Monsanto Forest Park

The great forest planted in Lisbon

Open on days:

18/19 25/26

24h

Estrada do Barcal

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.

Related activities

19

10:00

Workshops

Forest Bathing

w/ Pedro Trindade

During the course of this activity Pedro Trindade will guide us along an easy and accessible trail and have us embark on a journey of the senses, synchronising our rhythm with the forest’s surrounding us, and discovering new ways of connecting with nature.

Meeting Point: Parque da Pedra Parking

18 25

16:00

Children

Bird Feeder

A team of Monsanto Forest’s Centre of Interpretation will teach us how to build a bird feeder and how to observe life in an insect hotel. Participants are required to bring a used, empty and cleaned milk/juice carton. Children aged 5 and over.

Meeting Point: Monsanto Interpretation Center

Registrations at: monsanto@cm-lisboa.pt

18 25

10:30

Children

Thinking Green

Guided by a team of Monsanto Forest’s Centre of Interpretation we will build photographic slides from natural resources and then explore the diverse materials present in them. Children aged 6 and over.

Meeting point: Monsanto Interpretation Center

Registrations at: monsanto@cm-lisboa.pt

18

09:00

Guided Visits

The Marshland of the Tagus Estuary

w/ Fernando Louro Alves

During this guided visit Fernando Louro Alves will help us explore the marshland near the “Nature Reserve of the Tagus Estuary”. This ecosystem is characterised by its dependence on the flow of the tides, alternating between periods of flooding and periods of stagnant water. As a result of the mixture of the river’s current and salt water, this marshland exhibits a particularly salt-resistant vegetation. We recommend wearing boots and bringing binoculars for this activity.

Meeting Point: Janela de Observação da Foz do Trancão

LIMIT REACHED

25

14:00

Guided Visits

The Marshland of the Tagus Estuary

w/ Francisco Raposo

During this guided visit Francisco Raposo will help us explore the marshland near the “Nature Reserve of the Tagus Estuary”. This ecosystem is characterised by its dependence on the flow of the tides, alternating between periods of flooding and periods of stagnant water. As a result of the mixture of the river’s current and salt water, this marshland exhibits a particularly salt-resistant vegetation. We recommend wearing boots and bringing binoculars for this activity.

Meeting Point: Janela de Observação da Foz do Trancão

LIMIT REACHED

18

10:30

Workshops

A Day at the Nursery

During the course of this workshop, we will learn a plant nursery’s objectives, from the construction of greenhouses and the preparation of land with its substrate to the several methods of production and maintenance techniques. This activity will be lead by the team of Monsanto Forest’s Centre of Interpretation but it takes place at Quinta de São Cristóvão.
18

15:00

Workshops

A Day at the Nursery

During the course of this workshop, we will learn a plant nursery’s objectives, from the construction of greenhouses and the preparation of land with its substrate to the several methods of production and maintenance techniques. This activity will be lead by the team of Monsanto Forest’s Centre of Interpretation but it takes place at Quinta de São Cristóvão.

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