09:30

Guided Tours

Between Gardens, Avenues and Balconies — Between two brothers

w/ Ivo Meco

Discover Lisbon in the spaces between the arteries that give the city its life. Aside from its public gardens, which are open to anybody passing by, you can find a proliferation of small private gardens in the corners of buildings, on balconies and in windows. But size matters little: they are fruits of their gardeners’ passion.

A guided walk from Jardim da Praça D. Luís I (Cais do Sodré) to Jardim do Príncipe Real, looking at the city with different eyes.

Meeting Point: Jardim Dom Luís

Registration not required.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

09:30

Guided Visits

Marsh — Tejo Estuary

Where the Tejo embraces the Atlantic, at the meeting of river- and salt-water, there is an ecosystem dependent on the flux of the tides, subject to the daily cycle of flooding and backwater. As a result, the margins of the estuary have allowed particular plants to adapt and become highly resistant to salinity.

An adventure into the marshes next to the Tejo Estuary Natural Reserve awaits those who come prepared with boots, binoculars and plenty of curiosity.

Conducted by: Engº Fernando Louro
Meeting Point: Janela de Observação da Foz do Trancão

Registration not required.

09:30

Guided Visits

Monsanto Biodiversity Space

Deep in the forest that was replanted last century on the Serra de Monsanto there is a fenced-off area with restricted access, traversed by tracks that are bordered by ‘natural’ features imitating a wild ecosystem — the Biodiversity Space.

A guided walk through a space that speaks for Monsanto Forest Park, where animals and plants live alongside fungi and lichens, and where the environment itself contributes to the knowledge of its visitors.

Conducted by: Drª Cristina Brito (17/18) and Drº Pedro Preto (24/25)
Local: Parque Florestal de Monsanto
Meeting Point: Centro de Interpretação de Monsanto

Registration not required.

10:00 — 13:00

Gardens

British Cemetery

A unique garden where the Gothic graves and Celtic crosses merge with the shadows of the tall Cypress trees, Mediterranean hackberries, and Dragon trees.

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.

Rua de São Jorge 6 More Info

10:00 — 17:00

Gardens

São Bento Mansion Gardens

A thoughtful, vibrant and biodiverse garden, where you will find a range of species including jacarandas, dragon trees, Moreton Bay (Australian) figs and a few examples of the intriguing pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii).

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.

Rua Imprensa à Estrela 4 More Info

10:00 — 17:00

Gardens

Museum of Lisbon Gardens – Palácio Pimenta

In the middle of the hedges you will also encounter the characteristic silhouette of the Japanese acacia (Sophora japonica var pendula), its branches cascading towards the ground, as well as a leafy magnolia (magnolia grandiflora) with some intriguing ceramic inhabitants.

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.

Campo Grande 245 More Info

10:00 — 17:00

Gardens

NÃM Urban Farm

This is a unique opportunity to discover the inside story of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sp.) production.

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.

* Escorted visit

Rua Amorim 11 More Info

10:00 — 17:00

Gardens

Ajuda Botanical Garden

This marvellous 250 years old collection is a must-see, especially the three venerable, centuries-old trees in its midst: the dragon tree (Dracaena draco), the stinkwood (Ocotea foetens) and a beautiful Schotia afra.

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.

Calçada da Ajuda More Info

10:00 — 17:00

Gardens

Lisbon Botanical Garden

The collection is vast, one of its calling cards being its diverse species of palms and cycads. It is also home to a specimen of the Emperor’s Tree (Chysophyllum imperiale), a relatively rare species that is threatened with extinction.

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.

Rua da Escola Politécnica 56 e 58 More Info

10:00 — 17:00

Gardens

Green Street Lisbon

This is a street with a desire to become ever more green, where the flowerbeds, balconies and walls are living canvas: a riot of the differently shaped leaves of Monsteras, Scheffleras and geraniums, the white and green shades of chlorophytes, the asparagus ferns that sway in the breeze, and the intensely purple leaves of the Tradescantia.

10:00 — 17:00

Gardens

Bela Flor Agroforest

It’s a place without insecticides or other chemical products, and where an understanding of the soil and ecological succession goes hand in hand with a hope for a more sustainable and regenerative world, and where invasive plant species are harnessed for the benefit of the cultures being grown!

