Gids voor Nederlandse en Vlaamse Arboreta

Gert van Maanen, René Siemens, Martine Bakker

Blauwdruk, 2022


n addition to scientific arboreta at universities, there are arboreta from growers, foresters, private collectors or other public bodies. The preservation of Dutch arboreta is under pressure due to the space they occupy, the lack of financial resources to maintain them and the ease with which knowledge is now available worldwide. What was, is and will be the meaning of the proud tree gardens of yesteryear?

The guide maps almost all tree gardens and interesting sub-collections in parks and estates in the Netherlands and Flanders. A guide of almost 400 pages, with extensive descriptions by landscape architect René Siemens, practical information, backgrounds and many photos and illustrations. In an introductory essay, biologist Gert van Maanen discusses the scientific and cultural-historical significance of arboreta in the past and now. Art historian Martine Bakker delves into the legacy of the famous Dutch garden architect Leonard Springer, who designed several arboreta.

A unique guide to unique gardens, with over 40 detailed descriptions of arboretums and parks by landscape architect René Siemens. With the cooperation of the Dutch Dendrological Association. IN DUTCH!

ISBN: 9789075271522

192 pagina's, illustraties in kleur, 24 x 11,5 cm, paperback, Nederlands