Hortus Botanicus (NL)
Special winter garden in the heart of the centre of Leiden
|Place||Leiden, the Netherlands|
|Design||Architect Hubert-Jan Henket|
|Surface||800 m2, up to 12 meters high|
Venlo construction as botanical garden for large plant collection
Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world (founded in 1638) in the old city of Leiden. The botanical garden is visited by 200.000 of visitors each year. Commisioned by The University of Leiden this greenhouse / conservatory named 'Hortus Academicus Lugduno Batavus' was built by us in the year 2000. In response to the wish of the Hortus to the interior 12 meters high Venlo structure was designed.
The winter garden is the home to several large plant collections: as carnivorous plants, potted plants and other rare plants. In addition, it houses large container plants which in summer are brought out. The winter garden has a small restaurant, a bookshop and ticket office, an educational space and sanitation. All these features are housed in a total volume of 800 m².