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.

* Escorted visit

Rua Pedreira do Fernandinho More Info

10:00 — 17:00

Gardens

Quinta das Pintoras

Of the many tree species to be found here, the highlights are two large dragon trees, ashes, and palm trees of genus Howea and Phoenix.

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.

* Escorted visit

Estrada Marvila 37 More Info

10:00

Guided Tours

Between Gardens, Avenues and Balconies — Among plant toponymies

w/ André Laurins

Discover Lisbon in the spaces between the arteries that give the city its life. Aside from its public gardens, which are open to anybody passing by, you can find a proliferation of small private gardens in the corners of buildings, on balconies and in windows. But size matters little: they are fruits of their gardeners’ passion.

A guided walk from Jardim do Príncipe Real to Jardim das Flores, looking at the city with different eyes.

Local: Jardim do Príncipe Real
Meeting Point: por baixo do Cupressus-sombreira

Registration not required.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

10:00

Guided Visits

São Bento Mansion Gardens

w/ Teresa Câmara

This garden occupies around two hectares of land that previously belonged to the old Convent of São Bento da Saúde, whose foundations date back to 1598. Today, encircled by the plant-life of its garden, you will find the São Bento Mansion, site of the official residence of the Prime Minister of Portugal.

A walk through the many areas of this garden will uncover wonderful tales and imposing trees, such as the Moreton Bay (Australian) Fig and a number of Dragon trees.

Esta atividade não requer inscrição.

10:00

Workshops

Seed Guardians

[CANCELLED]

Seeds hold the promise of new life. Produced by cross-pollination between flowers, they are the origin of genetic variability between species, which is fundamental for survival and adaptation in an ever-changing environment.

This is a workshop for budding Seed Guardians, in which they will learn how to select, collect, clean and keep seeds, incentivising them to collect and use seeds every year and share ancient customs in order to protect our national horticultural heritage.

Estufa Fria de Lisboa

Local: Centro de Interpretação da Estufa Fria, Parque Eduardo VII
Conducted by: Graça Ribeiro

Registration not required.

10:00

Workshops

Nursery

The delight and simplicity of growing your own food indoors, in a garden or on a balcony. The study of responsible urban farming as an added value for a safe and healthy diet, even for those who don’t have much time in their daily routine to devote to this activity.

This is a workshop for anyone wishing to explore the basic principles of organic farming, including how to plan an organic allotment on your balcony, sowing, cultivating and harvesting!

Conducted by: André Silva

Registration not required.

10:00

Livestream Workshops

Hydroponics

w/ EcoCenter

What do plants feed on? Can I grow them without soil? How do I set up a system? We will explore all of the basic concepts of soilless culture, giving ideas for urban spaces, the cultures that can be grown at home, and a practical illustration of how to set up and maintain a culture so that it is always fresh!

Attend a bespoke workshop that will get you one step closer to the balcony allotment you’ve always dreamt of.

Estufa Fria de Lisboa

Local: Centro de Interpretação da Estufa Fria, Parque Eduardo VII
Conducted by: Indira Andrade

This activity take place on site but will be simultaneously broadcast on livestream, via Instagram @lisboagreencapital2020.

Registration not required.

10:00

Families

With Fruits and Vegetables

In the orchard and gardens of the farm, one can find a number of fruit trees, as well as a great variety of vegetables, whose availability changes with the seasons — the perfect place to talk about the importance of these foods!

This is an activity for sharing ideas, tasting and discovering different ways of eating fruits and vegetables.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Rosinda Guerreiro (Day 17), Pedro Rau (Day 24)
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

10:00

Families

(Re)cycling at the Farm

Nature works in cycles. We don’t see or feel them as something concrete or tangible, but their existence enables our own existence. Yet our daily activities interfere with these cycles and create environmental problems that demand our awareness.

A time and space for reflection, starting from the recycling processes undertaken on the Farm and considering their impact on the environmental standards of the city.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Paulo Lopes
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

10:00

Families

Rural Pharmacy

The use of plants as a source for medicines and other natural or home remedies is as old as humanity itself. This knowledge, passed down the generations both orally and in writing, is an inextricable part of our collective memory of the rural world.

