Leiden

Object Of Desire

Orchidelirium: The Intoxicating Allure of Orchids

Lady of the Night The first tropical orchid to ever bloom in Europe, was grown just outside of my home town Leiden. Near the end of the 17th…

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Delights of the Botanical Garden

Præludia sponsaliorum plantarum (‘on the prelude to the wedding of plants’) was the first academic paper written by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus. Published in 1729, its findings elicited an…

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