Last weekend, Clara and I went to see Leiden's Hortus Botanicus, the botanical gardens located in the heart of the city center. We had tried to visit twice before, but only now had we dedicated enough of our Saturday to make a tour possible.
|The Hortus Botanicus|
The catwalk at the roof of the greenhouse held the garden's "Gallery of Carnivorous Plants", and from there we descended through other exhibits back to the ground floor.
|I'd never seen a banana tree flowering.|
|The leaves of the banana tree are so huge!|
|These ginkgo leaves remind me of a Calder mobile.|
|This aquarium contains exotic underwater plants.|
A large part of the botanical gardens are outside; we were impressed by the taxonomical organization of the plots, but they will probably be more spectacular after a few more weeks of warm weather. But we still had fun roaming the grounds on this beautiful day:
Definitely worth another visit later this spring. Thanks for reading!