5 reasons to visit the Dutch Castle Garden Arcen
Kasteeltuinen Arcen (Castle Gardens of Arcen) is in the small, picturesque village of Arcen. Situated directly on the German-Dutch border near Venlo. It is probably one of the best gardens you’ve never heard of. Furthermore, It is enormous and includes garden inspiration from all around the globe. As a matter of fact 32 hectares full of scents and colours, unique gardens, historical parks and a 17th century castle. So,You will find inspiration in Castle Garden Arcen and discover the beauty of flowers and plants in over 15 different gardens.
Among them are the large rosarium with its rose gardens, the shady Lommerreich; the mountain garden with its unique stone formations and waterfalls; the Mediterranean Casa Verde with its typical olive trees and the oldest fig tree in the Netherlands. As well as the Asian gardens with a Thai fishing hut and miniature rice field terraces (sawah). And the rhododendron garden in the shadow of the monumental castle. Every part of the castle gardens immerses you in a new green experience. So you can enjoy the beautiful gardens, visit the exhibition at the monumental castle, or take a turn at the 21-hole mini golf course.
The Dutch Castle Garden Arcen.
The valley consists of different garden areas. In addition, each of them has an individual character of its own. The border garden with its perennials. The bamboo wood, the rock garden with its conifers. The Asian garden with its ponds and the miniature rice-field terraces (sawah). The typical Thai fishing hut and the maple garden with its beautiful maple trees.
The garden hosts events, activities and music performances on a regular basis. As a matter of fact, the Castle Garden Arcen is a project of the Stichting het Limburgs Landschap (Limburg Landscapes Foundation). Many different parties fund the foundation. As a result it manages 8300 ha of natural landscape distributed over 70 areas, dotted with castles, historic farms, and water and windmills.