Lisbon’s Estufa Fria

An exotic hidden gem in the heart of Lisbon

Open on days:

21/22 28/29

10:00 — 18:00

Parque Eduardo VII

* Self-guided visit subject to capacity limit

Each garden has a different capacity and maximum length of stay. The access is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis, without prior registration. Pets are not allowed.

The large collection of ferns, begonias, banana trees, strelitzias, and palm trees is an invitation to an immersive experience of tropical jungle exuberance.

When Avenida da Liberdade was inaugurated in 1885, it was necessary for its trees to go through an acclimatisation process. A nearby basalt quarry, no longer in use due to excess water, was the perfect environment for a small nursery.

At the beginning of the new century, all eyes turned to World War I. By then the plants were established and a new green space had been born. In 1926, the architect and painter Raul Carapinha designed a large greenhouse that was finished in 1933. In 1978, two new sections opened, Estufa Quente and Estufa Doce, expanding the botanical collection that includes plants from all over the world.


Related activities

21

15:00

Workshops

Skincare from Wild Plants

All plants have their uses - even weeds! Let's get to know some of these plants that live all around us, discreet but with highly potent properties. A sensorial activity involving a tea tasting accompanied by a lively discussion of rituals and daily routines, and the preparation of face masks adapted to the skin type of each participant. Note: participants are asked to bring a box with lid.

Conducted by: Herbes Folles – Mariana Santos

This activity will be limited to a maximum of 20 people and it will take place on a first come, first served basis.

29

16:00 — 20:00

Closing Party Other Activities

Jardins Abertos Party with Beca Beca

Celebrating as a community confers on us a sense of place, belonging and interconnection. To mark the closing of our Spring Edition of 2022, from 4pm to 8pm on 29 May, the final day of the festival, we will convene in the green surroundings of Parque Eduardo VII. Join us by the Beca Beca kiosk for a relaxed, fun and family-friendly DJ set that will appeal to everyone!