We invite you to join us in a visit to the Garden of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, during which we will uncover the history of tea, make some remedies, and debate the importance of conserving plant biodiversity.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Fernanda Azoia
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

10:00 — 18:00

Other Activities

Jardins Abertos Market

Just like in the Spring, our Autumn Edition will finish with an open-air market in Príncipe Real Square, to commemorate the end of this 6th edition. Jardins Abertos will once again join with the Parish Council of Misericórdia and the project Viver@Misericórdia to deliver the greenest market in Lisbon.

Those present will include various producers and brands that promote a greener vision for our homes and cities, all selling products that are associated in some way with the theme of ‘green’: plants and sustainability.

10:00

Other Activities

Varandas Verdes

How can we imagine and create a city that’s greener, more collaborative and more community-driven? These are the aims of the Varandas Verdes [Green Balconies] initiative, which, in an act of collective planting by the residents of a single building, brings them together through their shared interest in plants and respect for nature!

In the last edition of Jardins Abertos, Lisbon gained 5 new gardens — balcony gardens — in different parts of the city. In this new edition, four more façades of Lisbon will be turned green by the Jardins Abertos team!

11:00

Guided Tours Livestream

A Pharmacy in the Garden

w/ Fernanda Botelho

Did you know that a large proportion of the active substances in medicines comes from plants? And that medicinal plants can be found in almost all gardens, be they ornamental or spontaneous? Come and discover the various uses of the plants of the Gulbenkian Garden, including gingko, olive, hawthorn and eucalyptus.

Plants that work as sedatives, anti-inflammatories, diuretics, anti-bacterials, tranquilisers, regulators, …gardens can be veritable living pharmacies!

Local: Jardim Gulbenkian, Avenida de Berna 45
Meeting Point: Edifício Sede

Registration not required.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

More information at: www.gulbenkian.pt

This activity will be live streamed on Jardins Abertos Facebook page.

11:00

Guided Visits

The History of the Monteiro-Mor Botanical Park

w/ Rui Costa

Open to the public since 1977, Monteiro-Mor Botanical Park holds memories stretching back to the 18th century, in both its built-up elements and the plant life it contains.

A guided visit through this wonderful park will include mention of the terraces, the baroque- and romantic-era design, the camellias and the old Norfolk Pine next to the Lion’s Pond — the first of its kind to be planted in Portugal.

Monteiro-Mor Botanical Park

Registration not required.

11:00

Families

Insect Hotel

Solitary bees, butterflies, hoverflies, lacewings, ladybirds… these are some of the helpful pollinating insects that we want to have around in our gardens and allotments. Providing sheltered resting spots for these beings is a way of making sure they don’t stray too far.

By building a safe haven for insects using natural materials from the forest, we will awaken the curiosity of the youngest among us and educate them about the importance and richness of this wild fauna.

Local: Parque Florestal de Monsanto
Meeting Point: Centro de Interpretação de Monsanto
Conducted by: Technician José Luis António and Kindergarten Teacher Florbela Santos (Day 17), Technician José Luis António and Kindergarten Teacher Graça Andrade (Day 24)
For ages 6 to 10.

Day 17: Register
Day 24: Register

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

11:00

Families

Botanical Library

[CANCELLED]

Observe, feel, record, create, share, learn, …and an itinerant library full of drawers of material for making artesanal books, herbariums, nature diaries. The results will surely be astonishing.

A fun way of getting to know and learning to identify the great variety of plant life present in this garden.

Local: Jardim Gulbenkian, Avenida de Berna 45
Meeting Point: Receção Edifício Sede
Conducted by: Vanda Vilela

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.
No booking required.

More information at: www.gulbenkian.pt

11:00

Families

The Hidden Side of Nature

If we look at nature all around us, what do we see? Let’s close our eyes and imagine our gaze is close to the ground, creeping over tree trunks and rocks, then finding a tiny insect resting on a plant that’s only just germinated.

We invite you to explore the environment around us using our senses and imagination, and to turn this experience into a piece of art.

Local: MAAT, Avenida Brasíli
Conducted by: Ana Manta
For ages 7 to 12.

