your family or company party or outing is in good hands. Lees verder We provide a complete day out or a party in our rooms.


In the middle of the park, near the Orangery is currently a small pavilion on the history of Appeltern. You will find pictures of the first model garden, digging up previously existing trees and bushes, gardening shed and of course the many activities over the years organized, see.
The Gardens of Appeltern exists for over 25 years and started out on a half acre. In the pavilion, in addition to many photographs and newspaper clippings, also see the prices that the park has received for its industry-wide efforts to promote horticulture.

Almost on every product in the Gardens of Appeltern its particulars, as the name of the product and the name of the manufacturer.

Catering / Restaurants:

The Gardens of Appeltern features three stylish restaurants with terraces, namely: 'Winter', the 'Orangery' garden and terrace at the Advice Centre. Each accommodation has its own unique atmosphere, design and natural look.

Visitors can find these restaurants not only a simple coffee and cake but also for small lunch dishes such as baguettes and salads, a traditional cup of soup and of course a wide range of coffee drinks, tea and fresh wine and beer.

In winter, hot chocolate and mulled wine available.

In consultation is available for larger groups is also a dinner buffet or barbecue possible.


Want to enjoy our park with your entire family? We have much to offer young and old.

While enjoying all the gardens and nature, enjoy your children but in a different way.

What we offer your children?

  • A raft on which they are the natural summer-house here and a wonderful place to romp
  • Various tree houses
  • A playground with slide, swings and various other toys
  • A gnome where they briefly between gnomes delusions
  • Diverse fitness equipment
  • A hedge maze

Group Arrangements

De Tuinen van Appeltern is a beautiful location for relaxing and enjoying nature. We offer a variety of arrangements for groups of friends, business meetings or family outings. A few suggestions are given below, but there are plenty of other options too.

Arrangements in Appeltern

Entrance fee

  • 20 persons: € 9.50 p.p.

Appeltern film

  • 10 min. (from 20 persons): free

We show a short film about how our park came to be and what its purpose is.


  • 1.5 hours (not more than 15 persons): € 40.00 per guide

An experienced guide takes you to the most beautiful and most important parts of our park

’Garden pleasure’ tour

  • 2 hours (not more than 15 persons): € 75.00 per guide

On this tour, the guide helps you learn what gives that real garden feeling.
Toon’s Decorating Demonstration

  • 1.5 hours (from 20 persons): € 9.25 p.p.

Decoration specialist Toon makes work pieces using natural materials.

Decoration workshop

  • 1.5 hours (from 20 persons): € 25.00 p.p.

You will be making a seasonal decoration out of natural materials that can be used outside or inside.

Birdhouse workshop

2 hours (from 10 persons): € 17.50 p.p.

Make and decorate your own birdhouse, made from natural materials.

High tea

(from 4 persons): € 17.50 p.p.

Luxury sandwiches, biscuits and French bonbons, various muffins, mini-donuts, cake and petit fours with a nice cup of tea.

Picnic in the park

(from 2 persons): € 13.75 p.p.

Picnic basket with filled bread rolls, muesli rolls, a bottle of orange juice, fresh fruit, a bottle of wine and Dutch gingerbread.

Around Appeltern

We can also provide combination arrangements. A visit to De Tuinen van Appeltern combined with a boat trip along the Maas, perhaps. Or a visit to a vineyard, steam pumping station or a Solex (motorised bicycle) ride through the Land van Maas en Waal.

Cycling along the Land van Maas en Waal

2 hours (from 4 persons): € 12.50 p.p.

The tour takes you to the most beautiful locations along the Maas and Waal rivers. You will be given a cycle route map.
Catering facilities.

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