The 17th-century Hof van Wouw are holding a ‘Harvest Afternoon’ on Wednesday, 21 September from 14.00 to 17.00. The orange trees with their fragrant blossoms and special rare culinary fruits and (nearly) forgotten vegetables and herbs make it worth your while to take a wander through the Garden of the Hesperides (Tuin der Hesperiden).

 

The late summer and early autumn months rear a wonderful batch of organic oranges, apples, plums, figs, (Callery and common) pears and walnuts from the garden’s many fruit trees. During this lovely harvest afternoon, come and taste all the fruits and vegetables currently in season, fresh and preserved. Apart from marmalade, pickled nuts and pears, chutney and elderberry syrup, young fruit trees from Auke Kleefstra landscapers will be on sale.

 

Visitors can come armed with their own recipes for canning fruit and vegetables in exchange for recipes from the Hof. All the recipes will be published. The entire canning process will be presented on a large screen during the harvest afternoon. The Hof is committed to sustainability by recycling materials. Empty jars with screw tops are most welcome.

 

The Garden Day in the Hof van Wouw costs € 1 per person and children are free. Proceeds from this event will go towards upkeep of the garden.

 

The entrance to the Garden of the Hesperides is at Brouwersgracht 30 (through the lane between nr. 24 and the letter box. You can reach the garden by public transportation on Tram 2, 3,4 and 6. The closest parking is in the parking garage in the Prinsengracht/Brouwersgracht tram tunnel.

 

More information can be found at www.hofvanwouw.nl.