Petanque your heart out on the green grass while obscure DJ’s spin forgotten French records, apply your red lipstick again and again before you toast to fabulous wines, fresh fish and a setting sun!

Grab a friend, a lover and a bottle of pinot from the bar and embark on a wild romance in a botanical garden. You coming? You must come!

Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum has existed for more than 150 years, but is not known amongst all Rotterdammers. They organize thematic and educational walks through the garden and there is a tea house where you can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the garden. There are even a number of sheep grazing around. For this occasion the garden will be opened outside regular opening hours and all Rotterdammers will be invited for this special rendezvous.

Bon jour: Un Pique-nique Botanique takes place on 7 & 8 September from 17.00-21.00,
9 September from 15.00 – 20.00 hours and 14 & 15 September from 17.00-21.00 hours and takes place at the Arboretum Trompenburg: Honingerdijk 86, 3062 NX Rotterdam.

Book your picnic basket in advance for € 35, – per person, including access to the garden (with Rotterdampas / Museum card € 27.50). For more information and tickets go to or contact us via [email protected].