Associated with Hortus botanicus Leiden

Biomimicry with fruit and vegetables

This spring, around 60 international students aged 18-30 visited the Hortus Botanicus Leiden for a class on biomimicry with Laura Stevens, senior lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. 

International students at biomimicry workshopPhoto credit: Hanneke Jelles

One of their tasks was to design a children’s toy based on the shape of a fruit or a vegetable. This yielded a wide variety of colourful and creative product sketches. The Hortus plans to compile the results in a colouring and puzzle worksheet for the youngest visitors to BigPicnic events.