Join the Mayfest on Sunday May 18th, with activities for kids and grownups starting from 10,30 am at the Hortus Urbis, the educational edible garden in the heart of the Appia Antica Park, in occasion of the PARCO DELLA BELLEZZA Spring event of the Park May 15 th –18 th

At 10.30 am – At 11.30 am– “Giardiniere per un giorno” | Gardening Workshops for Kids by Hortus Urbis

Hands on gardening activity: kids will get their hands in the soil in a dynamic environment to observe, discover, experiment, nurture and learn.

  • age 3 years onwards
  • Suggested donation
  • Reservations on the spot
  • Turn 1 at 10.30 am; turn 2 at 11,30 am
  • Time lenght: about 50 minutes
  • Information:

From 10.30 am to 12.30 am – “POTATURA IN TREECLIMBING” | seminar for adults, by  Ecologistica Srl

Brief seminar on treeclimbing pruning techniques with practical demonstration.


I° hour

-pruning principles respectful of the plant’s phisiology

-introduction to treeclimbing

-rules and professional titles necessary for treeclimbing activity

II° hour

-treeclimber equipment

-climbing and movement demonstration on the plant in treeclimbing

-pruning demonstration on the plant in treeclimbing.

  • Fee: 12 euro
  • Registration: 10.15 am
  • Time lenght: about 120 minutes
  • Reservations within 6 pm of Friday May 16th at, or on the spot until availabilty

From 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm Pic nic with garden products by EU’s, il buono fatto bene

For information:

From 2.00 pm until 5,00 pm – “ARRAMPICHIAMOCI SULL’ALBERO” | Workshop for kids, by  Ecologistica Srl

Treeclimbing for children with the help of the Ecologistica Srl experts who will place a new birdhouse, made by the Park’s Rangers, on the branches of one of the garden’s trees. Children will be able to climb up to the top to get a close up look of the new birdhouse.

  • Age 4 onwards
  • Fee: 3 euro per child
  • Reservations on the spot, limited availability (priority for kids participants to the morning workshop)
  • Information:

In case of rain the activities will be postponed

Picnic area on site





Twitter: @zappataromana - #HortusUrbis

How to reach us

Hortus Urbis at the former paper mill “ Cartiera Latina”, via Appia Antica, 42 /50 (near the fountain)

Bike: Cristoforo Colombo bike route and Circonvallazione Ardeatina.

Bus: 118 and 218 on the Appia Antica (Domine Quo Vadis stop) or 30express, 714 and 715 (Cristoforo Colombo/Bavastro stop or Cristoforo Colombo/Circonvallazione Ostiense stop) and then short walk along the Circonvallazione Ardeatina in the Scott Park.

Car: parking at via Carlo Conti Rossini, Largo Gavaligi, via Omboni, via Scott and surroundings and then short walk along the Circonvallazione Ardeatina in the Scott Park.

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