Philippe de Spoelberch

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Viscount Philippe de Spoelberch (23 May 1941) is a Belgian businessman and dendrologist.

Family[edit]

He is the son of vicomte Werner de Spoelberch (1902-1987) and Eléonore de Haas de Teichen (1916). He married to Diane, viscountess de Jonghe d'Ardoye.

Career[edit]

He is an administrator of the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund,[1] and a former member of the board of the brewery InBev, one of the biggest beweries in the world. With an estimated fortune of 3.126 billion euro he is one of the wealthiest people of Belgium.

A keen gardener he is président of the Belgische Dendrologie Belge.[2] He is also President of the International Dendrology Society. He was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2003. [3]

In 2007 he donated the Arboretum Wespelaar to the Foundation Arboretum Wespelaar, which was set up to guarantee the future of the collections and arrange for their opening to the public in 2011.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bomen in België : dendrologische inventaris 1987 - 1992 / Jean-Claude Baudouin, Philippe De Spoelberch, Jef Van Meulder. -Brussel : Stichting Spoelberch-Artois, 1992
  • Arboretum Robert Lenoir : molen van Bardonwez te Rendeux / Philippe de Spoelberch, Jean-Claude Baudouin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acceuil". inbevbailletlatour.com. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Architectural digest 1985- Volume 42 - Page 22 "Every man should have a hobby, something besides his business", he declares. See page 80. Gardens: Woodland Domain Vicomte Philippe de Spoelberch tends his twelve-acre garden at Herkenrode, outside Brussels, with only the help of"
  3. ^ "RHS Green Manual". RHS. Retrieved 23 December 2016.