Late summer is the time for picking and harvesting. The Hortus is celebrating this season with the Hortus Harvest Days from 11 to 17 September.
September means harvest: the last summer vegetables and the first fruit. And from this month you can plant bulbs again. In the Hortus shop you will find ideal garden tools for your harvest and picking festival and there are various workshops and courses. A selection of the offer can be found below.
And: now that the days are slowly getting shorter, it’s a good time to reflect on the beauty of darkness. The Hortus organizes a special Botanical College in collaboration with the Amsterdam Dark Festival; about the night nature in our city, Amsterdam.
Wild picking course 16 September – 17 September
What could be better than cooking with what nature gives us? This great course – led by experienced forager Wies Teepe – takes you through the history of foragers. What should you pay attention to and what grows in which season? And what is it actually like for the plant to be picked (and is there such a thing as sustainable picking)? The course consists of two meetings over two days and includes guided tours, tastings and a delicious park picnic with local edible plants at the end.
Workshop: screen printing with natural ink 13 September
Many plants and herbs can be found in September to make natural inks with. Together with Roua we will walk around and learn about these amazing plants and how to collect them without harming nature. Then you will learn how to make natural ink with these plants. Using screen printing and natural ink we will design patterns on a shirt, fabric or bag. Be inspired by the magic of our nature and its raw materials! Read more here.
Hortus Amsterdam, Plantation Middenlaan 2a