Curiosities on the ancient Roman plants of the garden

Saturday February 24th 2018 at Hortus Urbis, 4:00 pm

A guided tour to discover le plants and the Hortus Urbis garden’s  history, an educational garden near the Almone River along the Appia Antica way, the Regina Viarum.

The project is innovative not only for the chosen theme regarding solely ancient Roman plants, its educational target, but also for the way it was chorally built and is maintained with the generous contribution of many citizens and local realities who decided to dedicate their efforts in recovering abandoned areas in Rome for the community.

Hortus Urbis is a project initiated by Zappata Romana and the Appia Antica Park. The varieties of plants have been selected among those quoted by Columella, Pliny the Elder, Cato, Virgil and the recent discoveries of Pompei’s excavations such as: Yarrow – so called herba militaris because it was considered useful if kept at hand during battles; flowers for the sacred crowns to offer to the Gods together with Rosemary; flowers to decorate the bride’s home, and as an antidote to gloom; the ones Cicero was so fond of and the ones which cured Augustus.

Where: Hortus Urbis, via Appia Antica 42/50, Roma

Cost: suggested donation

Schedule: from 4 pm to 5 pm

Sign up: email to hortus.zappataromana@gmail.com within February 22nd at 12:00 am

For information or brochure: http://www.hortusurbis.it


Email: hortus.zappataromana@gmail.com

Web: http://www.hortusurbis.it

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HortusUrbis

Twitter: @zappataromana#HortusUrbis


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 on the Appia Antica (Domine Quo Vadis stop) or 30express, 2018, 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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