The Hortus botanicus Leiden is the oldest botanic garden in The Netherlands. The oldest section of the Hortus, dating back to 1590, is the current Front Garden. It has been renovated with new plants and in 2000, a new glasshouse was added to form the Winter Garden. The Clusius Garden gives an impression of what the Hortus was like around 1600, when the bonds between the Netherlands and Asia were formed. The exchange of plants and knowledge between these cultures can be seen in the Japanese Garden. The Hortus’ pride, Victoria amazonica, can be admired in the Victoria Glasshouse.
Recipes Soups from the Hortus From 2016 the Hortus is collaborating in the three-year-long Horizon 2020 projec... >
Recipes Spices from the Hortus From 2016 the Hortus is collaborating in the three-year-long Horizon 2020 projec... >
The Tulip in Holland The Tulip. a national symbol of The Netherlands, irrevocably connected to Amster... >
Collection The Hortus’ mission is to manage a living plant collection for research and ed... >
Research Thousands of plants are cultivated for research purposes in the Hortus botanicus... >
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