Registration: visitar.maat@edp.pt

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

11:00 — 20:00

Other Activities

Plant Medical Office

at Limbo

How should I water my begonias? Could my plant be sick? How often should I feed them? These questions and any others you have about indoor plants can be answered at Limbo, an ornamental plant and ceramics shop located in the traditional bairro of Madragoa.

Following in the tradition of the previous edition of Jardins Abertos, Limbo’s team will be ready and waiting to clear up your doubts, to share their expertise regarding watering, feeding and infestations, and to introduce you to new and wonderful plants!

Local: Limbo, Rua Machadinho 48
Conducted by: Soraia Silva

11:30

Guided Visits

Exhibition SPECERE

w/ Fernando Serralheiro

This collection of natural objects, which is the result of decades of research, is an endless resource for future study. The natural world is represented here in an array of rocks, minerals, fossils, mounted birds and mammals, shells, insects, herbarium sheets, and collections housed in liquid including marine invertebrates, fish, reptiles and amphibians.

This exhibition is an invitation to look at the diversity of the natural world displayed by the Museum’s collection, while also building scientific knowledge.

Local: Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Rua da Escola Politécnica 56

Registration not required.

11:30

Families

Imagine, Squash and Paint

We’re all familiar with paints and paintbrushes. But do you know where paints come from, and how they were made in the pre-industrial era? Where did Dirk Stoop, the Dutch painter responsible for an emblematic painting in the Museum of Lisbon, get his paints?

A workshop that gives the answers to all of these questions, to those intrigued by art, science and history.

Museum of Lisbon Gardens – Palácio Pimenta

Conducted by: Susana Madeira e Maria João Marcelino
For ages 4 and above.

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

LIMIT REACHED

11:30

Families

A Bouquet of Broccoli

Bouquets are made of flowers and broccoli is made for eating. But if broccoli is also a flower, can we make bouquets from it? Bouquets that we can eat?

Let’s collect ingredients from the allotments of Lisbon, to make our bouquets and discover a city full of resources, secrets and recipes.

Museum of Lisbon Gardens – Palácio Pimenta

Conducted by: Ana Margarida Campos
For ages 4 and above

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

LIMIT REACHED

11:30

Families

With Fruits and Vegetables

In the orchard and gardens of the farm, one can find a number of fruit trees, as well as a great variety of vegetables, whose availability changes with the seasons — the perfect place to talk about the importance of these foods!

This is an activity for sharing ideas, tasting and discovering different ways of eating fruits and vegetables.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Rosinda Guerreiro (Day 17), Pedro Rau (Day 24)
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

11:30

Families

(Re)cycling at the Farm

Nature works in cycles. We don’t see or feel them as something concrete or tangible, but their existence enables our own existence. Yet our daily activities interfere with these cycles and create environmental problems that demand our awareness.

A time and space for reflection, starting from the recycling processes undertaken on the Farm and considering their impact on the environmental standards of the city.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Paulo Lopes
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

11:30

Families

Rural Pharmacy

The use of plants as a source for medicines and other natural or home remedies is as old as humanity itself. This knowledge, passed down the generations both orally and in writing, is an inextricable part of our collective memory of the rural world.

We invite you to join us in a visit to the Garden of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, during which we will uncover the history of tea, make some remedies, and debate the importance of conserving plant biodiversity.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Fernanda Azoia
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

13:00 — 17:00

Gardens

CCB Gardens

This accomplished project by architect Francisco Caldeira Cabral is summed up in this reflection of S. Bernardo: “one learns far more from forests than from books; trees and rocks will teach you what you will never learn from your masters.”

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.

* Escorted visit

Praça do Império More Info

14:00

Workshops

Nãm’s Mushrooms

w/ Li

Awareness of ourselves and the world around us is always growing. We are what we eat, and a healthy diet is a varied diet, full of colours, flavours and textures that change with the seasons.

Join us at this workshop for sharing ideas about food while trying out different ways of cooking the mushrooms produced by Nãm in Lisbon, using the perspective of a circular economy.

NÃM Urban Farm

Conducted by: Liliana Escalhão

Registration not required.

