Hortus Botanicus – Leiden

Every year the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden has a party at Summer Solstice: for us this was the first time attending and it was funny how the longest day of the year flew by!

 

In the beautiful, botanical garden, amidst all the gorgeous smelling plants, we presented smells of plants that actually grew in the garden and had medicinal properties. Everybody seemed to have a great time smelling and trying to guess what the plants were.

 

 

Of course recognizing a smell is hard enough as is, let alone if you have to guess which exotic plant it belongs to, but just having people smell and really take the scents in and openĀ up about all their assocations was a fantastic experience!

 

 

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