Every year, on the second weekend of June the gardens are open to the public. Nurseries specialised in old and botanical roses, as well as collectors and breeders of rare plants put their best products for sale. At the same time the public can attend exhibitions, demonstrations and lectures by professionals from Belgium and abroad on the most interesting subjects.
New roses and other plants raised by our exhibitors Bee and nectar plants *)
New plants and roses LAUNCH of new rose creations and cultivars by Peter BEALES Roses, Rozenkwekerij De BIERKREEK, Pép. Des DEUX CAPS, Sierplantenkwekerij DEVRIESE-LUYSSEN, GREEN GLOBE, Iris- en Hemerocalliskwekerij JOOSTEN, LENS Roses, De NIEUWE TUIN, Les ROSES de DANIEL, VIERLAENDER Rosenhof, a.o. participants. Fr. 12:15 pm, at the gazebo in the donkey meadow How to hybridise and produce a new rose, Sat./Sun. 4pm, at the stands of : PETER BEALES Roses/ Ian Limmer, LENS Roses/Rudy Velle-Caroline Dombrecht, DE BIERKREEK/ Hans van Hage ( Du. ), LES ROSES DE DANIEL/ Daniel Schmitz ( Fr. ), VIERLÄNDER ROSENHOF/ Jan Janßen ( Germ. ) How does a nurseryman create a new cultivar, Sat./Sun. 11:30, at the stands of : Sierplantenkwekerij DEVRIESE-LUYSSEN ( Du. ), Ward VAN TEYLINGEN ( Du. )/ J.P. MISSON ( Fr. ), GREEN GLOBE/ Armand Kremer ( Du. ) Bee and nectar plants Presentation on the stands of several nurserymen Exhibition of butterflies and moths and the plants they need, by Jef RYCKEBOER Flower meadow management, walk, by CRUYDT-HOECK/ Jasper Helmantel Sat./Sun. 2pm, and mini flower meadows on the stand Bees and their nectar plants, walk, by BIEENKORF/ Marc Missotten Sat./Sun. 3pm Flowering field edges in Hesbaye, by Regionaal Landschap Haspengouw en Voeren ( RLH ) GUIDED TOURS of the gardens, every hour, with Hex guides AND ALSO Exhibition of Sugar Snap Peas, 24 varieties, by DE NIEUWE TUIN/ Peter Bauwens Exhibition of painted portraits of exhibitors, by Roger PHILLIPS Everything for the city gardener, by De WILTFANG Grafting Viburnum ( 2,-- per onderstam ), by Ward VAN TEYLINGEN Tips and tricks by EXPERTS Wim COLLET, Roger PHILLIPS, and Ward van TEYLINGEN Rose budding, by De Bierkreek ; your own rose budded onto a rootstock, bring a branch WITH flowers or buds ( 8,-- per rootstock ) Soft pruning and tree care, by Regionaal Landschap Haspengouw en Voeren ( RLH )
In the kitchen garden : composting, composttea, analysis and evaluation of your own compost samples by HUMUS/ Marc and Bénédicte Verhofstede Specialised nurseries offering individual collections of new and rare plants, New and specialist plants from nurseries and breeders : the nurserymans choice High-quality garden tools and ornaments Eateries with original recipes using plants and flowers
FOR CHILDREN Scarecrow Exhibition Friday : Competition for schools : 8-12 year-olds ( prizes awarded Fr. 11:45 am ), with workshops and demonstrations of compost, sowing and soil life as well as nature, biodiversity and the environment Saturday and Sunday : Exhibiton butterflies and moths and the flowers they need to live, by Jef RYCKEBOER, who also explains and shows how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly Exhibition Sugar Snap Peas, of which there are 24 different varieties, by DE NIEUWE TUIN/ Peter Bauwens Exhibition of painted portraits of exhibitors, by Roger PHILLIPS, can you recognise them ? Happy in the flower meadow, together with the bees ( and your parents ), walk, with Cruydt-hoeck Make your own biodegradable sowing pot, by De WILTFANG Jr Insecthotels from natural material, with Planterij GROENSTRAAT 13, Boerderij De LOODS en RLH Basketry, with ANNEs MAND How they ate in the Early Middle Ages, by SHARPTOOTLS Compost tea for your own garden; at HUMUS in the vegetable garden they will tell you all about this tea your plant fails to grow ? Ward van Teylingen helps Bees and nectar plants, walk, with BIEENKORF
*) Sierplantenkwekerij Devriese draws our attention to the following website : http://www.tuinenlandschap.nl/nieuws/6572/vlinderstand-naar-dieptepunt?goback=%2Egde_3675106_member_219317170
*Reduced rates for members of garden or botanical associations; accompanied children up to 12 years free.
Accompanied children free under 16. No dogs allowed.
How to reach Hex Hex is situated in the village of Heks in the commune of Heers, in the south of the Belgian province of Limbourg, half-way between Liège and Maastricht (in the triangle Tongeren, Borgloon, Oreye) and is accessible via: 1. Highway E40, Brussels-Liège/Luik, exit 29 (Waremme/Tongres), direction Tongres/Tongeren; Heks is indicated on the old Roman way from Oreye to Tongeren. 2. Highway E313, Antwerp-Liège/Luik, exit 29 (Hasselt Oost/Kortessem) direction Tongeren, at Kortessem follow Borgloon, at Borgloon direction Heers; on the road to Heers, Heks is indicated.