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

09:00 — 10:30

Other Activities

Varandas Verdes

This initiative aims to turn the balconies of four buildings in Lisbon green, filling them with plants!
We are looking for communities of neighbours who share the interest in plants and respect for nature.

09:30

Guided Tours

Between Gardens, Avenues and Balconies

w/ Ivo Meco

Discover Lisbon from among the arteries that give the city its life. Apart from the public gardens, which are open to anybody passing by, private gardens multiply in the corners of buildings, on balconies and in small windows. But size matters little: they are fruits of their gardener’s passion. A guided walk from Praça da Alegria to Jardim da Estrela, looking at the city with other eyes.

Príncipe Real Garden Registration

Meeting Point: Praça da Alegria

10:00 — 18:00

Self-guided Visits

Cultural Centre of Belém’s 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.”

Praça do Império More Info

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.

10:00

Guided Tours Livestream Virtual

Eastern Riverside Park

w/ Filipa Menezes

Along the course of this walking tour the landscape architect Filipa Menezes will introduce us to the new Eastern Riverfront Park. This project was designed in a symbiosis between the river and the city to highlight the potential of the riverside green spaces and its biologically significant and unique ecosystems.

Eastern Riverside Park Registration

Meeting point: at the south top next to the bicycle container

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

10:00

Guided Tours

Eastern Riverfront Park

w/ Catarina Pacheco

Along the course of this walking tour the landscape architect Catarina Pacheco will introduce us to the new Eastern Riverfront Park. This project was designed in a symbiosis between the river and the city to highlight the potential of the riverside green spaces and its biologically significant and unique ecosystems.

Eastern Riverside Park Registration

Meeting point: at the south top next to the bicycle container

This activity take place on site but will be simultaneously broadcast on live stream, via Instagram.

10:00 — 14:00

Self-guided Visits

The Green Roof of the Alcântara Water Plant

The Green Roof of the Alcântara Water Plant is around two hectares in size and is a great example of integrated landscaping within the city of Lisbon. The bare structures of the old Waste Water Treatment Station (ETAR) are now a distant memory, having been covered by the green of these gardens. The site’s sheltered (...)

Fábrica de Água de Alcântara, Avenida de Ceuta More Info

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.

10:00 — 17:30

Exhibitions

An Itinerary for Botanic Iconography

The National Museum of Ancient Art presents an itinerary for their collection’s botanic iconography, letting people know about the most represented species and their symbolic meaning, which incidentally oftentimes remains hidden to the 21st-century visitor. This shows another way of observing these works of art which may lead us to read the pieces differently and understand new dimensions of how to look at the natural world.

MNAA – Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

10:00 — 18:00

Other Activities

The Plant Market

To celebrate the 5th edition of Jardins Abertos festival, instead of the usual closing party, we have organised a Plant Market with Junta de Freguesia da Misericórdia and the viver@misericórdia project.

Next Sunday, July 26th, at Jardim do Príncipe Real there will be creators and brands that promote a greener vision for our homes and cities waiting for you from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to show you what they do best.

10:30 — 12:30

Guided Visits

An Exhibition of Historical Gardens: Memory and Future

w/ Teresa Andresen

Portugal’s historical gardens are perhaps our least known, most beautiful, and most threatened cultural properties. They are places where the relationship between the Portuguese and nature is perpetuated and renewed and which function as a vehicle for our identity.

During this visit to Portugal’s National Library’s most recent exhibition, we will have the pleasure of being accompanied by the landscape architect Teresa Andresen.

10:30 — 12:30

Exhibitions

Historical Gardens: Memory and Future

Portugal’s historical gardens are perhaps our least known, most beautiful, and most threatened cultural properties. They are places where the relationship between the Portuguese and nature is being perpetuated and renewed and which function as a vehicle for our identity.

This exhibition is organised around three important concepts: Incomplete Memories; Reconstructed Memories and A Present with a Future.

National Library of Portugal Gardens

Registration required and open from 14 July.

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.

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.

Gulbenkian Garden

Meeting Point: Headquarters Reception

LIMIT REACHED

More information at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

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.

Gulbenkian Garden

Meeting Point: Headquarters Reception

LIMIT REACHED

More information at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

11:00

Guided Visits Virtual

Cultural Centre of Belém’s Gardens

w/ Francisco Caldeira Cabral

The Belém Cultural Center is located on the western shoreline of the Tagus river and is an integral part of an architectural complex that includes the splendid 17th century Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém.

During this visit the landscape architect Francisco Caldeira Cabral will show us the Cultural Centre’s 7 gardens he himself has planned – some of them well known, others secret. The new vertical garden is the highlight.

CCB Gardens Registration

This activity takes place on site and it will be broadcast on Sunday, July 19, via Instagram.

11:00 — 20:00

Other Activities

Plant Medical Office

at Limbo

Limbo is a plants and ceramics shop founded by three friends and located in the traditional Lisbon neighbourhood of Madragoa.

