Gulbenkian Garden

A gem of the modernist gardens, both in Portugal and the world

Open on days:

18/19 25/26 virtual

08:00 — 19:30

Avenida de Berna 45

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”.

Related activities

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11:00

Children

Tannin – Printing Leaves on Fabric

Led by Dália Lourenço we will discover which of the plants that surround us possess dyeing properties. We will impress different leaves on white fabric, resorting to a simple technique of attaching tannin substances onto the fabric. Participants are required to bring a piece of white clothing, made of cotton or linen, to dye and take home with them. Children aged 5 to 10.

Meeting Point: Headquarters Reception

LIMIT REACHED

More information at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

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11:00

Guided Tours

Gardens for Wild Plants

w/ Fernanda Botelho

Wild plants are those that grow spontaneously in the region where they evolved and there constitute the ecological base on which life, including animal and human life, depends. They perform a fundamental role in the regeneration of natural life and in maintaining the equilibrium of ecological systems, be it in city centres or within agricultural ecosystems, and moreover may be used for the production of medicinal drugs, dyes and grains. In the company of the author Fernanda Botelho we will get to know some of these plants and their values, and learn how to appreciate and use them.

Meeting Point: Headquarters Reception

LIMIT REACHED

More information at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.


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