Wild tulip and Drooping Star-of-Bethlehem at Dekema State.

Wild Tulip and Drooping Star-of-Bethlehem at Dekema State, Jelsum. Photo: Dekema State.

Dekema State has a beautifully restored ‘State’ (distinguished historic house) surrounded by water. The country estate has an ornamental garden, an orchard with old-fashioned fruit varieties and espaliered fruittrees along the garden wall. There is a walking path that partly goes through a relatively young forest and partly older vegetation.

The site and the ‘State’ are limited accessible. When the gate is open you can walk around the site. The season for the museum starts in April.

During the Museum weekend and the Spring Fair, extra attention is paid to the Stinzenplants.

The alley / old entrance driveway is usually accessible and bordered by beautiful Lime trees with spring flowers like Wild Tulips and Drooping Stars-of-Bethlehem. In the forest, the Bear’s Garlic is fun as well as the Bulbous Corydalis. Information about opening hours see the website.

Visiting address:
Bus 54/60/72 from Leeuwarden, stop Jelsum, Vijverzathe. Driveway at Dekemawei 5.
Parking: On ‘e Terp 9, Jelsum
+31 (0) 58 2570020
Weekends April – October 1 – 5 pm.
Mid-June – mid-September: Tuesday-Sunday / 1 – 5 pm.
Closed Easter, King’s Day (April 27), May 5th
Groups by appointment Febr. – Dec.
Website: www.dekemastate.nl