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Planting Moment Tulip Mania

This spring, residents of Leiden can take part in a soil study during the citizen science project 'Tulip Mania’. With the project, DNA researcher Leonie Kaptein and partner Leiden Centre for Applied Bioscience (LCAB) (Hogeschool Leiden) want to learn more about the biodiversity in garden and potting soil.

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Winter Afternoons in the Hortus botanicus Leiden

During the winter months, the Hortus botanicus Leiden organises three cosy and educational Winter Afternoons. A visit to the Hortus becomes even more rewarding: the garden stays open an hour longer, there are market stalls, physics experiments, winter delicacies and more. On 12 December 2021, there is even more to experience than usual.

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‘Amaryllis and relatives’ on display

As of 28 February 2021 at the Hortus botanicus Leiden: the spring exhibition 'Amaryllis and relatives'. 

Please note: the Hortus is closed at least until May 26 2021. The exhibition takes place outside of the paid area and online.

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Wearing a mask in indoor areas is advised

In accordance with policy of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Hortus recommends wearing a mask in our indoor areas (Winter garden, café and Tropical greenhouse). Customers that make use of the Orangery are advised to only remove the mask as soon as they actually take a seat for the party / event / meeting.

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Small exhibition Fritillaria from 1 March

The genus Fritillaria L. (Liliaceae) has around 140 species, all of which occur in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. More than half of those species are protected and are in danger of becoming extinct, mainly due to changes in the area where they occur and through use for medicinal purposes or as an ornamental plant. In collaboration with the Botanical Garden of the University of Warsaw, the Hortus shows a number of information panels about this genus. Extra Fritillaria native are also planted in the garden, and some Fritillaria will be blooming in the Bulb glasshouse. Do not expect a massive bloom, but you will be able to make beautiful pictures and see a few jewels of flowers.

Photo: University of Warsaw, Krystyna Jędrzejewska-Szmek

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Hortus closed during holidays

From Monday December 23 up to and including Wednesday January 1 Hortus botanicus is closed. From Thursday January 2 onwards, from 10 o'clock in the morning, you're welcome to visit our gardens and glasshouses once again. We wish you a warm holiday season.

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