1 Apr - 8 May

Spring and Edible Plants Weekend in Hortus


All about edible nature

Spring has begun. Many edible plants grow among all the budding spring greenery. Food from nature is of vital importance to us humans, but how do we deal with this? Discover all there is to know about edible nature at the Hortus this spring in Hortus Talks, guided tours and workshops.

Especially for children
The youngest Hortus fans can take part in the special Easter treasure hunt in the Hortus on Easter Sunday 17 April. During the May holidays, children can use the treasure hunt “Op Tafel” to look for plants that you can put on your plate at home.

Live Hortus Talks
New are the Hortus Talks, podcast recordings in our Kaslokaal that you can attend live. Together with host Gisbert van Baalen, we invite researchers, artists and other special speakers for a live podcast session. This spring we explore the world of edible nature. How can philosophy contribute to conscious eating? We talk to the initiators of Growy about vertical, sustainable agriculture, we dive into the world of salt and we learn about plastic-free and even ZeroWaste living.

We start the spring theme with an Edible Plants weekend. The Hortuswinkel offers an extra special offer of organic (garden) plants, garden tools and handy books. A mecca for the plant lover. Also in this weekend there are educational workshops for both adults and children.

Tulips in the Hortus
April is of course also tulip month in the Hortus. The tulip is inextricably linked with the Netherlands, although its origin is far away from here. The Dutch have been cultivating the most special specimens for centuries. In the Hortus, the modern varieties are blooming next to their wild ancestors from the mountains of Kazakhstan this month.

Look here for the entire program.

Hortus, Plantage Middenlaan 2a

foto; Caecilia Rasch