Spring kicks off festively at Trompenburg with a spring festival for young and old. All spring long, Trompenburg is the place to be for anyone who is cheered by colourful spring blooms. Besides the many spring activities Trompenburg hosts, the gardens are a very nice place to retreat from the busy city every day.
Spring Festival at Trompenburg
The start of the flowering season will be kicked off on Sunday, April 2 2023 at Trompenburg with the Spring Festival. Together with all visitors, the park is happy to welcome spring while enjoying festive activities. For example, there is a living exhibition of plants and animals. In it, park visitors can follow the growth of flower bulbs, as well as marvel at colourful walking branches and leaves. The terraces are open for coffee or tea, cake and lunch and there are stalls of local entrepreneurs and growers where fresh spring plants and beautiful bouquets can be scored. There is also plenty for children to do. They can earn their gardener's diploma by completing a course.
The festival takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome at the normal garden admission prices. Everyone with a Museum Card, Rotterdampas pass and Trompenburg annual walking card benefits from free admission.
Adopt special plants
Every year in February, the Trompenburg Seed Association starts growing special annual plants. The volunteers have sown over 60 different varieties of flowers and edible plants and spent months nurturing, transplanting and repotting them. This hard work and long wait is being rewarded: from the end of April, the plants are ready to be adopted by a nice owner, as traditionally, Trompenburg sells all these unique, annual plants. The sale of annuals will take place on April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visit the Plant Market
On May 6th and 7th, Trompenburg is organizing a plant market: the most fun and largest in Rotterdam! There is a stall route through part of the garden where several, specialized growers offer their special (and often organic) plants. There is everything for sale here: from perennials to shrubs and from bulbs to cacti. There is something for every plant lover. Of course, the growers are also on hand with advice on plants, maintenance and other tips for planting in your own garden. In addition, the market sells quality garden tools, garden decorations, honey and other gift items. After shopping, visitors can join the terraces for coffee/tea, cake and lunches while enjoying live music. There is also plenty of entertainment for children during these days. Various, fun activities will be organized. Normal entrance fees also apply to the Plant Market.
Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum Rotterdam
Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum is a beautiful botanical garden with a large collection of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and tubers. The garden covers 8 acres and is located in Rotterdam's Kralingen district, on the edge of the city center. Trompenburg is especially interesting to visit in spring. Because starting in April, more than 700 species of rhododendrons are in full bloom in all colours, types, and sizes. A unique experience that you can only match at Trompenburg. A colourful alternative to the Keukenhof if you want to experience spring as a Rotterdam resident closer to home.