06:00

Guided Visits

Monsanto Biodiversity Space at Sunrise

There are a number of places to discover in this forest on the Serra de Monsanto, which was replanted almost a century ago. In one fenced-off area, traversed by tracks that are bordered by ‘natural’ features imitating a wild ecosystem, you will find the Monsanto Biodiversity Space.

A guided walk at sunrise through a space emblematic of Monsanto Forest Park, where animals and plants live alongside fungi and lichens, and where the landscape itself will help visitors improve their understanding of the environment.

Monsanto Forest Park

Conducted by: Fernando Louro Alves (day 22 and 23), Cristina Brito (29) and Pedro Preto (30)

Meeting Point: Centro de Interpretação de Monsanto

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

09:00

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

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

09:30

Guided Tours

Between Gardens, Balconies and Avenues — 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 — an identified Jardins Abertos volunteer will be present 30 minutes before the start of the tour.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

10:00 — 18:00

Self-guided Visits

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 — 12:00

Escorted Visits

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.

Praça do Império More Info

10:00

Other Activities

Varandas Verdes

/ Green Balconies

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 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!

Last year, Lisbon gained 9 new vertical gardens — balcony gardens — in different parts of the city. In this new edition, four more facades of Lisbon will be turned green by the Jardins Abertos team!

Location: multiple locations

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.

Olivais Teaching Farm

Conducted by: Farm team
For ages 6 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. Registrations open at 9 am on the Monday prior to the activity via email at quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt or phone 218550930, and 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.

Olivais Teaching Farm

Conducted by: Farm team
For ages 6 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. Registrations open at 9 am on the Monday prior to the activity via email at quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt or phone 218550930, and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

10:00 — 19:00

Other Activities

Jardins Abertos Market

Just like in the previous year, Spring Edition 2021 will finish with an open-air market in Príncipe Real Square, to commemorate the end of this 7th 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

Workshops

Plant Propagation

Propagation is a core practice of gardening. Whether you decide to keep them for yourself or give them to a good friend, what are the best techniques for propagating your plants?

A workshop in which you can learn and practice different processes for propagating plants, from sowing seeds to approaches that use vegetative reproduction, such as cutting, division or grafting.

Conducted by: João Paulo do Carmo

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

10:00

Families

Trees of the Farm

There are many trees in the Olivais Teaching Farm. In addition to the famous olive trees that give their name to the Parish of Olivais, many others have been introduced to decorate the green spaces through which dozens of visitors pass every day.

An activity that invites you to identify and explore some of these species and their important distinguishing characteristics.

Olivais Teaching Farm

Conducted by: equipa da Quinta
For ages 6 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. Registrations open at 9 am on the Monday prior to the activity via email at quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt or phone 218550930, and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

10:00 — 17:30

Self-guided Visits

Olivais Teaching Farm

Enjoy unique moments and experience the daily life of a farm by taking part in activities such as tilling the land, tending to the vegetable gardens and orchards, looking after livestock and composting. You can also observe and learn about the processes for making bread and jam.

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 Cidade de Lobito More Info

10:00 — 18:00

Self-guided Visits

Chelas Convent Cloisters

For the first time in Jardins Abertos, you are invited to walk through this wonderful cloister lined with tiles dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, admiring its central pond, box hedges and the two imposing Canary Island date palms.

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.

Largo de Chelas 210 More Info

10:00 — 13:00

Escorted Visits

Italian Embassy’s Garden

At the first signs of spring, roses, bush lilies and begonias explode into bloom, while the numerous jasmine vines impregnate the air with their pleasant aroma.

The access to this garden is limited and requires prior registration. In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, visits will be limited to a maximum of 10 people, and masks are mandatory.

Session registration: 10h, 10:30h, 11h, 11h30, 12h and 12h30

Largo Conde de Pombeiro 6 More Info

10:00

Guided Visits Secret Gardens

Casa Mir Garden

“We want to be able to look at the garden and imagine we’re somewhere else, in Morocco, Mexico, or some tropical jungle” – the owner tells us about her garden, which belongs to the house named Casa Mir – ‘world’ or ‘peace’ in Russian.

Secret Gardens are private gardens located in the centre of Lisbon that will open for guided visits run by the owners themselves. The addresses of the gardens will not be revealed. Watch our social pages carefully, as places for these visits will be announced on a random day before the festival begins. The meeting point will then be given in your confirmation email. In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, visits will be limited to a maximum of 5 people, and masks are mandatory.

More Info

10:00

Guided Visits Secret Gardens

Tropicalixboa

This may be one of Lisbon’s gardens with the greatest diversity of tropical fig trees, including the Ficus religiosa, the Ficus altissima and the Ficus rumphii.

