The Botanical Garden of Rome is one of the Museums of the Department of Environmental Biology of the Sapienza University of Rome. It covers an area of about 30 acres in the very heart of the city, between Via della Lungara and Colle del Gianicolo, occupying part of the archaeological area called Horti Getae, which in ancient times contained the thermal baths of Septimius Severus. Since 1883, the Botanical Garden of Rome has been situated next to Palazzo Riario-Corsini, with whom it shares a historic garden layout. The area contains numerous specimens of palm trees in the main path. The same area contains samples of Cedrus deodara (Roxb. ex D. Don) G. Don, which is native to the Himalayas, of the Dasylirion group (including Dasylirion glaucophyllum Hook., Dasylirion acrotrichum (Schied) Zucc., both native to Mexico), of Erythrina crista-galli L., which is native to Brazil, and a specimen of Liquidambar orientalis Mill. from China.
The Botanical Garden of Rome organizes guided tours for individuals, groups and schools of all types and levels. You can book guided tours through the Online Booking Service at the following web address:
The Botanical Garden Museum of Rome open Monday to Saturday:
from 9.00am to 5.30pm (November to March)
from 9.00am to 6.30pm (April to October)
Closed on Sunday and national holidays
NEW - On September and October 2015 open also on Sunday
L.go Cristina di Svezia 24 – 00165 Roma
Ticket office phone +39 0649917107
For booking information please call: +39 0649917107-108
In compliance with current international regulations for University Botanical Gardens, dogs are not allowed in the Botanical Garden Museum of Rome.