Guided tours

Guided tours for individual visitors, families and small groups

General introduction to the Botanical Garden (in Italian) for individual visitors and small groups - limited number of places (booking recommended).

On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 11am, 3pm, 5 pm. On Working days at 5pm (meeting point: Ticket office).

Price (in addition to the admission ticket): Individual €5; Family (2 adults with 3 children aged 12 or less) €10 


Guided tours for schools and groups 

Guided tours for schools and groups last 90 minutes. Maximum no. of people: 25.

Guided tours for schools and groups are available by appointment only: +39 049 8273939 - 

Available in Italian, English and French. 

Price (in addition to the admission ticket): adults, €80/group; schools and students/staff of the University of Padua, €70/group

The guides show visitors around the Old Botanical Garden and the Biodiversity Garden to let them discover the incredible variety and adaptability of plants. The itinerary starts in the Renaissance spaces of the hortus cinctus and then leads through the biomes of the new greenhouses.


The following thematic itineraries are also available:

The Old Botanical Garden

Seeking out the oldest species in the hortus simplicium, designed for the collection, observation and study of plants since its foundation in 1545, revealing a wide variety of plants (currently over 3,500 species are in place).

The Biodiversity Garden

More than 1,300 plant species in uniform climatic environments in terms of temperature and humidity emulating the conditions of the planet’s biomes in an itinerary that also takes in anthropological items and interactive exhibits.

Plants and Humankind

A journey to discover plants in their daily relationship with humankind: a source of nourishment and cures for sickness, the raw materials for clothes, objects, musical instruments and media for writing.

Plants and the Environment 

A virtual journey from the Equator to the Poles to discover the ecosystems and associated plant species populating them. Biomes in geographically very separate territories in Europe, Asia and America but similar in climatic conditions (temperature, humidity, intensity of light).