Roseto comunale di Roma Capitale, Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica and Zappata Romana are pleased to present:

Skill sharing: open lessons on roses


Rose gardening

Roses need regular pruning with specific interventions according to the different species, a vital operation for the plant and its flowering.

Two appointments, on theory and practice, in February to learn about roses and their maintenance, pruning and reproduction conducted by the experts of the Roseto comunale, internationally known for the renowed Premio Roma. In March will follow a seminar on the rose’s world, meaning, history, species and peculiarities.

The event aims at sharing the knowledge and skills of our city’s excellences making them accessible to all so to increase environmental awareness.

The lessons are held by the ISA specialists Salvatore Ianni and Antonello Santelli of the Roseto comunale.

Free entry.


Saturday February 21st 2015, at 10am/1pm – Demonstrative lesson. Modern roses: classification, maintenance and pruning. Where: Roseto Comunale. Reservation necessary, from 16/2/2015 to 20/2/2015 until 1 pm.

Saturday February 28th 2015, at 10am/1pm – Practical lesson. Ancient and botanical roses: classification, maintenance and guided pruning. Where: Hortus Urbis. Reservation necessary, from 23/2/2015 to 27/2/2015 until 1 pm.

In case of rain the events will not take place.






Twitter: @zappataromana - #HortusUrbis

How to reach us

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

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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