More than four centuries of collecting, cultivating and studying have produced Leiden University’s wonderful teaching garden with its plants from all corners of the world.

The Botanical Gardens (Hortus botanicus) have been the study gardens of the University of Leiden since 1590. The Clusius Garden, named after founder Carolus Clusius, is a copy of the first grounds. Four centuries of collecting, care and study have produced a magnificent garden with various exotic, unknown plant life. The exceptional gardens and greenhouses, including the Japanese Gardens and the Victorian Greenhouse, are worth a visit.

Opening times

  • Every monday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every tuesday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every wednesday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every thursday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every friday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every saturday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Summer
    (March 21-September 20):
    Monday through Sunday.
    9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Closed on:
    October 3, 2024 (Leidens Ontzet).
    December 25, 2024 through Jan. 1, 2025 (Christmas).


  • €9.00