Crown Jewels
There are many plants and trees growing in the garden and greenhouses of the Hortus. Some species are very rare or notable because of their size or they have played a role in the history of the garden and some parts of the garden cannot be missed.
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Hortus botanicus Leiden
A green treasure hidden in the historical centre of Leiden. Founded in 1590, this is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands and one of the oldest in the world.
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Hortus botanicus Leiden names orchid after Jane Goodall
Scientists from The Naturalis Biodiversity Centre and botanical garden Hortus botanicus Leiden have described a new orchid species in honour of Jane Goodall.
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