Got an invitation from Instagramers Amsterdam for a special IG-visit to @hortusamsterdam. It was a very hot afternoon but we had fun. I met nice green buddies that I follow since. And I experienced again: this 375 year old beauty is always worth while a visit when in Amsterdam. Prove: the pictures I took:
Only this afternoon! The Victoria Amazonica flower is here, just once a year, in her pink evening dress, at Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam 🌸
While visiting the garden, all invited Insta-peeps were offered a great drink: a gintonic with vermouth, which I thought was a sip for grannies, but this Willem’s Wermoed is a greenspiration special… it’s a co-creation of the herbalists of Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam (advice about the 24 used botanicals) and the distiller. Tastes wonderfully well with a curl of orange peel and some thyme.
Auwtch! 💥 Prickly plants everywhere around here!
Rare species alarm 🌿The flowers look like toucan beaks or red peppers, but this plant is called coral tree, and that also is a very good name.
This succulent seems to have drawn itself.
It was nice to meet other Instagramers, like Cori @farflungistan here in the hot jungle glass house.
Of course. You are not allowed to pick flowers or take pieces from the plants, but you may collect stuff laying on your path through the botanical garden of Amsterdam and make a picture of it. 💚 (and make it fast, the feather will fly away very soon).
I love this: a glass cabinet in the glass house of the botanical garden with a collection of all kinds of findings. This I am going to design for myself. Later…
Detail of one of the largest leafs I have ever seen, as big as elephants ears: the Gunnera manicata. The plant grows about 4 meters wide, so I could plant it in my backyard: that will make gardening easy!
The giant plant Gunnera manicata seen from across the pond.
This is the prickly stemmed pelargonium, a South African flower from Namaqualand… sounds like an ancient country in some mythical story 💬
Ehm… Made a lot of pictures at the botanical garden in Amsterdam, my visit was so inspiring. Look at those giant airplants!
Did you know about the hashtag #plantsonpink? I learned about it here.
Boxwood hedges in sharp shapes make a garden look neat instantly.
The elegant entrance and exit building. It houses an interesting museum shop with plants, seeds, flower books and other green lovers’ gifts.
And when you have done your wandering round, have a rest at the cafe. In the outdoor season it has a nice terrace under an old tree.
More information on the Botanic Garden Amsterdam
Visit the website of Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam.