Founded by the University of Leiden in 1590, many famous scientists have links to this garden. For example, botanist Carolus Clusius (1526-1609) who introduced the tulip to the Netherlands, botanist Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738) and Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Albert Einstein (1879-1955) also has links to the garden.
Now you can make this historic garden part of your story too!
In April 2015, scientific illustrator Anita Walsmit Sachs will teach a five-day workshop in botanical drawing and painting in cooperation with Hortus Botanicus Leiden. Here is an overview of this springtime workshop:
- April 12 – Introductions, garden tour, drawing in graphite.
- April 13 – Instruction about paper, paint, color and composition.
- April 14 – Transition from pencil drawing to painting in watercolor.
- April 15 – Continued instruction in painting botanical subjects.
- April 16 – Continued instruction in painting botanical subjects.
Cost: €375,00 includes morning coffee, brasserie lunch and afternoon drinks
Learn more about this workshop and the award-winning work of Anita Walsmit Sachs. Click on the image above to download a color flyer.