Secret Gardens are private gardens located in the centre of Lisbon that will open for guided visits run by the owners themselves. The addresses of the gardens will not be revealed. Watch our social pages carefully, as places for these visits will be announced on a random day before the festival begins. The meeting point will then be given in your confirmation email. In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, visits will be limited to a maximum of 5 people, and masks are mandatory.

Travessa Ferreiros a Belém 41 More Info

10:00 — 18:00

Exhibition

Sounds and Materials of the Landscape

— Landscape Museum at Lisbon’s Estufa Fria

A video presentation of the exhibition ‘Sounds and Materials of the Landscape’, an interactive experience developed by the Landscape Museum. In this video, we are transported through the varied landscape of the Tagus river to the sound of the songs of birds that live there. Photographic sequences of different parts of the river basin, taken by Duarte Belo, are juxtaposed in pairs. Every new pair of photographs arrives accompanied by the song of a bird that lives in both locations. These songs, recorded by musician and sound recordist Magnus Robb, thus become the thread that connects these sensory territories, formed by landscapes of sound and visual fragments.

Lisbon’s Estufa Fria

Location: Estufa Quente (Hot Greenhouse), Lisbon’s Estufa Fria

The exhibition is subject to capacity limit and masks are mandatory.

10:00

Guided Visits

Lisbon’s Ismaili Centre Gardens

The gardens of the Ismaili Centre are divided into different spaces for outdoor leisure that act as extensions to the main buildings, including two interior patios: the Spring Patio and the Char Bagh, a quadrilateral formal garden based on the four gardens of Paradise referenced in the Qur’an.

A guided visit through this poem of a garden.

Lisbon’s Ismaili Centre Gardens

Conducted by: Center guides

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

10:00

Guided Visits

Procuradoria Geral da República — Palácio Palmela Gardens

Facing Largo do Rato and Rua da Escola Politécnica, this garden-terrace is adjacent to Palácio Palmela, home since 1977 to the Portuguese state’s public prosecution service.

A guided visit during which you will learn more about the history of this building and the purpose it serves today, as well as have an opportunity to take a look at its many imposing trees.

Procuradoria Geral da República — Palácio Palmela Gardens

Conducted by: Sandra Belo

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

11:00 — 20:00

Other Activities

Plant Medical Office

at Limbo Shop

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!

Limbo Shop

The shop is subject to capacity limit and masks are mandatory.

11:00

Families

Eco warriors

The MAAT Museum seeks to spark new ideas in the climate debate. Our way of life, our daily actions and decisions, can all be the trigger for global change.

A workshop for eco warriors, where we will think and talk about the conservation of our planet, find our causes and put our ideas into action using visual arts.

Gardens of EDP Foundation Campus

Conducted by: Patrícia Trindade
For ages 7 to 13 years old.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. Registration is required via email at visitar.maat@edp.pt and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

11:00

Families

How to make Oak Gall Ink

Oaks are among the most common trees in Portugal! Their fruit are called acorns, but most of us will also have found another kind of ‘fruit’ on oaks that have already lost their leaves. These brown spheres are called oak galls and are a defence the tree uses when bitten by a particular insect. It’s possible to make ink from these oak galls: our predecessors have done it for over 2,500 years, including Leonardo da Vinci!

A workshop where you will learn how to make oak gall ink, which you can then use to draw your favourite scene from the garden!

Gulbenkian Garden

Meeting Point: Entrance of Edifício Sede

Conducted by: Dália Lourenço
For ages 6 to 12 years old.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 18 children accompanied by an adult. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory for those aged 6 and above.

Tickets for this event will be available from 10 am on the 21st of May and can be collected from the ticket office in the main building of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

11:00

Guided Visits Secret Gardens

Casa Mir Garden

“We want to be able to look at the garden and imagine we’re somewhere else, in Morocco, Mexico, or some tropical jungle” – the owner tells us about her garden, which belongs to the house named Casa Mir – ‘world’ or ‘peace’ in Russian.

Secret Gardens are private gardens located in the centre of Lisbon that will open for guided visits run by the owners themselves. The addresses of the gardens will not be revealed. Watch our social pages carefully, as places for these visits will be announced on a random day before the festival begins. The meeting point will then be given in your confirmation email. In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, visits will be limited to a maximum of 5 people, and masks are mandatory.

More Info

11:00

Guided Visits Secret Gardens

Tropicalixboa

Here you will find Alocasias, Aphelandras, Begonias, Marantas, Calatheas, Goeppertias, different species of ferns… The variety is great, as is our curiosity to pay a visit!

