Edições Anteriores

2020

Jardins Abertos – Spring Edition

In 2020 the circumstances have changed, but Spring has not been cancelled. The Spring Edition of Jardins Abertos [Open Gardens] was included in the programming of the European Green Capital and happened over two consecutive weekends — June 18/19 and 25/26, in a physical and virtual format.

From this editions programme we would like to highlight gardens that were unprecedented in the festival like the CCB Gardens, Palacete de São Bento Garden, Eastern Riverside Park, NÃM Urban Farm, Gardens of EDP Foundation Campus, and the Tropical Botanical Garden — the last one was only available on the virtual edition.

The Spring Edition had over 176,000 participations — 170,262 in the virtual edition and 6503 in the physical one.

Self-guided Visits

British Cemetery • Lisbon’s Estufa Fria • Goethe-Institut’s Garden • Palacete de São Bento Garden • Palácio Fronteira Garden • Príncipe Real Garden • Tribunal Constitucional Gardens • Gulbenkian Garden • Palácio Pimenta Gardens – Museum of Lisbon • National Library of Portugal Gardens • Gardens of EDP Foundation Campus • Cultural Centre of Belém’s Gardens • Monteiro-Mor Botanical Park • Monsanto Forest Park • Eastern Riverside Park • Conde dos Arcos Farm • NÃM Urban Farm • The Green Roof of the Alcântara Water Plant

Guided Visits

An Exhibition of Historical Gardens: Memory and Future w/ Teresa Andresen
The Marshland of the Tagus Estuary w/ Francisco Raposo
Night Walk at the Centre of Biodiversity in Monsanto Forest
Fito – the Wastewater Treatment Plant at Monsanto Park and Forest
Botanic Visit to Palácio Pimenta’s Garden
Historical Visit to Palácio Pimenta’s Garden
Cultural Centre of Belém’s Gardens w/ Francisco Caldeira Cabral
Cultural Centre of Belém’s Gardens w/ JA volunteers
Gardens of EDP Foundation Campus w/ Ricardo Santos
Goethe-Institut’s Garden w/ Ivo Meco
Master of the Landscape w/ Margarida Cancela d´Abreu
28 Trees at Quinta Conde dos Arcos w/ Nuno Serra
Backstage at Gulbenkian Garden w/ António Graça

Guided Tours

Between Gardens, Avenues and Balconies w/ Ivo Meco
Eastern Riverside Park w/ Catarina Pacheco e Filipa Menezes
Gardens for Wild Plants w/ Fernanda Botelho

Exhibitions

#theresnosuchthingasweeds – Fernanda Botelho and Nuno Antunes
Historical Gardens: Memory and Future
Earthkeeping / Earthshaking: Art, Feminism and Ecology
An Itinerary for Botanic Iconography

Workshops

Planting Herbs in Flower Pots w/ João Paulo do Carmo
Forest Bathing w/ Pedro Trindade
A Day at the Nursery

Children

Tannin – Printing Leaves on Fabric
Bird Feeder
Thinking Green
Imagine, Squash and Paint
So Many Animals and Plants – a Garden for Me

Other Activities

Conversation on Urban Environmental Justice – How to build a greener Lisbon for all?
Plant Medical Office at Limbo
The Plant Market
Varandas Verdes

YouTube Collections

Conversations in the Gardens
Gardening Kit
Urban Jungle
Gardens and Ambassadors
CCB Gardens
Cinema (CineEco)

2019

Jardins Abertos – Autumn Edition

In 2019, for the first time, Jardins Abertos festival had two editions: one in spring and one in autumn.

In October, participants were invited into greenhouses and winter gardens, as temperatures drop, leaves fall, and colours change with the new season.

Growing naturally like a forest, the festival had over 25,000 participations in both editions.

Free Visits

Cemitério Britânico • Mercado de Ofícios do Bairro Alto • Jardim do Palácio de Belém • Quinta Conde dos Arcos • Estufa Fria de Lisboa • Parque Botânico Monteiro-Mor • Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Lisboa • Pátio dos Caldeireiros • Pátio do João e da Teresa • Jardim das Ondas • Jardim da Água • Jardim do Centro Ismaili de Lisboa

Limited Visits

Quinta dos Azulejos • Quinta das Pintoras • Jardim do Grémio Literário • Telhado Verde da Fábrica de Água de Alcântara • Jardim do Último Andar • Biblioteca Botânica e Herbário • Jardim das Exóticas Tropicais • Jardim da Casa da Nossa Senhora da Vitória • Jardim do Tribunal Constitucional • Jardim do Beco do Monte

Guided Walks

Art and Botany w/ André Laurins
Water – Space, Biodiversity w/ Helena Ramos
Among Gardens, Avenues and Balconies w/ Ivo Meco

Guided Tours

Parque Urbano Vale de Chelas
Jardim do Centro Ismaili de Lisboa
Jardim Gulbenkian w/ Aurora Carapinha
Jardim das Ondas w/ Fernanda Fragateiro
Parque Botânico Monteiro-Mor w/ Rui Costa
Estufa Fria de Lisboa w/ Alexandra Canha
Jardim do Palácio de Belém

Workshops

Propagation
Pruning
Water in the Garden
Composting

Exhibitions

Orchid
Photos of Gardens and Gardeners
Children Books

2019

Jardins Abertos – Spring Edition

In 2019, the project received the Alto Patrocínio do Presidente da República (Grand Patronage of the President of the Republic) which, added to the support of the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (Lisbon City Council), allowed our Spring Edition to incorporate a variety of displays, workshops and activities, as well as giving access to yet more unique gardens around the city.

