Our Team

Team Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden is run by one head of office, three administrative employees and four employees who work in the Japanese Garden and care for the grounds. Besides that we also work with an entire team of volunteers who will greet you at the entrance of the Garden and walk around it, keeping an eye out for anyone that needs help.

If you have any questions please contact us at our emailadres japansetuin@hasselt.be, there your email will be treated by one of our employees.

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Carl De Coster

Head of the Japanese Garden

Tasks: general coordination, events, communication, management, policy 

Barbara Schizzarotto

Administrative employee

Tasks: Administration, communication

Linda Dendas


Tasks: Cash register, adminsitration, volunteer coordination

Karolien Wouters


Tasks: cash register, administration, finance


Antonio (Tony) Suarez

Maintanance and reception employee

Tasks: reception of groups and companies, maintanance of the buildings

Bruno Knuts

Technical Employee

Tasks: technical advice en implementation, logistics, construction and groundkeeper

Peter Claeskens


Tasks: caretaker of the plants in the Japanese Garden and maintanance of the paths

Yuri Knuts

Multipurpose Employee

Tasks: caretaker of the plants, general maintanance, logistcs, and reception of groups and companies