Join on March 21st the 3rd Birthday celebration of the Hortus Urbis, the educational garden in the heart of the Appia Antica Park of Rome. It is also the occasion for the launch of the new Spring season open air activities for kids every Sunday morning.
Hortus Urbis is the first garden based solely on ancient Roman plants surrounded by the woods and the Almone river. What makes it special is also the fact that an abandoned area has been recovered by the local community activating a participatory process for its realization and management with the help of extraordinary volunteers.
March 21st Program
10 am – 12 am / Watercolor in the garden (grownups), by Gioia Marchegiani, Semidicarta. Reservations: 3383027794 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost 15 euro per person. Where: HortusUrbis. Info: www.hortusurbis.it
11 am – 1 pm / Rosa Rosae project, seminar with Salvatore Ianni, ISA specialist of the Roseto comunale “Petali di storia: viaggio nel mondo delle rose”. 150 seated places, no reservation required, free entrance. Where: Conference Hall. Info: www.hortusurbis.it
12 am – 1 pm / Watercolor in the garden (KIDS), by Gioia Marchegiani, Semidicarta. Reservations: 3383027794 or email@example.com. Cost 10 euro each child. Where: HortusUrbis. Info: www.hortusurbis.it
12.30 am – 3 pm / Pic Nic by EU’S il buono fatto bene. Where: in front of the HortusUrbis entrance. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 pm – 5 pm / Rosa Rosae project, seminar with Antonello Santelli, ISA specialist of the Roseto comunale “L’evoluzione della rosa: dalle botaniche alle moderne”. 150 seated places, no reservation required, free entrance. Where: Conference Hall. Info: www.hortusurbis.it
March 22nd Program
Spring is arriving, flowers fill the Earth with their perfume, light wins darkenss, the sun’s heat warms the air, but has it always been like this? How did seasons begin? The Greek myth of Demeter e Persephone, mother and daughter, will tell us. We will discover more about it reading the myth together under the trees and surrounded by the garden’s flowers. Afterwards with the help of crayons we will draw the magic of light that comes out from darkness.
- 8 years onwards
- Fee: 8 euro per child, 6 euro with the Carta amici del Parco
- Time: 50 minutes
- Reservations until 6 pm of Friday, March 20th, at email@example.com
- Registration: 15 minutes before the beginning of the workshop
- In case of rain the activities will be post-poned
For information or brochure: www.hortusurbis.it
Picnic area on site
The Teatro di Roma offers discounts to the the Hortus Urbis workshops participants for the Teatro dei ragazzi shows at the Teatro India.
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