Sunday, September 27th, we are pleased to invite you to the outdoor autumn activities of the Hortus Urbis, the garden in the Appia Antica Park with solely ancient Roman plants.

After the summer’s break the Hortus Urbis opens and the Sunday kids workshops are back with arts and crafts by studioArturo that will see children engaged in the construction of a windmill.

Passionate gardeners and horticulturists or beginners can join the Seed and Plant Swap VI edition at Hortus Urbis. A tradition that optimizes production, cultivation of your own garden, helps preserve and disseminate the old varieties and biodiversity.

At 11 am and at 12 am – “UNA GIRANDOLA TIRA L’ALTRA” | Workshop for kids  (all ages) in Italian, by StudioArturo

We will build our own pinwheel from scratch. Beginning with a personalized paper decoration each child will assemble thier own toy, once finished i twill bw hard to stop.

  • Registration: 15 minutes before the beginning of the workshop
  • Fee: 8 euro per child, 6 euro with the Carta amici del Parco
  • Time: about 50 minutes
  • Reservations until 6 pm of Friday,  September 25th, at

From 11 am to at 12 am | Seed and Plant Swap

In case of rain the activities will be post-poned

For information or brochure:

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), 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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