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  • Carnivorous, sensitive and poisonous plants
    Palermo, Workshops , from 01/12/18 to 31/12/19
  • Orto Botanico dell’Università degli studi di Palermo
    Orto Botanico dell’Università degli studi di Palermo
    Carnivorous, sensitive and poisonous plants, from 01/12/18 to 31/12/19

Carnivorous, sensitive and poisonous plants



The Botanical Garden is a unique place, where you can find curious and interesting plant species, such as the "monstrous" carnivorous plants: the Dionaea, the Nepenthes, the Sarracenia and the Pinguicola, the "nice" sensitive plants, such as the Mimosa polycarpa. Following the "dangerous" poisonous plants, among these, the famous Mandragora. In the laboratory, the different life phases of a plant will be illustrated, with a practical explanation. 

Laboratory: 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

Carnivorous, sensitive and poisonous plants




Rates € 100,00 up to 30 participants + € 3,00 entrance ticket to the site.