During this edition of Jardins Abertos, they will be ready to answer all your questions about interior plants, share experiences on watering, fertilisation, and pests. They also be available to introduce you to many new and amazing plants.

Limbo, R. Machadinho 48

11:00 — 18:00

Other Activities

Plant Medical Office

at Limbo

Limbo is a plants and ceramics shop founded by three friends and located in the traditional Lisbon neighbourhood of Madragoa.

During this edition of Jardins Abertos, they will be ready to answer all your questions about interior plants, share experiences on watering, fertilisation, and pests. They also be available to introduce you to many new and amazing plants.

Limbo, R. Machadinho 48

11:30

Guided Visits

Master of the Landscape

w/ Margarida Cancela d´Abreu

During this visit Margarida Cancela d’Abreu, accompanied by Teresa Bettencourt da Câmara, will introduce us to a new exhibition in recognition of landscaping architect Professor Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles’ rich and vast work. We will also have the opportunity to observe in detail the work that was done during the restoration of the old Casa dos 24 and the church of São José dos Carpinteiros.

14:00

Guided Visits

Cultural Centre of Belém’s Gardens

w/ JA volunteers

The Belém Cultural Center is located on the western shoreline of the Tagus river and is an integral part of an architectural complex that includes the splendid 17th century Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém.

During this visit JA volunteers will show us the Cultural Centre’s 7 gardens – some of them well known, others more secret – planned by the landscape architect Francisco Caldeira Cabral. The new vertical garden is the highlight.

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

14:30 — 19:00

Exhibitions

Earthkeeping / Earthshaking: Art, Feminism and Ecology

Taking the North American feminist art magazine “Heresies 13” as a starting point, the exhibition “Earthkeeping / Earthshaking” intends to showcase the pioneering role of certain artists, and act as an incentive to fruitful reflection on the Art-Feminism-Ecology triangle.

At galeria Quadrum it is also possible to visit a Vertical Garden created in 2015. Every year it hosts a variety of edible species.

Galerias Municipais – Galeria Quadrum, Palácio dos Coruchéus, R. Alberto de Oliveira nº 52

Registration required and open from 14 July.

15:00

Guided Visits Livestream Virtual

Gardens of EDP Foundation Campus

The EDP Foundation’s campus and buildings – MAAT and Central – are connected by a landscaping project designed by the Libanese architect, Vladimir Djurovic, and offer a notable leisure space along Lisbon’s historic riverfront.
During this visit guided by the campus’ team we will wander through the various gardens that make up this landscape, the recently finished flowery meadow and the permanent art installations.

Gardens of EDP Foundation Campus Registration

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

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.

15:30

Guided Visits

Cultural Centre of Belém’s Gardens

w/ JA volunteers

The Belém Cultural Center is located on the western shoreline of the Tagus river and is an integral part of an architectural complex that includes the splendid 17th century Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém.

During this visit JA volunteers will show us the Cultural Centre’s 7 gardens – some of them well known, others more secret – planned by the landscape architect Francisco Caldeira Cabral. The new vertical garden is the highlight.

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.

Monsanto Forest Park

Meeting Point: Monsanto Interpretation Center

Registrations at: monsanto@cm-lisboa.pt

16:00

Livestream Other Activities Virtual

Conversation on Urban Environmental Justice

– How to build a greener Lisbon for all?

Is it possible to plan cities that are environmentally friendly while still offering solutions for the urban populace’s necessities? How can the processes that lead to the creation of green spaces as well as their use be truly fair, inclusive and collaborative?

In the year that Lisbon acts as the Green Capital of Europe, the Goethe Institute and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Portugal unite with Jardins Abertos, in order to share and debate the central questions underlying a process that is being developed by representatives of various initiatives in Lisbon, as part of the project “Retake the City”.

Goethe-Institut Garden Registration

More information at Goethe-Institut Portugal and Fundação Friedrich Ebert.

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

17:00

Guided Visits

Cultural Centre of Belém’s Gardens

w/ JA volunteers

The Belém Cultural Center is located on the western shoreline of the Tagus river and is an integral part of an architectural complex that includes the splendid 17th century Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém.

During this visit JA volunteers will show us the Cultural Centre’s 7 gardens – some of them well known, others more secret – planned by the landscape architect Francisco Caldeira Cabral. The new vertical garden is the highlight.

18:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

CCB Gardens — Vertical Garden

This new vertical garden at CCB integrates Lisbon European Green Capital 2020 and uplifts the ‘Caminho José Saramago’ pedestrian path. This garden was inspired in a forest and contemplates contemporary themes such as sustainability, ecology and urban density.
Despite being recent, the structure is already home to several species of insects and birds.

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.

18:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

CCB Gardens — Water Garden

The Water Garden located in the area to the north of the building, and leading directly to Rua Bartolomeu Dias, is one of the entrances to the Berardo Collection Museum. Situated at a much higher level than the street, this garden contains a long lake overlooking the city, establishing a close relationship between this building of the CCB and the city itself.

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.

18:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

CCB Gardens — Olive Tree Garden

The Olive Tree Garden, overlooking the River Tagus, enjoys a privileged location in this architectural whole. The lawn that stretches along the building’s southern façade runs alongside the Restaurante Este/Oeste, Fábrica das Artes/the CCB Educational Service and also the newly created space of the Garagem Sul/Architecture Exhibitions. This makes it a privileged space to be enjoyed by all: families that come here to picnic, young people relaxing under the olive trees, or even children playing in the lakes on either side of the garden.

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.

18:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

CCB Gardens — River Garden

This garden is a terrace that extends the adjoining room. It is protected from the exterior by a large seedbed. The large paved area allows it to be used for events, which strengthens the symbiosis with the room. The shine of the Portuguese sidewalk resembles the light shining back from the river waters and the reflecting pool connects it to the south gardens.

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.

18:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

CCB Gardens — Luís de Freitas Branco Garden

Luís de Freitas Branco auditorium and the Jerónimos Monastery establish a strong dialogue in this garden. The great reflecting pool creates a contemplative extension of the room and centralizes this dialogue. A recent intervention enabled accessibility and the possibility to enjoy the view over Praça do Império.

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.

18:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

CCB Gardens — Small Auditorium Garden

This secret garden can be discovered from the Small Auditorium. It has a square shape which reminds us of the Arabic influence in the south of Portugal. The terracotta terrace is surrounded by three beds of dense vegetation. The long reflecting pool establishes a mediation with the River Tagus and makes a whole with the Olive Tree Garden and the River Garden.

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.

18:00

Virtual Youtube Collections

CCB Gardens — Tropical Garden

This garden is in the northern limit of the CCB square and is almost unnoticed. Its lower height allows special light and temperature conditions. This configuration has potentiated the growth of multiple species from all over the world. Nowadays, the delicate vegetation provides a natural background for some of the rooms in the exhibition centre.

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 Youtube Collections

Urban Jungle — Sofia’s Garden

@atripeirinha

We have invited four urban gardeners to give us a tour of their plants.
After the video is launched, we will be live on our Instagram page at 7:30 p.m. with the protagonists to answer your questions.

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 — Italian Embassy’s Garden

In this virtual edition of Jardins Abertos, ambassador Carlo Formosa opens the gates of the Garden of the Italian Embassy in Lisbon and take us on a guided tour through the history of the Palace of the Counts of Pombeiro, Embassy’s head office, with the melody of the Italian language and the silence and beauty of the garden.

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

Conversations in the Garden — Fernanda Botelho

at the Biodiverse Garden

This collection of videos is a Jardins Abertos production.
We have invited four garden lovers: a biology teacher, a medicinal plants specialist, a landscape architecture teacher and a garden guide for a conversation in a garden of their choice.
In this video, Fernanda Botelho, the author of several books about medicinal plants and natural cosmetics, takes us on a tour of her biodiverse garden.

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

Conversations in the Gardens — Ivo Meco

at the Lisbon’s Estufa Fria

This collection of videos is a Jardins Abertos production.
We have invited four garden lovers: a biology teacher, a medicinal plants specialist, a landscape architecture teacher and a garden guide for a conversation in a garden of their choice.
In this first video we present Ivo Meco, author of the book “Jardins de Lisboa” (Lisbon Gardens), at Lisbon’s’ Estufa Fria.

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.

21:30 — 23:30

Guided Visits

Night Walk at the Centre of Biodiversity in Monsanto Forest

Guided by the Centre’s team, this nighttime stroll will see us roam the carpeted trails of Monsanto while listening to nocturnal bird species, and from atop an observation tower, witness wildlife around an artificial lagoon. Participants are required to bring a flashlight.

Monsanto Forest Park

Meeting point: Monsanto Interpretation Center

Registrations at: monsanto@cm-lisboa.pt

July 18 and 19 — LIMIT REACHED

24h

Exhibitions

#theresnosuchthingasweeds

– Fernanda Botelho and Nuno Antunes

An exhibition that aims to create a movement in support of those little-loved “weeds”.

Fernanda Botelho, aided by the photographic work of Nuno Antunes, calls our attention to the importance of classifying and gaining knowledge about these plants and their various species which, besides being beneficial for pollinating insects, can also be used as culinary herbs and may have medicinal properties.

Mupis – Spread across the city

Online

Children Cinema Virtual

Aquastory

by Marina Lobo / CineEco de Seia Extension

Hydro was hit by luck. Water is all around him and seems to have no end. But his joy is interrupted by warning signs. After all, water is limited and scarce. Is it too late? Will the H2O family be able to change their behaviour and manage this resource efficiently by applying the 5 R’s of water (Reduce water Consumption, Reduce Wastage, Reuse Water, Recycle Water, and Resort to Alternative Sources)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSZM3oJ7f1M

Marina Lobo, Animation, Portugal, 2018, 6’23’’

Available for streaming on YouTube during the weekend of July 25th and 26th.