Come join the Hortus Urbis’ 5th Birthday on March 19th from 10 am to 1 pm, the educational edible garden in the heart of the beautiful Appia Antica Park. We’ll start the season with brand new flowerbeds, new fruit trees, new fence and much more to be realized all together in Spring.

With “BIMBI IN FESTA” the season’s workshops start and follow every Sunday until June. A workshop on vegetable prints awaits you and readings in the garden too.

To welcome the Spring season there will be the Seed Swap 8th edition!

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.


At 10.00 am and 11.30 am – “TIMBRI DI VERDURE PER PICCOLI GIARDINIERI”| For children

Roses in salad and clover in peppers are some of the shake ridde in veglie and fruit. We will use them all to print cards and paper. With Gioia Marchegiani

  • Ages 4 onwards
  • Donation recommended (from 2 euro)
  • Sign up on the spot. 10 am turn (about 50 min long) and 11 am turn (about 50 min long)

At 10.30 am until 12.00 am – “LETTURE all’OMBRA dell’ORTO” | For children

Readings from books selected by Cristiana Pezzetta

  • All ages
  • Donation recommended (from 2 euro)
  • Sign up on the spot

At 11 am until 1 pm – Seed and Plant Swap | For all

The VIII edition of the event is addressed to all: keen gardeners and horticulturists, adults and children, families and beginners. It is where we make seed trading with others easy and convenient. Do you have more seeds than you need for your garden next year? Would you like to have hard-to-find seeds for your garden and not pay a lot of money? If you don’t have seeds you can join the same swapping gardening work at the Hortus!

Picnic area on site





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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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