The Hortus is an inspirational place for many. The stories of our plants, their shapes and colours, and mostly the scientific background, often form a base for new ideas, new products, and fruitful collaborations. The Hortus supports the creative entrepreneurship, often in the role of content creator and botanic expert.
The Jakarta hotel is Amsterdams newest and most sustainable hotel, situated near the Central Station. The Hortus helped with the selection and design of its impressive indoor tropical garden.
Stichting NL Bloeit! is a Dutch organisation that strives to create a sustainable environment for plants, animals and people. It does so by creating and maintaining wild flower pastures and designated areas in the Netherlands. Nl Bloeit! is a partner in the creation of our Dutch wildflower bed (along the waterside behind the Greenhouse). Seeds used for this bed are from Cruydt-Hoeck Wilde bloemenzaden.
The Hortus supports the Econasium, a secondary school in West Amsterdam, with the creation of an in-school greenhouse for educational purposes, and with the development of educational programs for the school to use.
Sprinklr is Dutch start-up for ecological garden and house plants. Their mission is to create a house plant industry that is free of poison and pesticides. In 2017, we created a Hortus houseplant collection together. We also collaborate in buying and transporting plants from the ecological farm of Kwekerij Casper Verhoeven.
In the summer of 2017, artist and illustrator Joost Stokhof lived and slept for a week in the garden. He received several artists with whom he let himself get inspired by our collection. He drew his experiences out in a diary and made a vinyl album of the music made by the artists.
Willems Wermoed is the first Dutch vermouth, created by Selier Spirits of Paul Selier in Amsterdam. The vermouth contains 24 plant extracts which are inspired by the collection of the Hortus.