June 30, 2022

Just before the summer holidays you can enjoy Summer Science! A festival for you and your friends, fellow students and colleagues. Come and wander through the beautiful Botanic Gardens, and listen to exciting talks and live music by Dekoor Close Harmony. Entrance is free.

Summer Science

During the festival you have plenty of time to enjoy and explore the Botanic Gardens with a drink in hand. Discover current research and inspiring stories from our 12 researchers who will take the stage, with stories from plants to ocean currents and from immunotherapy to the adverse effects of job loss. After each science talk, you have the opportunity to ask all of your questions and interact with the researcher. 

In addition, learn more about the research taking place in different parts of the Botanic Gardens and enjoy the musical talents of Dekoor Close Harmony and Pierre & Les Optimistes.

Summer Science starts at 19:00 and ends at 22:30 with a vibrant performance by Dekoor Close Harmony. Hungry? During the festival you can buy snacks and drinks from Tuincafé Botanica. 

Keep an eye on this webpage for the full program.

Botanic Gardens in bloom

Botanic Gardens
Founded in 1639, the Utrecht University Botanic Gardens is one of the oldest and largest remaining academic botanic gardens of the Netherlands. Multiple thematic gardens house over 9000 different plant species. 




Dekoor Close Harmony





Dekoor Close Harmony
Dekoor consists of thirty young musicians from Utrecht with a shared passion: close harmony. Together they combine their talents to create a unique sound. From subdued pop ballads to swinging jazz and from inspiring gospel to classical excursions; Dekoor will stop at nothing to go beyond the beaten track of the choir world.

Photo: Yan Kei Lo





Pierre et les Optimistes

Pierre et les Optimistes
Pierre et les Optimistes play sweet songs, swinging tunes, sunshine vibes and summer grooves! Their personal vision of global music is inspired by Classic Jazz and Jazz Manouche, French chansons, Flamenco and Caribbean Music - as well as anything else that might catch their ear. Whether with original songs or all-time classics they aspire to share joy with the world.







Utrecht University Botanic Gardens 
Entrance fee: Free
Registration: No registration necessary


Bron: Universiteit Utrecht