Arts and Culture

Summer exhibition ‘Plants from the Arabian Nights’

Date Sunday 26 May - Tuesday 1 October 2013
Time 11:30 hrs
Location Hortus botanicus
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden

The Hortus has an Arabic theme in 2013, linking up with the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Chair of Arabic Language and Culture at Leiden University. You can make acquaintance with the plants from the Arabian Nights in the Hortus.

  • A special route has been set out to take you past plants from Arabian poems and plants mentioned in the ancient pharmacopeia Dioscorides.
  • You can also discover herbs and ingredients from Arabic cuisine in the Arabic garden, which has been specially created for this exhibition.

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