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This garden is open at all times and can be visited independently of the festival’s programme.
Highlights of the park’s tree-life include Buçaco cypress (Cupressus lusitanica) and a number of Quercus species: Portuguese oak (Quercus faginea), cork oak (Quercus suber) and holm oak (Quercus rotundifolia).
It’s hard to believe that around 100 years ago the Serra de Monsanto was almost entirely bare. Since its reforestation began in the 1930s, Monsanto Forest Park has grown to cover around 900 hectares of land.
There is a great variety of environments and species, its many pedestrian routes making for excellent walks through the trees, while the lawns of the Keil do Amaral Amphitheatre are good for relaxing.