You’ll Find Me In The Garden – Trompenburg Garden & Arboretum

You'll Find Me In The Garden - Trompenburg Garden & Arboretum

At least once a week you’ll find me here. I always can find an excuse to visit this hidden gem in the city of Rotterdam. Whatever reason I have to go –I almost always go with my camera in hand.

Just 10 minutes away on one of my favourite bike routes is one of the most brilliant botanical gardens I’ve ever seen. It’s not on the outskirts of the city, no this garden is in the city and it’s a botanical paradise!

I could walk for hours here, and sometimes that’s exactly what I do. Walking between the trees, flowers and all of the greenery I’m sometimes woken up, I hear a person or the wind carrying the sound of a tram with it and I slightly tremble as if being awoken. Often I have no idea whatsoever as to how late it is. Many times I’ve realized it’s almost closing time. I don’t dare to look at the amount of photos I’ve made in the gardens. 

I wouldn’t be surprised if I had over 5000 in the seven months we’ve lived here. I’m still struggling with my photography a bit but I’ll admit I now take fewer photographs with better results. Learning the settings and getting in the hours practicing has its benefits. Editing has become so much more easier. My signature style is becoming more refined, and most of all I am pleased with my results. My daughter says I’ve taking huge leaps and Annie at Unsplash has told me that I’m nailing my signature style and recognizes my photos among the submissions.
Arboretum Trompenburg is a botanical garden in Rotterdam, Netherlands, which hosts a large collection of woody as well as herbaceous plants. It occupies an area of 7 ha and is situated 4 m below sea level, so a system of canals is used to drain the land. The history of the garden dates back to the 19th century. Since 1958 it has been open to the public daily for a small fee. Arboretum Trompenburg holds national plant collections of conifers, Quercus, Fagus, Rhododendron, Ligustrum, Rodgersia and Hosta.

Arboretum Trompenburg

Honingerdijk 86, 3062 NX Rotterdam

There are multiple restrooms that are accessible for wheelchairs throughout the garden (main building, tea house + by the greenhouses)

Tea House De Uithoek

Located in the gardens. Accessible with wheelchair (also restrooms). There are multiple restrooms that are accessible for wheelchairs throughout the garden (main building, tea house + by the greenhouses)
Opening Hours + Info. on the website.

Expect to see a lot of the Arboretum on the new site!

If you’re living in the area, or passing through and want to meet up for a photo walk let me know. Hanging out with like-minded photography and or garden lovers is inspirational! 

Thanks for stopping by!

XoXo,

 

HIDDEN GEM IN ROTTERDAM, TROMPENBURG ARBORETUM

Post a Comment

Visual Stories

Micheile Henderson

Rotterdam, The Netherlands