Located in the historical center of Leiden, you’ll find the oldest botanical garden of Holland, the Hortus botanicus. This amazing garden has a large collection of plant species from Asia, Southern Europe and South Africa.
The Hortus botanicus has been collecting and doing research on plants from all over the world for over four centuries. Over 10.000 plants and dozens of bird species can be seen in the Japanese, historical, winter, rose, fern and medicinal herb garden, groundnut field and tropical greenhouse.
Unwind in Leiden
The Hortus botanicus isn’t just a botanical garden where scientists do research. It’s also a place where people come to be educated or to relax and unwind. Though located in the city center, the Hortus botanicus is an oasis of peace.