Secret Gardens are private gardens located in the centre of Lisbon that will open for guided visits run by the owners themselves. The addresses of the gardens will not be revealed. Watch our social pages carefully, as places for these visits will be announced on a random day before the festival begins. The meeting point will then be given in your confirmation email. In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, visits will be limited to a maximum of 5 people, and masks are mandatory.

More Info

11:00

Guided Visits

Lisbon’s Ismaili Centre Gardens

The gardens of the Ismaili Centre are divided into different spaces for outdoor leisure that act as extensions to the main buildings, including two interior patios: the Spring Patio and the Char Bagh, a quadrilateral formal garden based on the four gardens of Paradise referenced in the Qur’an.

A guided visit through this poem of a garden.

Lisbon’s Ismaili Centre Gardens

Conducted by: Center guides

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

11:00

Guided Visits

Gardens as the Landscape writ small

The Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian was built in the 1960s according to plans by the landscape architects António Viana Barreto and Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles. Its garden is one of the clearest examples in Portugal of the principles of modern garden design. These principles are a means of reproducing and thinking about the landscape, and have their roots in the broader question of the meaning of nature in Portuguese culture.

A guided visit led by the expert landscape architect Aurora Carapinha, who will show us why this garden is considered ‘a work of exceptional scale, planning and technical competency that, for its importance and significance, stands as a reference for architecture nationally and internationally’. Such were the words used when the garden, as well as the Foundation’s principal building to which it is intrinsically linked, were designated as a national heritage site.

Gulbenkian Garden

Conducted by: Aurora Carapinha
Meeting Point: Entrance of Edifício Sede

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 18 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

Tickets for this event will be available from 10 am on the 20th of May and can be collected from the ticket office in the main building of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

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: Museum team
For ages 4 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Registration is required via email at reservas@museudelisboa.pt, and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

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: Museum team
For all ages.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Registration is required via email at reservas@museudelisboa.pt, and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

11:30

Families

Biodiversity in the City

A garden is always a place of inspiration and reflection, a sure place to discover new things.

With a notepad and pencil in hand, we will explore the variety and richness of shapes, colours and textures to be found in the gardens of Palácio Pimenta, collecting nature’s stories as we go.

Museum of Lisbon Gardens – Palácio Pimenta

Conducted by: Museum team
For all ages.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Registration is required via email at reservas@museudelisboa.pt and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

12:00

Guided Visits Secret Gardens

Casa Mir Garden

“We want to be able to look at the garden and imagine we’re somewhere else, in Morocco, Mexico, or some tropical jungle” – the owner tells us about her garden, which belongs to the house named Casa Mir – ‘world’ or ‘peace’ in Russian.

Secret Gardens are private gardens located in the centre of Lisbon that will open for guided visits run by the owners themselves. The addresses of the gardens will not be revealed. Watch our social pages carefully, as places for these visits will be announced on a random day before the festival begins. The meeting point will then be given in your confirmation email. In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, visits will be limited to a maximum of 5 people, and masks are mandatory.

More Info

12:00

Guided Visits Secret Gardens

Tropicalixboa

Here you will find Alocasias, Aphelandras, Begonias, Marantas, Calatheas, Goeppertias, different species of ferns… The variety is great, as is our curiosity to pay a visit!

Secret Gardens are private gardens located in the centre of Lisbon that will open for guided visits run by the owners themselves. The addresses of the gardens will not be revealed. Watch our social pages carefully, as places for these visits will be announced on a random day before the festival begins. The meeting point will then be given in your confirmation email. In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, visits will be limited to a maximum of 5 people, and masks are mandatory.

More Info

12:00

Guided Visits

Lisbon’s Ismaili Centre Gardens

The gardens of the Ismaili Centre are divided into different spaces for outdoor leisure that act as extensions to the main buildings, including two interior patios: the Spring Patio and the Char Bagh, a quadrilateral formal garden based on the four gardens of Paradise referenced in the Qur’an.

A guided visit through this poem of a garden.

Lisbon’s Ismaili Centre Gardens

Conducted by: Center guides

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

13:00

Guided Visits Secret Gardens

Tropicalixboa

Here you will find Alocasias, Aphelandras, Begonias, Marantas, Calatheas, Goeppertias, different species of ferns… The variety is great, as is our curiosity to pay a visit!

Secret Gardens are private gardens located in the centre of Lisbon that will open for guided visits run by the owners themselves. The addresses of the gardens will not be revealed. Watch our social pages carefully, as places for these visits will be announced on a random day before the festival begins. The meeting point will then be given in your confirmation email. In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, visits will be limited to a maximum of 5 people, and masks are mandatory.

