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Amsterdam , N 52°22'-W 4°54'
Time:
May, 2007
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Inge
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Very interesting and beautifull to see all the different butterflies and their pupal stages. The huge butterflies (uiloogvlinders) dance around and land on your shoulder! The smaller orange ones (Flying Dutchmen) are many. We didn't know butterflies eat oranges and bananas...

The Butterfly Greenhouse
Hundreds of tropical butterflies frolic around the small butterfly greenhouse (built in 1896). They lay their eggs on the many plants. Hortus employees collect the young caterpillars and raise them in a separate greenhouse to the pupal stage. When they are about to emerge, the pupae are returned to the butterfly greenhouse where they are hung in a special pupal cabinet. As soon as the butterflies emerge, they are released in the greenhouse.
The butterfly greenhouse also has another name: the educational greenhouse. This is because the tropical plants that grow in this greenhouse are economic plants. They are eaten, used for their fibers, or used as medicine. The large coffee plant in this greenhouse is an example of such a plant. You will also find cacao trees, tea, rice, pepper plants, and sugarcane. These plants play an important role in the educational program of the Hortus - thus the name.
This Butterfly Greenhouse is to visit in the beautifull Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam. It is a botanical garden in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. One of the oldest in the world, it was founded in 1638 by the city to serve as herb garden for doctors and apothecaries. It contains more than six thousand tropical and indigenous trees and plants, including a 2000-year-old agave cactus. the monumental Palm House dates from 1912 and is renowned for its collection of cycads.
see more on dehortus.nl


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troykebab says

4-06-2007 | 20:04

it's also one of the best places to have a drink (the hortus cafe).
a beautiful quiet and green place in a crowded amsterdam.

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