My children did not feel up to a bike ride to the Hortus Botanicus this morning. I went alone. In total silence, I walked around and shot photos.
There is always a good reason to visit this botanical garden. It doesn’t really matter what the season is. Even in Winter, there is a good chance you will see some beautiful things. Well, not on the outside. The Hortus has its own greenhouses. In one of them, the Victoria Greenhouse, you can see the Victoria Amazonica. Its leaves can carry a weight up to 40 kilograms! Impressive right?!
Since the temperature was already tropical this morning, I decided to skip the greenhouses. I walked around and I asked myself the question what the attraction of this garden? Is it because I can take photographs there? Or is there more? There is more. It’s the serenity and the beauty that is attracting me to go there more than once a year. I even made a promise to myself: from now on, I will visit the botanical garden every month. Starting on June 2 (today). So my next visit will be on July 2.
My son learned that photography isn’t about taking photos very fast. In the garden, he learned that it’s sometimes all about precision and patience. He started taking his own photos when he was six years old. Nowadays, he doesn’t shoot as much as he used to do. I hope this will change. Not because I do this. Because I know he is good at it. Take a look at his own Insta page
There is a lot to do for children. Even when you don’t own a camera. There are scavenger hunts and every specimen is explained with a sign near it. When you don’t feel like walking, you can sit down on one of the benches. Most of them are located in places with lots of shade.