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From 14 April until 8 October 2017 the Hortus will celebrate the bicentenary of the botanical garden in Bogor, the Kebun Raya Bogor or 's lands plantentuin te Buitenzorg. In this respect, the Hortus will give special attention to the tropical plants in the glasshouses and the gardens. Due to the Big Picnic project, the focus will be on edible plants, spices and herbs.

200 years Bogor

The garden in Bogor has played a major roll in the trade of spices and the introduction of edible plants, spices, fruits and herbs in Europe. Caspar Georg Carl Reinwardt was the first director of the garden in 1817. After six years he became professor of botany in Leiden and the director of the botanical garden in Leiden. 


For visitors there are multiple extras in the exhibition. There is a walking booklet for the tropical glasshouses, and a booklet with recipies written by Onno Kleyn. This last booklet is currently only in Dutch.

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