15:00

Guided Tours

Between Gardens, Avenues and Balconies — In public gardens

w/ Ivo Meco

Discover Lisbon in the spaces between the arteries that give the city its life. Aside from its public gardens, which are open to anybody passing by, you can find a proliferation of small private gardens in the corners of buildings, on balconies and in windows. But size matters little: they are fruits of their gardeners’ passion.

A guided walk from Praça da Alegria to Jardim da Estrela, looking at the city with different eyes.

Meeting Point: Praça da Alegria

Registration not required.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

15:00

Livestream Workshops

Organic Cosmetics

w/ Organii

The philosophy that drives Organii’s actions as a shop is the wish for a more informed customer, one who desires the best for the planet, and for the people and animals that inhabit it. For that reason, the entire range is based on organic ingredients grown without pesticides or herbicides, free of chemicals and synthetic products.

Join us in an activity that includes a discussion of sustainable and zero-waste practices, and where you will make a balm from natural products to help relieve phlegm and nasal congestion.

Estufa Fria de Lisboa

Local: Centro de Interpretação da Estufa Fria, Parque Eduardo VII
Conducted by: Cátia Curica

Registration not required.

This activity take place on site but will be simultaneously broadcast on livestream, via Instagram @lisboagreencapital2020.

15:00

Families

Nursery

The delight and simplicity of growing your own food indoors, in a garden or on a balcony. The study of responsible urban farming as an added value for a safe and healthy diet, even for those who don’t have much time in their daily routine to devote to this activity.

And because you should always start them young, this is a workshop where children can start to explore the basic principles of organic farming, including how to sow, cultivate and harvest a balcony garden!

Conducted by: André Silva
For ages 3 and above.

Day 17: LIMIT REACHED
Day 24: Register

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

15:00

Families

With Fruits and Vegetables

In the orchard and gardens of the farm, one can find a number of fruit trees, as well as a great variety of vegetables, whose availability changes with the seasons — the perfect place to talk about the importance of these foods!

This is an activity for sharing ideas, tasting and discovering different ways of eating fruits and vegetables.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Rosinda Guerreiro (Day 17), Pedro Rau (Day 24)
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

15:00

Families

(Re)cycling at the Farm

Nature works in cycles. We don’t see or feel them as something concrete or tangible, but their existence enables our own existence. Yet our daily activities interfere with these cycles and create environmental problems that demand our awareness.

A time and space for reflection, starting from the recycling processes undertaken on the Farm and considering their impact on the environmental standards of the city.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Paulo Lopes
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

15:00

Families

Rural Pharmacy

The use of plants as a source for medicines and other natural or home remedies is as old as humanity itself. This knowledge, passed down the generations both orally and in writing, is an inextricable part of our collective memory of the rural world.

We invite you to join us in a visit to the Garden of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, during which we will uncover the history of tea, make some remedies, and debate the importance of conserving plant biodiversity.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Fernanda Azoia
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

15:00

Other Activities

Donations and Planting

w/ the Residents of Rua Cidade de Manchester

In a road with a steep stairway in the parish of Arroios, there is a community movement that’s worth getting to know. Here in Rua da Cidade de Manchester, part of the English Bairro, a group of residents come together to grow allotments and gardens, exchange goods they no longer need, and organise games and parties. All in order to uphold and promote a ‘sense of belonging and neighbourly ties’.

In this action, the stairway of the road will be home to a plant donation centre, where plants can be left as contributions to the movement. Also present will be members of the community to receive the donations, talk, pass the time and, of course, to plant! Without doubt, this activity will leave everyone with good memories.

Local: Rua Cidade de Manchester
Conducted by: Carlos Sacramento

15:30

Families

So Many Animals and Plants. A Garden for Me.

Did you know that in one of the gardens of the Museum of Lisbon – Palácio Pimenta there live many strange ceramic creatures?

This is a workshop for discovering the animals and plants that the ceramicist Bordalo Pinheiro gave life to from clay, and the secrets that they can tell us.

Museum of Lisbon Gardens – Palácio Pimenta

Conducted by: Susana Madeira e Maria João Marcelino
For ages 4 and above.

