After years of lockdowns we’re getting ready for the most awesome plant market there is in The Netherlands! 🥳 On Saturday 7th of May we are attending the plant market at the Botanical Gardens in Leiden. It’s the perfect opportunity to visit the beautiful gardens and greenhouse ánd shop some cool plants. We’ll be there with some great plants with special prices! Buy your tickets now (available on the website from Hortus) to avoid waiting in line 💚

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Meat eaters, hostas, flower bulbs, bee plants, seeds, houseplants.. Also this year various (known and new) growers and enthusiasts welcome you with their own range at the annual plant market. You can download a list of exhibitors present at the bottom of this page.
But anyone who thinks that you can go to the plant market for only plants is wrong. The Plantenmarkt is also the right place for plant-related matters such as personal garden advice, green and sustainable gifts, herbs and botanical artists.


May 7, 2022 from 10:00 to 17:00


Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden


There is a little peripheral programming:

All day, spread over the Garden:

Mother’s Day Workshop Historic Gardens Matilo
At 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Duration: c. 1 hour.
Participation: €5,- p.p. (payment is cash). You can register here.
Make a delicious Mother’s Day gift (or for yourself) with fragrant herbs; an ointment, a scrub and a sachet.
Location: At the stall of Historic Gardens Matilo. In bad weather in the Orangery (Left Wing).

Workshop making roller candles
Participation: €1.95 p.p.
The workshop is open. Visitors can visit our Beekeepers’ stall all day long.

Guided tour of the Dutch Fern Association
At 11:30 am and at 2:00 pm. Duration c. 1 hour.
Participation: free. You can register here.
Location: at the stall of the Dutch Fern Association.

An insight into the beekeeping of the Hortus botanicus Leiden
At 12:00 and at 14:00. Duration c. 30 min.
Participation: free. You can register here.
Location: at the Beekeepers’ stall.

Demonstration by Nursery Jaap Duijs
Mr. Duijs will tell you how he has succeeded for 25 years in crossing the different types of Hypoxidaceae (African Yellow Stars and Red Stars) in a natural way.
Everyone can learn from this and also try it at home to collect seeds from different plants and see what plants grow after sowing.
At 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Duration c. 15 minutes.
Participation: free.
Location: at the stall of Nursery Jaap Duijs.

Demonstration by Willy Jager and Anneke Fennema
Willy and Anneke take a small loom with them where they show how they make their products.
Viewable all day long.
Location: at Willy and Anneke’s stall.

14:00-14:30 Lecture on aquatic plants and their ecological role – given by Michiel Verhofstad, project and team leader at FLORON. ‘How does our surface water actually work? How does it function and what is the role of aquatic plants in this? And how can you apply this knowledge to your own pond?’ Interested? Come and attend the lecture in the Oranjerie.
Participation: free, walk-in.
Location: Orangery (right wing).

List of exhibitors

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