The Journal is an opportunity for all of us at DRDH to record, reflect or comment on things we have seen or thought about, from across architecture, art and culture, from the past or the present. It is a repository for places we have been and an archive for the extended processes of research, development and construction that underpin the making of buildings. Our intention is that it will range freely from the pictorial and the playful to the poetic and profound, although the latter might not necessarily come from us. It will, we hope, grow to offer a rich and expanding resource of material and connections – the collective memory of the practice.
TU Delft botanical garden dates back to 1917, where Proof Garden for Technical Plantation ( Dutch : Cultuurtuin voor Technische Gewassen ) was established  by Gerrit van Iterson Jr., TU Delft graduate and assistant to Martinus Beijerinck .  Gerrit van Iterson Jr. was the first director of the garden until 1948. Creation of botanical gardens at TU Delft was partially a result of the increasing needs of systematized development of tropical agriculture in then Dutch colony of Dutch East Indies .  Over 7000 different species of plants, including tropical and subtropical plants, herbs , and ornamental plants cover the area of almost ha.  Furthermore, more than 2000 unique species are preserved in university's greenhouses . All facilities of TU Delft botanical garden are open to the public.