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

LIMIT REACHED

15:30

Families

Biodiversity in the City

The city is alive, and in the garden of Palácio Pimenta there are several living species to be discovered. Trees, bushes, flowers, herbs, birds, insects…

With a book and pencil at hand, we will explore the variety and richness of shapes, colours and textures to be found in this garden.

Museum of Lisbon Gardens – Palácio Pimenta

Conducted by: Ana Margarida Campos
For ages 4 and above.

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

LIMIT REACHED

16:00

Guided Visits

The History of the Monteiro-Mor Botanical Park

w/ Rui Costa

Open to the public since 1977, Monteiro-Mor Botanical Park holds memories stretching back to the 18th century, in both its built-up elements and the plant life it contains.

A guided visit through this wonderful park will include mention of the terraces, the baroque- and romantic-era design, the camellias and the old Norfolk Pine next to the Lion’s Pond — the first of its kind to be planted in Portugal.

Monteiro-Mor Botanical Park

Registration not required.

16:00

Guided Visits

Marsh — Tejo Estuary

Where the Tejo embraces the Atlantic, at the meeting of river- and salt-water, there is an ecosystem dependent on the flux of the tides, subject to the daily cycle of flooding and backwater. As a result, the margins of the estuary have allowed particular plants to adapt and become highly resistant to salinity.

An adventure into the marshes next to the Tejo Estuary Natural Reserve awaits those who come prepared with boots, binoculars and plenty of curiosity.

Conducted by: Técnico Francisco Raposo
Meeting Point: Janela de Observação da Foz do Trancão

Registration not required.

16:00

Guided Visits

Exhibition Plants and Peoples

w/ Raquel Barata

How have plants been used by Man throughout history? Rituals, medicine, aesthetics and art, food, houses and furniture, transport, clothing…the list is endless!

An invitation to explore this exhibition of ethno-botanical and ethnographic objects, photographs and films about the tropical ethno-botanical knowledge of African, Asian and American peoples, and their incorporation into European science via the Portuguese colonial empire, with particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.

Local: Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Rua da Escola Politécnica 56

Registration not required.

16:00

Guided Visits

EDP Foundation MAAT and Central Gardens

This landscaping project linking the MAAT and Central buildings of the EDP Foundation campus is the work of the Lebanese architect Vladimir Djurovic, who has devised a noteworthy leisure space along the historical riverfront of Lisbon.

The route of this visit, led by the EDP Foundation Campus team, takes in the different gardens that make up the project, the new flower meadow, and a number of permanent art installations.

Local: Fundação EDP, Avenida Brasília
Meeting Point: Central Tejo
Conducted by: museum guide

Registration not required.

16:30

Families

With Fruits and Vegetables

In the orchard and gardens of the farm, one can find a number of fruit trees, as well as a great variety of vegetables, whose availability changes with the seasons — the perfect place to talk about the importance of these foods!

This is an activity for sharing ideas, tasting and discovering different ways of eating fruits and vegetables.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Rosinda Guerreiro (Day 17), Pedro Rau (Day 24)
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

16:30

Families

(Re)cycling at the Farm

Nature works in cycles. We don’t see or feel them as something concrete or tangible, but their existence enables our own existence. Yet our daily activities interfere with these cycles and create environmental problems that demand our awareness.

A time and space for reflection, starting from the recycling processes undertaken on the Farm and considering their impact on the environmental standards of the city.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Paulo Lopes
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

16:30

Families

Rural Pharmacy

The use of plants as a source for medicines and other natural or home remedies is as old as humanity itself. This knowledge, passed down the generations both orally and in writing, is an inextricable part of our collective memory of the rural world.

We invite you to join us in a visit to the Garden of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, during which we will uncover the history of tea, make some remedies, and debate the importance of conserving plant biodiversity.

Local: Quinta Pedagógica dos Olivais, Rua Cidade do Lobito
Conducted by: Fernanda Azoia
For ages 6 and above.

Registration: quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt / 218550930

Masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

19:00

Virtual Virtual Workshops

Fermentation

w/ Li

A selection of virtual workshops about activities that happen in the autumn.

In this workshop on food preservation, chef Liliana Escalhão will teach us a fermentation technique that can be used to keep food for longer, which is especially handy for times like now when we have surplus harvest from the summer.

