Open on days:
08:00 — 19:30
This garden is open daily and can be visited independently of the festival's programme.
There you will find fine and tall specimens of the Populus nigra var. italica, which contrast with the horizontal water mirror provided by the lake.
This beautiful garden serves as a frame to the buildings of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, constructed in the 1960s.
It was designed by the landscape architects Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles and António Vianna Barreto, and it was developed around the buildings and the lake — in a mastery of the shapes and colours of the species present. There are areas with lawn and shade, winding paths on the large cement slabs, and the whole place flows and emphasizes one of the core ideas behind this garden: “a very strong dialogue between Man and Nature”.