Over 12,000 participants were welcomed by a team of more than 70 volunteers.

In the gardens that opened their gates during the last weekend of May, there were free visits and guided visits led by volunteers, owners or specialists who talked about the botanical species, landscaping, history, identity, and curiosities of each garden.

Free Visits

Estufa Fria de Lisboa • Parque Botânico do Monteiro-Mor • Jardim Botânico da Ajuda • Jardim do Palácio de Belém • Pátio dos Caldeireiros • Pátio do João e da Teresa

Limited Visits

Residência Oficial dos Embaixadores dos EUA • Casa Nossa Senhora da Vitória • Embaixada de Itália • Lapa Pestana Palace • Jardim Beco do Monte • Jardim do Grémio Literário • Jardim do Último Andar • Jardim de Exóticas Tropicais • Jardim do Palácio Fronteira • Quinta das Pintoras • Parque Hortícola da Graça

Guided Tours

Jardim do Palácio de Belém led by the Museum’s team
Jardim Gulbenkian w/ Aurora Carapinha
Centro Ismaili de Lisboa led by the Centre’s team

Activities

Sustainable Design Exhibition
Cinema (CineEco)
Waste Reduction Workshop
Natural Dyeing Workshop
Flower Arrangement Workshop
Pedagogical Workshops
Talks
Closing party

2018

Jardins Abertos

In 2018, a partnership with the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (Lisbon City Council) project expanded. The number of gardens taking part grew to 23, and activities, both educational and cultural, were organised to suit all generations.

This second edition had yet again a large public turnout and received excellent feedback from the participants, guides, garden owners, institutional partners, and the media.

More than 8,000 members of the public were welcomed by a team of 30 volunteers.

Free Visits

Estufa Fria de Lisboa • Jardim Botânico da Ajuda • Jardim das Marias • Jardim do Palácio de Belém • Palácio Beau Séjour • Pátio dos Prazeres

Limited Visits

Casa Nossa Senhora da Vitória • Jardim Beco do Monte • Jardim do Grémio Literário • Jardim do Palácio da Independência • Jardim do Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira • Parque Hortícola da Graça • Pátio/Horta do João e da Maria • Parque Vinícola de Lisboa • Quinta das Pintoras • Quinta de São Sebastião • Parque Hortícola da Graça

Guided Tours

Estufa Fria de Lisboa w/ Eng. Alexandra Canha
Museu da Cidade / Palácio Pimenta w/ Anthropologist Rui Coelho
Palácio da Independência w/ Dra. Ana Maria Prosérpio and Dr. João Reis Gomes
Parque Hortícola da Quinta da Granja w/ Dra. Graça Ribeiro
Jardim do Palácio de Belém led by the Museum’s team
Jardim Gulbenkian w/ Architect Aurora Carapinha
Centro Ismaili de Lisboa

Activities

Sustainable Design Exhibition
Sustainable Cinema
Eco Picnic
Yoga
Recycling Workshop
Waste Reduction Workshop
Natural Dyeing Workshop
Kokedamas and Seedbombing Workshop
Healthy Eating Workshop
Pedagogical Workshops
Talks
Closing party

2017

Jardins Abertos

Jardins Abertos started on May 20th 2017 as a guided walk organised by a small but very passionate team. With only 80 places available, over 3,000 people had applied within the first 48 hours after launch.

Visits to ten gardens were led by eight volunteer guides in a walk through different areas of the city, starting in Graça, following through Mouraria, Rossio, Avenida da Liberdade, Rua de O Século, and finishing in Praça das Flores, in Príncipe Real. The festival ended with a closing party with a DJ at Praça das Flores, where participants from different groups were able to share their experiences and exchange ideas about the initiative.

Jardins Abertos 2017 was a moment of undeniable sharing (especially of private gardens), encouraging greater social inclusion and a sense of belonging within an urban context, fostering community spirit around the gardens and strengthening the connection between residents, visitors, and the city.

Tour Points

• Rua Josefa Maria n.º15
• Casa Nossa Senhora da Vitória
• Graça’s Community Vegetable Garden
• Agricultura Biológica
• Beco do Alegrete — Winner of the “Rua Mais Florida” contest of 1998
• Jardins do Teatro Eden
• Avenida da Liberdade
• Gioia Food Lab
• Jardins Verticais
• Carpe Diem / Convento do Cardeais
• Rua do Século
• Pátio da Dona Maria
• Rua dos Prazeres — “Pátio Mais Florido” of Lisbon in 1999
• Praça das Flores — Closing Party with DJ Bernardo