Delft Botanical Garden

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Delft Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of Delft University of Technology is a green paradise boasting a wide variety of plants, trees, herbs and spices. Its origins are related to Holland’s colonial past. Early in the 20th century, the Dutch felt it was time to study tropical agriculture more closely. Delft University of Technology also became more interested in microscopic anatomy, which among other things required the use of plants. Hence the need for a Botanical Garden.

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The Botanical Garden of Delft University of Technology is a green paradise boasting a wide variety of plants, trees, herbs and spices. Its origins are related to Holland’s colonial past. Early in the 20th century, the Dutch felt it was time to study tropical agriculture more closely. Delft University of Technology also became more interested in microscopic anatomy, which among other things required the use of plants. Hence the need for a Botanical Garden.

The Delft gardens

Strolling into the Botanical Garden, you will find as many as 7000 species of plants to welcome you. The huge collection is distributed through four gardens: the tree garden, a number of greenhouses, the central garden and the herb garden. Exotic plants still abound in the garden, referring to the origins of this green oasis. The structure of the botanical garden has changed little over the years. The Hortus Botanicus has however been expanded to include a small rock garden, a bee stable and a ‘heemtuin’, a garden featuring typical Dutch landscapes and flora.

Visit the Botanical Garden

The 2.5 hectare Botanical Garden is located on Poortlandplein 6, a fifteen-minute walk from Delft’s city centre. Hidden behind monumental university buildings, Delft Botanical Garden is open to welcome you throughout the year. It is open all days of the week. Visit the Botanical Garden for just 4 euros.

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