Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam

When I visited Botanical Gardens (The Hortus Botanicus) in Amsterdam it was vernal warm and cloudy day. The Garden is situated in a city center. There is great variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulb plants.
 

 
When the Hortus moved to Amsterdam in 17th century, the garden had a geometrical arrangement of rectangular or circular plant beds. In the 19th century the neat, straight paths were transformed into serpentine lines along which visitors were shown a great variety of plants and landscapes. The shape of beds was created of box.


 
The center of The Hortus Botanicus is a Semicircle, in that day it was full of blooming tulips in pots.


 

 

There was a small pond. Next to it I saw rhododendrons, anemones, Leucothoe fontanesiana, giant rhubarb


 
 In a distance I've found birds those were looking for something on the path. These were starlings or blackbirds ( I'm not sure). The cut trunks were set along the path, apparently for tired visitors. 

 
There are many plants and trees growing in greenhouses of the Hortus. Some plant species are very rare, they have played a role in the history of the garden. As I learned the plant beds behind the Palm House hold many wild rose species. Unfortunately I couldn't see rose blooming in early spring



Here are more muscari, heathers, bluebells, hellebore, they are very nice although I don't remember the names of varieties: 







 
I think you've guessed the last one isn't a plant or to better say is a metallic 'plant'. It was laid at a cafe where I had lunch :))



I made a video about The Hortus, here it is:
















40 comments:

  1. I would really love to visit Holland during the tulips season.The Hortus looks like a wonderful garden.

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  2. BEAUTIFUL!! I can't wait to visit Amsterdam someday.

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    1. I do hope you will have a fun, Keith!

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  3. So interesting to see this garden, Nadezda. I visited this garden last May and it was much greener and lusher. You obviously were there earlier last spring than I. I really liked this Botanical garden. This spring, I'll travel to Rome. Happy Women's Day, Nadezda.

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    1. Yes, it was early spring, Satu. Rome is beautiful in every time and don't miss to visit Roma's parks!
      happy Women's to you too!

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  4. Beautiful garden design! I like the tulips, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing me the beauty!

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  5. I always think of tulips when people mention Amsterdam.

    By the way the birds are male blackbirds the first looks to be sunning itself

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    1. Now I know how blackbirds look like. Thank you Sue!

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  6. Another beautiful place! Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures and great video! I especially liked the "metallic plant" sculpture!

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    1. Ha ha Peter!
      This metallic plant was very similar the natural one but a bit bigger...

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  7. Hello dear Nadezda!!
    Did you visit the Netherlands again?I will in Summer!
    The Amstredam gardens are so preety!!Love those tulips!
    I really enjoyed your video!
    Happy Womens Day!
    Dimi...

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    1. I like you've watched my video, Dimi, Happy Women's day to you!

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  8. What a treat to visit this park, Nadezda. I love those bright tulips! Hopefully we will be seeing some in our gardens soon... Happy Women's Day to you as well!

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    1. Yes, I do hope Rebecca to see my garden without snow as well.

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  9. What a treat to see all these spring blooms on such a cold winter's day here! I would love to visit The Netherlands in the spring--a friend is trying to persuade me to go with her on a tour of the tulip fields there sometime. Happy Women's Day to you, too!

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    1. Your friend has good idea, Rose! The fields of tulips and daffodils of several colors are stunning. Thank you!

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  10. Fantásticas como siempre amiga. Entrar en esos jardines es una maravilla. Preciosas fotos y video Nadezda.
    Por aquí este año se están viendo ya muchas flores, como le de por care una helada, se estropearan todas.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un beso.

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    1. Que buen tiempo es la primavera en Espana, Laura. Puedo imaginar las flores y calor en tu ciudad.

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  11. What a beautiful garden! I've read about the Hortus Botanic and would love to go there. Right now, I'd just like to be anywhere warm. What a smart duck to spend the winter there instead of in the wild.

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    1. Many ducks walked in the Conservatory and in the Hortus, I think they have enough food there, Tammy.

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  12. Happy Women's Day Nadezda....what a lovely spot with beautiful windy paths and places to sit and observe.

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    1. Yes, I do liked these seats along the paths, Donna.

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  13. Wow ! This garden is gorgeous !!I t would be great to visit this garden someday.
    Nadezda, nice to see your beautiful photos !
    Greetings :)

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  14. Dear Nadezda, Your colourful photos are lovely. A place I would love to visit.
    Betty

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    1. Betty, I'm glad to see you on my blog again. Thank you!

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  15. Your virutal tours to gardens all over the world are truly heartwarming, dear Nadezda! Keep them coming! I hope there will be a post about Tallinn Botanic Garden one day too! ;-)

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    1. So do I, Tistou! I need more free time..., I've read the site of your Botanic garden and decided to visit it one day.

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  16. Oh Nadezda !!!
    Amsterdam is a beautiful spring. I love the city.
    Spring bloom everywhere, my favorite flowers.
    Wonderful are your photos.
    Greetings.

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  17. What a special garden and so nice to see the trees with the lovely white blossoms. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a greenhouse like the one in your picture?

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    1. Ha, ha Rosemary! This greenhouse is too large for our gardens, but I'd like to have anything bigger than mine now.

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  18. Hello from Finland! :)
    I noticed your comment on Jennifer's post (Azaleas and...).
    What a beautiful blog you have! Lovely photos.
    Wishing you a happy Sunday.

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    1. Thank you Sara, I liked your blog as well and will read yours.

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  19. uwielbiam takie miejsca, pięknie!! I piekne zdjecia:)
    Pozdrawiam

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    1. Thank you for stopping by,
      have a nice weekend!

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