The Night of Wings

summer nocturne
24 Aug

 Attention! The ticket counter closes at 10 pm!

Tip! Bring a flashlight.

On Saturday 24 August the Botanic Garden remains open until midnight for a romantic nocturne full of winged creatures: moths, bats, but also night bloomers… and picnicking under the star-spangled sky!

On Sunday 25 August you can enjoy an dew walk in the early morning or completely surrender to nature during forest bathing.

In short, a weekend full of relaxing, informative and fun activities. Spread your wings!



Saturday 24 August

Start: 2:00 pm
End: midnight



  • Café Herbier at the 'Pachthof', with drinks, cozy atmosphere, fire bowls... and tasty southern snacks!
  • Botanivan, our plant lab on wheels. Discover the wonderful microworld of winged creatures
  • Gardenshop: Taste the refreshing Hibiscus drinks
  • Plant Palace, a magic visit in the evening
  • Picnicking on the lawn. Bring your own picnic and blanket. You can buy drinks at Café Herbier
  • Exhibition ‘Moths in the spotlights’ near the Bee House
  • The Orangery is open with a summer bar on the terrace with summer music, barbecue, ice creams, cocktails and atmospheric lighting.




Special activities


2:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Children activities on the former farmstead ‘Pachthof’:


  • make-up,
  • make and launch (if there is enough wind) kites ,
  • reproduce your own blueprint (the very first technique for printing photographs from 1942),
  • create your own flower perfume

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Have your picture taken by our photographer-in-residence Maarten Strack


3:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Listen to a beautiful fairytale from the Florofoon

Four performances:

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
4:30 pm - 5:10 pm
5:30 pm - 6:10 pm
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm





8:30 pm - 12:00 pm: The Walk of Wings

  • Join our moth enthusiast and discover how to catch moths (to release them afterwards!)
  • Visit one of our ice cellars, a favourite hiding place for bats
  • Join the bat guide to see and hear bats
  • ....


Sunday 25 August


 The Orangery serves a delicious breakfast for the enthusiasts.


  • Fruit juice,
  • 2 cups of coffee or tea,
  • 2 rolls and 1 pastry
  • ham, cheese, jam
  • bacon and eggs
  • yoghurt


€ 15 per person

A Ttcket for the Botanic Garden is not included in price for the breakfast.
Booking in advance is required. Send an email to


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