Una domenica
in giardino

A venture for all ages: At every collections blooming in our garden there will be “Una domenica in giardino” (Sunday at the garden), a series of workshops for adults, kids and families based on a project by Nadia Nicoletti, an expert of gardening didactic. The workshops will be held, on reservation, on April, May, June and October. “Una domenica in giardino” offers one hour of guided tour through the gardens of Villa della Pergola and one hour of seasonal dedicated workshop: during the workshops you will be able to experiment with the plants and the soil, sided by handling path and the research of scents and flavors. The activities are thought for everyone, particularly for families: they will be based on the observation, on direct learning, on manual skills, on the know how and on sustainability.


April will start the season with the workshop “Scents of Wisteria”. You will discover all the varieties of Wisteria cultivated in the garden of Villa della Pergola and their scents. Wisteria of all species: with white flowers, pink, purple, blue and other shades of colors. Guided by the inebriating perfume, you will discover the history of this plant, you will learn some secrets on how to successfully cultivate it and you will make a project with its flowers.

May will follow with the workshop “Palms: the allure of the Riviera”. A day dedicated to the palms, a symbol of excellence of the Italian Riviera. Through the lasts years this plant has been put on test by the frightening Red Palm Weevil who had devastated them and drove them to ruin. During the workshop you will discover the varieties of Palms of Villa della Pergola ad you will find out what we did in order to defend them from this damaging insect.

On June, the Agapanthus of Villa della Pergola start to bloom. Here you will find the biggest collection in Europe with more than 400 varieties. The workshop “Agapathus the flower of love” will teach you some secrets on this African plant and how to cultivate it, you will also be able to buy the plant before leaving Villa della Pergola from Pedro Pinto, the owner of Vivaio Raziel, on of the most famous and biggest agapanthus nursery in Italy.

The last “Una domenica in giardino” will close the season with a workshop on the citrus trees and the flavors of the Mediterranean. During “Citrus: flavors and aroma of the garden” you will discover the collection of citrus inside our garden, which includes some curious and rare species. Let yourself conquer by their scents and learn how to cultivate this plant and how to use it not only in the kitchen.

Mandatory Reservation


When: Sunday 23 April, 14 May, 11 June and 8 October from 9.30 am
Workshop: 9.30am / 10.30am / 11.30am / 3.00pm / 4.00pm / 5.00pm
Duration: Approximately 2 hours (1 hour of visit and 1 hour of laboratory)

Costo: Adults: € 15
FAI members: € 12
Children: € 5
Children aged 0-6 (accompanied by a paying adult): free admission


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