More Info

13:30

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

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

14:00 — 18:00

Escorted Visits

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.

Rua Pedreira do Fernandinho More Info

14:00

Guided Visits

Procuradoria Geral da República — Palácio Palmela Gardens

Facing Largo do Rato and Rua da Escola Politécnica, this garden-terrace is adjacent to Palácio Palmela, home since 1977 to the Portuguese state’s public prosecution service.

A guided visit during which you will learn more about the history of this building and the purpose it serves today, as well as have an opportunity to take a look at its many imposing trees.

Procuradoria Geral da República — Palácio Palmela Gardens

Conducted by: Sandra Belo

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

15:00

Workshops

Planting Herbs in Flower Pots

Lavender and rosemary: herbs that are universally known and a welcome presence in any garden, thanks to their delightful colour and perfume.

A workshop led by Nuno Serra, member of staff at Lisbon City Council’s Gardening School, in which you will learn how to plant and care for different aromatic plants.

Conducted by: Nuno Serra

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

15:00

Guided Tours

Between Gardens, Balconies and Avenues — 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.

Praça da Alegria — Alfredo Keil Garden

Meeting Point: Praça da Alegria — an identified Jardins Abertos volunteer will be present 30 minutes before the start of the tour.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

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.

Olivais Teaching Farm

Conducted by: Farm team
For ages 6 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. Registrations open at 9 am on the Monday prior to the activity via email at quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt or phone 218550930, and 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.

Olivais Teaching Farm

Conducted by: Farm team
For ages 6 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. Registrations open at 9 am on the Monday prior to the activity via email at quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt or phone 218550930, and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

15:00

Families

Trees of the Farm

There are many trees in the Olivais Teaching Farm. In addition to the famous olive trees that give their name to the Parish of Olivais, many others have been introduced to decorate the green spaces through which dozens of visitors pass every day.

An activity that invites you to identify and explore some of these species and their important distinguishing characteristics.

Olivais Teaching Farm

Conducted by: equipa da Quinta
For ages 6 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. Registrations open at 9 am on the Monday prior to the activity via email at quinta.pedagogica@cm-lisboa.pt or phone 218550930, and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

15:00 — 17:00

Escorted Visits

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.

Praça do Império More Info

15:00

Guided Visits

Gardens as the Landscape writ small

The Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian was built in the 1960s according to plans by the landscape architects António Viana Barreto and Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles. Its garden is one of the clearest examples in Portugal of the principles of modern garden design. These principles are a means of reproducing and thinking about the landscape, and have their roots in the broader question of the meaning of nature in Portuguese culture.

A guided visit led by the expert landscape architect Aurora Carapinha, who will show us why this garden is considered ‘a work of exceptional scale, planning and technical competency that, for its importance and significance, stands as a reference for architecture nationally and internationally’. Such were the words used when the garden, as well as the Foundation’s principal building to which it is intrinsically linked, were designated as a national heritage site.

Gulbenkian Garden

Conducted by: Aurora Carapinha
Meeting Point: Entrance of Edifício Sede

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 18 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

Tickets for this event will be available from 10 am on the 20th of May and can be collected from the ticket office in the main building of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

15:30

Families

So Many Animals and Plants

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: Museum team
For ages 4 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Registration is required via email at reservas@museudelisboa.pt, and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

15:30

Families

Why do we need insects?

What living things are to be found hidden in the undergrowth of gardens and fields? Take this family challenge and discover the extraordinary and surprising biodiversity of insects. Appreciate their importance to these ecosystems, as they control pests and promote pollination.

A workshop in which you will build a safe haven for insects, learning along the way about some of the species to be found in the Museum Gardens.

Museum of Lisbon Gardens – Palácio Pimenta

Conducted by: Museum team
For all ages.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Registration is required via email at reservas@museudelisboa.pt and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

16:00

Guided Visits

Fito –ETAR

There are a number of places to discover in this forest on the Serra de Monsanto, which was replanted almost a century ago. In one fenced-off area, traversed by tracks that are bordered by ‘natural’ features imitating a wild ecosystem, you will find the Monsanto Biodiversity Space.

A unique opportunity to visit the Fito-ETAR led by staff from Monsanto Forest Park, from whom you will learn about the workings of a biological wastewater treatment plant. Follow the different phases involved in the treatment of Lisbon’s wastewater and discover the advantages of a biological water reuse system, in which plants play an active role.

Conducted by: Helena Ramos
Meeting Point: Monsanto Interpretation Center

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

16:00

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.

An activity that includes a discussion of sustainable and zero-waste practices, and where we will learn how to make organic toothpaste from natural products.

