A little over ten AM on the 26th of November 2019 we welcomed our 180.000th visitor: Mrs. Bourgondy from France, with her grandson Theo. She visits the Hortus every time she comes to the Netherlands. After director Paul Kessler handed her the congratulatory bouquet, her grandson only wanted one thing: to see the fish!
Hortus botanicus Leiden saw its number of visitors double in ten years time. 90.000 people visited our garden in 2009, and this year it’s 180.000! The growth stems from increased interest from tourists visiting from home and abroad, our events, the renovation of the Wintergarden and restaurant, publicity around the Hortus and increased attention for plants from young and old alike!
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