A Garden as a Cultural Construction

28 May


Conducted by: Aurora Carapinha
Location: Gulbenkian Garden
Meeting Point: Edifício Sede entrance

For ages 16 and above
Capacity: 25 people (minimum participation of 10 people)
Duration: 90 minutes

Registration: free entry with ticket collection on the same day (one ticket per person)

* The activity is subject to weather conditions.

The Gulbenkian Gardens, built in the 1960s according to a design by the landscape architects António Viana Barreto and Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles, were classified as a national monument in 2010, along with the Main Building of the Gulbenkian Foundation. They are an example of a Portuguese garden that clearly reflects the modernist principles of garden design, but this way of designing and thinking about landscapes and gardens has roots in a wider discussion regarding the idea of nature in Portuguese culture.

Once more we will be guided by landscape architect Aurora Carapinha, who explains to us the reasons why this garden constitutes “a work of exceptional scale, design and technical competence, making it an important reference for architecture nationally and internationally”.