Our virtual edition will have several collections of videos divided by theme. These will be available starting the weekends of the festival on our YouTube channel.

19:00

Virtual Virtual Workshops

Autumn Pruning

w/ Ana Mestre

A selection of virtual workshops about activities that happen in the autumn.

In this workshop on the pruning of small bushes, Ana Manuel Mestre, landscape architect and gardening instructor, teaches us some techniques that should be put into practice at this time of the year.

Our virtual edition will have several collections of videos divided by theme. These will be available starting the weekends of the festival on our YouTube channel.

20:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

Gardens and Ambassadors — Garden of the French Embassy

In this Autumn virtual edition of Jardins Abertos, we will get to know the gardens of Santos Palace, which has been owned by the French Embassy in Portugal since 1909. We have a number of guides for this visit: the ambassador, Florence Mangin; the landscape gardener, historian and botanist, André Laurins; the Assistant to the General Secretary of the Embassy, Luís de Andrea; the landscape architects, Sofia Frois and Vera Bravo, from the company Arquiplant; and the gardener, Tiago Alves, from the company Multilusa.

Our virtual edition will have several collections of videos divided by theme. These will be available starting the weekends of the festival on our YouTube channel.

21:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

Green Perspectives — Rui Costa

at the Monteiro-Mor Botanical Park

This is a collection of videos produced by Jardins Abertos.

We invited 4 people from different green disciplines to introduce us to their work: a landscape architect, an entrepreneur working with the circular economy, an organic horticulture specialist, and one of the biggest producers of plants in Portugal.

In this first episode we meet Rui Costa, the person in charge of the Monteiro-Mor Botanical Park, who explains the historical context of the park and the challenges posed by the conservation of our plant-based heritage.

Our virtual edition will have several collections of videos divided by theme. These will be available starting the weekends of the festival on our YouTube channel.

21:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

Green Perspectives — Natan

at NÃM Urban Farm

This is a collection of videos produced by Jardins Abertos.

We invited 4 people from different green disciplines to introduce us to their work: a landscape architect, an entrepreneur working with the circular economy, an organic horticulture specialist, and one of the biggest producers of plants in Portugal.

In this episode we meet Natan, founder of the project Nãm, where discarded coffee grounds are used for growing mushrooms. We discuss the circular economy and the challenges faced by social projects of this kind.

Our virtual edition will have several collections of videos divided by theme. These will be available starting the weekends of the festival on our YouTube channel.

21:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

Green Perspectives — Graça Ribeiro and Rita Folgosa

at the Chelas Horticultural Park

This is a collection of videos produced by Jardins Abertos.

We invited 4 people from different green disciplines to introduce us to their work: a landscape architect, an entrepreneur working with the circular economy, an organic horticulture specialist, and one of the biggest producers of plants in Portugal.

In this episode we speak to Graça Ribeiro and Rita Folgosa, the people in charge of the Working Group for the Promotion of Urban Agriculture – a project that has turned Lisbon into one of the most edible cities in Europe. They explain the concept of horticultural parks, how they work and the importance (and challenges) of cultivation in an urban context.

Our virtual edition will have several collections of videos divided by theme. These will be available starting the weekends of the festival on our YouTube channel.

21:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

Green Perspectives — Armindo Gonçalves

at the Planta Livre nursery

This is a collection of videos produced by Jardins Abertos.

We invited 4 people from different green disciplines to introduce us to their work: a landscape architect, an entrepreneur working with the circular economy, an organic horticulture specialist, and the biggest producers of plants in Portugal.

In this final episode, we speak with Armindo Gonçalves, one of the owners of Planta Livre, who tells us the story of the biggest nursery in the country, market leader in Portugal for the production of ornamental plants and native species.

Our virtual edition will have several collections of videos divided by theme. These will be available starting the weekends of the festival on our YouTube channel.

24h

Exhibition

On the lookout for… 10 botanical curiosities

A collection of photographs spread across Lisbon, depicting different plants and their curious botanical uses. Each photograph holds an open invitation to visit these plants in real life in the gardens of this year’s Autumn Edition.

Local: Mupis – Spread across the city