Rome’s Botanical Garden has been officially recognized as an urban garden open to the public since 1883. The gardens span 12 hectares (nearly 30 acres) of lush and exotic vegetation in the heart of Trastevere, positioned between the river and the base of the Janiculum Hill. In ancient Rome, this area of Rome was always covered by gardens, known as Horti Getae, and part of the thermal baths complex of Emporer Septimius Severus. Today the gardens are managed under the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
Each year the garden hosts seasonal events to raise awareness for its collections. For example, every spring the garden organizes an event to celebrate Hanami, or the blooming of the cherry blossoms. The event is hosted in collaboration with Rome’s Institute for Japanese culture, and features traditional tea ceremonies in the Japanese Garden.
Rome’s Botanical Garden is home to thousands of exotic, rare, and indigenous species of plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, and bamboo. The garden features the following 15 different collections:
You can discover more about the specific species included in each collection on their website.
The entrance to the garden is located at Largo Cristina di Svezia, 23A. (For info: call +39 06 49917116 or +39 06 49917107 or visit their website – Italian only)
For private or group tours, contact the garden directly for up-to-date times and options.
The garden is open everyday. From April – October, the garden is open from 9am to 6.30pm. From November – March, the garden is open from 9am to 5.30pm.
Regular tickets are €8 per person (reduced tickets for €4 are available for children 6-11 and over 65). Children under 6 are free.
The bookshop at the garden is open Monday through Thursday 9am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 3.50pm. Fridays 9am – 2pm.
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