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Botanic Garden and Herbarium

Presentation

Botanic gardens and herbaria are museums of the vegetal world, which were founded to enable students to observe medicinal plants, and evolved according to the development of botanical science. Our Botanic Garden and Herbarium are among the oldest in Europe. Water lilies, succulent and carnivorous plants, a tropical greenhouse and much more: discover the vast botanical diversity of our planet. The endless array of colourful plants and flowers will stimulate all of your senses.

INFORMATION AND SERVICES

Address

Via Irnerio, 42 - 40126 Bologna

Contacts

Botanic Garden

+39 051 2091325

Herbarium

+39 051 2091304

Education Department

+39 051 2091299

Gardeners

+39 051 2091297

Education Department

sma.ortoerbario-didattica@unibo.it

Scientific Advisor Prof. Alessandro Chiarucci

alessandro.chiarucci@unibo.it

Curator of the Botanic Garden, Dr. Umberto Mossetti

umberto.mossetti@unibo.it

Curator of the Herbarium, Dr. Annalisa Managlia

annalisa.managlia@unibo.it

Opening hours

Following the last Prime Ministerial Decree linked to COVID19, the Botanic Garden and Herbarium is open but all the activities and events are suspended.

 

Botanic Garden  

Winter opening hours valid from October 1 to March 31 

Tuesday - Sunday and bank holidays: 9am - 3pm*  
 
Summer opening hours valid from April 1 to September 30 

Tuesday - Sunday and bank holidays: 10am - 6pm*  
 
Closed on working Mondays, January 1, May 1, August 15, December 24 and 25 
  
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing  
  
In the event of severe weather (heavy snow fall, high winds, heavy rain) the garden will be closed for the safety of our visitors and staff. 
 

 
Herbarium  

The Herbarium is open to bona fide visitors with scientific reasons to study the collections 
 
COVID-19 ACCESS RULES 

Tickets

Botanic Garden: free admission

Further information

GARDEN ETIQUETTE

 

Accessibility

The Botanic Garden is partially accessible to visitors with disabilities

The Herbarium is not accessible

 

Wifi

Available at the Herbarium and in part at the Botanic Garden

 

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