Botanical garden news from Leiden, the Netherlands


This video is about a carnivorous plants show in the Hortus botanicus in Leiden, the Netherlands.

From the botanical garden in Leiden:

Special publication: free Jubilee booklet

From April 1st 2015 onwards, visitors of the Hortus botanicus Leiden will receive a colourful booklet about the history of the Hortus, written by our collection manager Gerda van Uffelen. It is available in English, German, Dutch and Bahasa Indonesia. It is slightly larger and thicker than our usual Hortus walking-tour guides. Available while stocks lasts.

Symposium Botanic gardens in a changing world

A two-day symposium on the new tasks and challenges of botanical gardens today and in the future. The conference will take place on 17th and 18th of April 2015 and will be hosted by the Hortus botanicus Leiden on the occasion of the 425th anniversary of the botanical garden.

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Wheelbarrowexposition From Clusius to black tulip

A small exposition about the history behind tulips and the search for a black tulip. In 2015, the Hortus botanicus Leiden is 425 years old. The first prefect, Carolus Clusius, was cultivating tulips in the garden and from the Hortus botanicus Leiden the tulip began her victory march through the Netherlands. April 1st-May 1st 2015.

Online information collection has been expanded

Recently, the amount of English information concerning our Hortus botanicus Leiden has been significantly expanded.

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English walking tour

On eight different dates this summer you will be able to attend a walking tour of the garden with an English-speaking guide. These provide a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the history of the Hortus and about our ‘crown jewels’. These tours start at 11:00 on: 02.07, 09.07, 16.07, 23.07, 30.07, 06.08, 13.08, 20.08, 27.08. Fee is €1.50 plus entrance to the garden. No need to book, just come along!

Botanical drawing

Anita Walsmit Sachs regularly organizes botanical drawing courses in the Hortus, and by popular demand she will be giving lessons in English in April 2015. Be sure to register on time, as there is always a lot of interest in the botanical drawing courses.

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Clusiussymposium: Other Ways of Gardening

The Clusius Foundation proudly announces the international symposium on Other ways of Gardening. It will take place in Leiden on the Friday the 29th of May, 2015. This symposium follows in the footsteps of the International Symposium ‘The Authentic Garden’ of 1990. It will be organized in collaboration with the Institute of Cultural Anthropology of Leiden University.

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