Trompenburg is a beautifully landscaped garden with a large collection of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and tubers. The garden is located on the edge of the Centre of Rotterdam, in the Kralingen district and is a veritable treasure trove for botanists and a treat for hikers seeking rest in a busy city.
In Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum is a very special collection of trees, perennials, bulbs and tubers. The collection Quercus (oak), Fagus (beech), Ilex (Holly) and Hosta belong to the collections of the NPC (Dutch plant collections).
Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum is on historic ground. Nowadays this garden is a green oasis in the busy and vibrant city of Rotterdam. In the late Middle Ages was only swamp, belonging to Cralingen fiefdom.
The name Rotta goes back on a settlement in the 11th century. In response to frequent floods were build dikes. To the first belong the old dike and the Honingerdijk, the latter is named after Lock Honingen, that here has ever stood.
The dikes made it possible to the swamp as pasture. For this purpose, dug ditches, so that water could be af-and landed. The structure of long narrow lots with locks is typical of many a polder landscape in many areas in Holland and is also on trompenburg still visible, particularly in the oldest part that connects with the entrance pavilion.
Trompenburg is more than an arboretum. It consists of a series of gardens with trees as part a special collection: an arboretum. In the Jubilee year is chosen for a new name: trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum. What in all these years has remained the same is the passion for plants. They continue to play a central role in trompenburg. Here visitors can enjoy the silence, the hustle and bustle of the lively town seems even on busy days far away. The gardens of trompenburg forms an oasis of peace in world port city of Rotterdam.
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Adres: Trompenburg. Honingerdijk 86 (beneden) 3062 NX Rotterdam”