The Botanical Gardens
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.