The Botanical Garden of Naples

The Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of Naples was founded under the French domination, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, with the aim of multiplying spices useful for health, agriculture and industry. In fact, the Garden hosted one from the beginning vast range of plant species that came to be well 9.000 with the Director Michele Tenore and that today count 25.000 exemplary distributed in an area of ​​about 12 hectares.

The structure of the Botanical Garden

The species that can be visited in the Garden are subdivided on the basis of ecological criteria, ethnobotanical e tassonimici.

In the structure you can visit:

  • the castle
  • the Museum of Paleobotanica and Ethnobotany
  • the section on plant biology
  • the cisme
  • the orchard
  • the arboretum
  • the area of ​​the Magnoliophyta
  • the Pinophyta area
  • bulbous, tuberous and rhizomatous
  • the desert
  • the hayloft
  • the Mediterranean stain
  • the palm grove
  • epiphytic plants
  • the rocks
  • the bog
  • the nursery
  • the Califano greenhouses
  • the Merola greenhouse
  • the reproduction and multiplication greenhouses
  • the experimental section of medicinal plants
  • the area of ​​the plants mentioned in the Bible
  • the area for the blind
  • the tropical greenhouse - Mangrove

Information on the Botanical Garden

Opening time

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 14
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 16
  • Telephone booking is required.
  • For exceptional openings see the official website (see contacts at the bottom)

price tickets



Via Foria, 223 - 80139 Naples

How to Get There:

By subway

  • Subway 2 Line, get off at Cavour, then walk 800 meters towards Piazza Carlo III
  • Subway 1 Line, get off at the Museo stop, then walk 800 meters towards Piazza Carlo III

By bus
201, C47, 203, 254 lines


Tel: 0812533937, for visits by cultural associations:

  • Dr. Rosa Muoio: 081-2533927
  • Doctor Bruno Menale: 081-25333925
  • Dr. Giancarlo Sibilio: 081-2533934


Official site of the Botanical Garden of Naples


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