Heather in bloom in Ede

Every year, the blooming heather is a special sight that attracts many people. It is a beautiful spectacle.

When does the heather bloom in Ede?

The heather in Ede blooms from mid-August to mid-September. This is also the best time to enjoy the purple heathland in Ede.

What is there to do in Ede when the heather is in bloom?

Many people enjoy nature a little bit more when the heather is in bloom. It makes a walk or bike ride even more inviting with all those purple fields. During the months that the heather blooms in Ede, various events are scheduled: 

What is heather?

Heather is a collective term for various types of shrubs from the heather family. In Ede, alongside Scotch heather and bell heather, we also find the rarer crowberry heather and bog rosemary. 

Scotch Heather

The heather likes to grow on dry, sandy soils. It can withstand severe drought, but does not like shade. The flowers bloom from mid-July to mid-September and are light to dark purple.

Bell Heather 

In the wet heathland areas (including the Deelense Veld [Deelense Field]), bell heather is most common. This heather species blooms as early as June and has spherical lilac-coloured flowers. 

Visit the website of The Hoge Veluwe National Park for more information about the heath.

Here you can make the most beautiful heathland walks in Ede:

Nature reserves in Ede