Lisbon’s Estufa Fria

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

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 16 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

16:00

Families

Future Fossils

Fossils provide a record of living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. Organisms that were preserved in rocks long ago, today help us understand what species existed in the past. This type of research is carried out by paleontologists. But what will future paleontologists be investigating?

This creative workshop will be led by the author, marine biologist and beachcomber Ana Pêgo, who will invite us to jump into the future. Use clay and plaster to explore the world of Plasticus maritimus, an imaginary species that lived during the era of plastic…that is, today!

Gardens of EDP Foundation Campus

Conducted by: Ana Pêgo
For ages 6 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. Registration is required via email at visitar.maat@edp.pt and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

16:00

Guided Visits

Landscape: Art and Nature

The Gardens of EDP Foundation Campus are a relatively recent addition to the green spaces of the west side of Lisbon. With around 240 trees and 29,000 indigenous shrubs, they reflect the characteristically rich and varied vegetation to be found along the banks of the river.

A themed walk through the museum’s gardens, which will be adapted to suit different audiences. Participants will be invited to engage with the concepts of biodiversity and the coexistence of different species. The knowledge and interpretation of these concepts will enrich participants’ relationship with art and nature.

Gardens of EDP Foundation Campus

Conducted by: Maribel Sobreira

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. Registration is required via email at visitar.maat@edp.pt, and masks are mandatory.

16:00

Other Activities

A talk with the makers of the exhibition

Sounds and Materials of the Landscape

An ornithologist, a sound recordist and a photographer come together to share their experience making the exhibition ‘Sounds and Materials of the Landscape’. Ricardo Tomé presents the birds that live around the Tagus river, Magnus Robb explains how he records the songs of these birds, and Duarte Belo describes how he captures this sonic territory on photographic film.

Lisbon’s Estufa Fria

Location: Main Staircase of Lisbon’s Estufa Fria, Parque Eduardo VII
With: João Abreu, Ricardo Tomé, Magnus Robb, Duarte Belo

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 34 seats (27 cushions and 7 chairs). It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

19:00

Virtual Virtual Workshops

A Pharmacy in the Garden

w/ Fernanda Botelho

Did you know that many of the active substances in medicines come from plants? And that medicinal plants can be found in almost all gardens, whether ornamental or growing spontaneously?

In this episode, Fernanda Botelho will guide us through the Gulbenkian Gardens, where the undergrowth is home to plants that work as sedatives, anti-inflammatories, diuretics, anti-bacterials, tranquilisers, regulators…gardens can be veritable pharmacies!

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

Organic Cosmetics

w/ ORGANII

How can we help build a world where consumption is informed and based on sustainable daily practices? A world where all products are based on organic ingredients grown without pesticides or herbicides, free of chemicals and synthetic products?

In this episode, the philosophy of zero-waste practices will be discussed with ORGANII, a shop that sells a range of organic cosmetics. We will see a demonstration of how to make a balm from natural products to help relieve phlegm and nasal congestion.

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 Spanish Ambassador’s Residence in Portugal

In this episode we will get to know the Garden of the Spanish Ambassador’s Residence in Portugal, in Palhavã Palace, which was built in the 17th century in an area of recreational parks that lay beyond the city limits.

We will be shown a beautiful garden that, despite the passage of time, still retains traces of a traditional recreational park: the vegetable garden, the thicket and the formal garden, where we find a gigantic silky oak (Grevillea robusta), horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum), Mediterranean cypresses (Cupressus sempervirens) and a number of interesting statues.

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

Secret Gardens

— Tropicalixboa

What secret gardens are hidden behind the walls and gates of Lisbon? What stories do they tell? And what passions drove the people who created them out of the earth and lots of hard work?

In this episode we get to know the owner and gardener at Tropicalixboa, a secret garden with over 200 species of tropical plants kept amongst tall trees and even taller buildings.

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

Secret Gardens

— Casa Mir Garden

What secret gardens are hidden behind the walls and gates of Lisbon? What stories do they tell? And what passions drove the people who created them out of the earth and lots of hard work?

In this episode, we visit the garden of a house named Casa Mir – ‘world’ or ‘peace’ in Russian – whose geometry allows for contrasts between different corners of light and shade, moisture and dryness.

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 curious botanical facts about Fruits and Vegetables

The International Year of Fruits and Vegetables raises awareness about the importance of eating these foodstuffs. This collection of photographs, scattered across Lisbon, depicts ten different species and some curious botanical facts about them. Each image is also an open invitation to (re)discover the pleasure of eating them.

Location: Mupis – Spread across the city