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As soon as you see a daffodil you know one thing for certain: spring is just around the corner. From 15 March to 30 April 2018 the Hortus botanicus Leiden will be placing this flower and its relatives in the spotlight in a small exhibition: not be missed if you want to put a spring in your step. Especially for you the Hortus gardeners will be planting 25 wheelbarrows with different daffodils in each one. You can experience the sight and the fragrance of these flowers up close. We have also planted lots of daffodils in other parts of the garden. 

Yellow is a pretty colour, but…
…did you know that daffodils and their close relatives the narcissi can be found in a great many colours? Pale pink for example, or white. The narcissus is named after a tragic figure in Greek mythology, who loved himself too much; this is also the origin of the word ‘narcissist’. This is a small taster of what is on offer in the exhibition, and there are a lot more interesting facts about the narcissus. You would be surprised! Curious? Do let us welcome you this spring. 

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