Biologie van de bodem, compost en bodembewerking.
by Marc Verhofstede, in the vegetable garden (stand 74).
+analysis of your own soil sample  (read more ...)

Sat./Sunday at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00

Dyeing textiles with vegetable materials.
by Caroline Klinckhamers, at the front of the lane (position 3).

Sat./Sunday at 12:00 pm: vegetable dyes
Sat./Sunday at 14:00: ecoprint technique
Sat./Sunday at 4:00 pm: Applications in quilts and shawls

Snoei van leifruit.
door Paul van Laer (NBS), in de moestuin (stand 76).

zondag om 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 uur

Propagating flowering shrubs by grafting.
door Ward van Teylingen, op de binnenkoer (stand 71).


Rozencollectie aan de terrassen.
wandeling met Rudy Velle (Lens Roses), start bij de binnenkoer (stand 52).

zat./ zondag om 11:00 uur – Franstalig
zat./ zondag om 15:00 uur – Nederlands

Onderhoud en slijpen van je snoeischaren.
door Henny Schalen (Kopersporen), op stand 40.


Clematis als terrasplant snoeien.
door Jean Marie Dheedene (FDN Böttcher), stand 8.


Eetbare bloemen bewaren en bereidingen.
Zaadbommen en wenskaarten met zaden maken.
door Daniëlle Houbrechts (Kruidjes), in de paardenstallen (stand 60).


Ecologisch tuinontwerp.
advies door Ellen Fierens (Ecogarden Designe)  op stand 42.



Nymphea en Lotus
door Daniël Ost, aan de Chinese tuin (stand 72).
 -met Agua en Pottenland.

Aubergines voor het Noorden
door Peter Bauwens, in de koetsenzaal (stand 75).

door Lieve Adriaensen, in de stallingen (stand 55).

door Rik Storme, op de dreef (stand 7).

door Norber Mergen, op de dreef (stand 59).

De aangekondigde voorstelling van het boek ‘Vegetables’ van Martyn Rix en Roger Phillips (uitg. Macmillan) is uitgesteld naar september 2022.

74 exposanten tonen hun beste producten: bijzondere planten, heesters en bomen, artisanale producten voor fijnproevers, originele tuindecoratie, kwaliteit zaden, bloembollen en gereedschap. (read more ...)

Catering door Traiteurs Pohliq, Leopold City Food, Bouchon Roulant, de Landelijke Gilde en ‘Wafeltjes van bij ons bomma’.

Doorlopend wandelingen met de gidsen van Hex.

Nature Playground voor kinderen.


Programma juni 2021


Information at the stand will show the indispensable importance of biodiversity and of bees, ‘bee-odiversity’ as Rik Storme calls it.

Rik talks about flowers, bees and bumblebees. In addition to domesticated honey bees, there are wild or solitary bees. The latter are divided into polylectic bees, which find their pollen in many different plants, oligolectic ones, which find pollen in special kinds of flowers, and even monolectic ones, which depend on one kind of flower.

Bees and flower plants have evolved simoultaneously.


At their stand, Jean Marie Dheedene demonstrates how to prune a Clematis into a patio plant (in a pot). They have many. In anticipation of September, they will also be showing a collection of winter-flowering Clematis.


No-mow May
Nowadays we are becoming used to dryer summers, which means we can cut down on mowing, conserve moisture and enjoy the wild flowers in our lawns.

On her stand, Ellen Fiers will explain some simple tips which will help save time and effort, keep your lawn greener, look beautiful AND be good for the environment !


Anne Adriaensens presents a collection of seeds - unmodified and grown in an eco-friendly way - of edible flowers and plants, which are also beautiful, with suggestions for their preparation. Insect-loving plants are also discussed as well as the special medicinal qualities of Artemisia annua..

New in their collection are the vegetable seeds, plants, and seedlings from Cycle en terre.


At their stand, Marc Geens and Greta Crauwels explain how a grower develops new varieties. They demonstrate this with one of their new varieties of gooseberry: Ribes uva-crispa ‘Sumar’.


The quality of fruit and vegetables, of all healthy and vital food, starts with a healthy living soil with a lot of humus. Marc and Benedicte Verhofstede explain how to create healthy soil in your own (vegetable) garden.

Healthy soils are the foundation for healthy food, life and planet.


For children from 6 to 12 there is a nature playground behind the first stands in the avenue of plane trees, while for the little ones there is also a play forest in the ‘manège’.


‘The Worldwide Forager’, by Roger Phillips, edit. Unbound POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 2022 due to Covid19


2020 Program

The United Nations have proclaimed 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. The initiative is aimed at increasing awareness among the public and policymakers around food security issues..

On the programme therefore there will be demonstrations, walks and information sessions about : food safety, useful insects, biodiversity, bees and bee plants, sustainable gardening and soil health.


Insect Walk

Walk through the gardens with Hans van Hage from the organic rose nursery De Bierkreek and learn about growing without chemicals, the role of beneficial insects, and how plants build up resistance.

De Bierkreek

Healthy Management

Jean Marie Dheedene will demonstrate how plants can thrive by using ladybirds to protect against aphids in the tunnel greenhouses, by watering plants individually, and how to make plants resilient and insect resistant by using natural methods.

FDN Böttcher

Soil and Vitality

Plant health is related to soil life and soil health and the way diseases and pests occur in a crop is closely related to the resistance in the crop system. Just as healthy food can improve human resistance, so it can also improve plant health. Marc and Benedicte Verhofstede will show you how to successfully cultivate in collaboration with nature.


Bee Plants

Information at the stand will show the indispensable importance of bees and Rik Storme will introduce you to the best bee plants for every season. There is a small exhibition (weather-permitting) of the Wild Bee Calendar: for sale via https://www.wildbienen-garten.de/kalender-1/ You can also view the recent book (Plantenvademecum voor wilde bijen, vlinders en biodiversiteit in de tuin) by Arie Koster, the indispensible, major reference work, about bee plants. Planterij Groenstraat 13


Kevin Lennertz shows you how to make an edible flower arrangement. Daniëlle Houbrechts explains the preparation and processing of the flowers. Martine shows you how to use beewax covers -instead of plastic - to preserve flowers and foods.
Kruidjes en LK Floral Service

Nature Playground

For children from 6 to 12 there is a nature playground behind the first stands in the alley of plane trees, for the little ones there is also a play forest in the ‘manège’.

150 Years Lens Roses

Rudy and Ann Velle celebrate the 150th anniversary of the rose nursery that they acquired from Louis Lens. There will be an exhibition on the stand and a walk with Rudy to look at the numerous different rose hips at Hex.
Lens Roses


Ellen Fiers will give a demonstration about plants that are "insect-resistant" and can be integrated into all forms of planting, as well as showing how biodiversity and permaculture help create an ecological balance and provide a solution for sustaining important insects. Ecogarden Design

Cycle Gardening

At their stand, Marc Geens will introduce you to sustainable gardening, which also includes cycle gardening and garden planning.
Kruisbessen Proeftuin


'Traces of Copper'. A demonstration by Henny Schalen and a chance to experiment with bronze garden tools, as well as having your pruning shears sharpened (for a small fee) plus instructions for maintenance.

Dyeing Natural

Caroline Klinckhamers shows fabrics dyed with wild plants. There will be 3 demonstrations: (1). which plants supply dye (2) the ecoprint technique (3) applications (artistic quilts and shawls) CK-Quilts

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