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  • Shapes, smells and colours
    Palermo, Itinerario gioco , from 01/11/18 to 31/12/19
  • Orto Botanico dell’Università degli studi di Palermo
    Orto Botanico dell’Università degli studi di Palermo
    Itinerario gioco
    Shapes, smells and colours, from 01/11/18 to 31/12/19

Shapes, smells and colours



Guided educational tour inside the Botanical Garden, to discover the many colours, shapes and smells of the surrounding vegetation. The visit will allow you to get into direct contact with a lot of plants, from those typical of the Mediterranean flora to exotic species from distant mountain countries. An educational experience that will focus on the senses of smell, touch and sight to recognize the plants.  In the laboratory, the participants will continue to learn through games in which nature is the protagonist.

Game visit – 2 h

accessible site


12 July - 8 September

The Botanical Garden of Palermo is pleased to present VOLCANIC PLANTS, the solo show of theartist Emilia Faro.The exhibition, curated by Maria Chiara Di Trapani, presents an imaginary garden filled with succulent plants of Mediterranean flavour. This is exemplary of the artist 's project to crystallize nature’s poetry and beauty, and to protect it from the erosion of time.Works of vegetable substance flourish spontaneously in the spaces of Tineo. Visitors will immerse themselves in a Mediterranean garden shaped by the artist with an amalgam of resin and volcanic sand and a combination of sculptures, some of which inspired by the technique of hydroponic cultivation (ὕδωρhýdor, water +πόνοςpónos, work), together with a series of watercolors and drawings of grafts of fruit trees, in dialogue with nineteenth-century botanical tables.The focus is to create, as a synonym for cultivating (etymologically "taking care of, developing, improving"), with an attention to the flow of time and the stillness of substance.The predominant colours have shades of indigo, black and pink, symbolising "creative strength, fertility and rebirth".

Info and booking

Reservations required at 091.7489995

Shapes, smells and colours




Prenotazione obbligatoria al numero 091.7489995