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This summer on Wednesday evenings, from 18.00-21.00 hours, you can enjoy the garden in evening atmosphere and green and healthy activities.

In June, July and August, every Wednesday evening we organize a relaxing and deepening program, including yoga, meditation classes, lectures and activities around the summer exhibition Green Craftsmanship. Take a romantic walk at dusk, enjoy the fragrant flowers and unwind in the Leiden Hortus. Prepare well, book your ticket in advance.

The café terrace will also open on Wednesday evenings for a tasty daily meal, soup, salad or sandwich from the menu. You can also have a bite to eat in the garden; you can reserve a picnic crate at the Hortus Grand Café to take out into the garden. Reserve a table here and view the menu.

Programme

Vinyasa Flow (for Dutch & English speaking people)
18.00-19.00 hrs. Registration is necessary. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga. The asanas (postures) are practiced along with the breath. You flow from one posture to the next during class. There are standing, balancing and lying positions. 

Meditation
18:00-19:00 hrs. Registration is required. This class will be given in English.
Experience the Hortus in a unique way this summer. Experience how nature can help you live closer to your true nature. Get acquainted with different meditation techniques that bring more balance, grounding and joy. The meditation classes will be given by Manasvi.

Super Organism
20:00-20:30 hrs: lecture (English). Registration is necessary.
Artist Suzette Bousema gives a lecture about her project Super Organism, about the underground fungal network to which almost all plants in the forest are connected. Afterwards, from 14-21 July 2021, you will find two of her photographs on semi-transparent canvases among the trees of the Hortus. Already curious? Click here for more information. 
For this project, environmental scientist Nadia Soudzolovskaia, affiliated with Leiden University and Hasselt, provided material and the necessary scientific background.

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