Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

This element belongs to the categories: Green areas, Naturalistic areas of great interest

Opening hours:

On April, May, September and October: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 6 pm
On June, July and August, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 8 pm
On November, December, January, February and March: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm.

Guided tours are available by reservation only (minimum 4 people up to a maximum of 10 people).
Reservation is required, please contact +39 070 6753512 or send an e-mail to [email protected]
Guided tours are temporarily suspended.


Full ticket: € 4,00
Reduced-price ticket: € 2,00 (for children between 6 and 17 years old,Su Nuraxi ticket holders, FAI members, Cagliari's heritage sites and municipal museums ticket holders)
Free admission for children under 6 years old, teachers accompanying students on guided tours, University of Cagliari students, University of Cagliari terchnical, administrative and academic staff, people with disabilities and their carers.

Entrance + guided tour: € 6,00 €; reduced: € 3,00
Entrance + guided tour and Museum: € 8,00; reduced: € 4,00
Entrance + guided tour, Museum and Germoplasm Bank: € 10,00; reduced: € 5,00
Entrance +educational workshop € 6,00; reduced € 4,00
Information about season passes and cards attached.
Special fares to visit the Botanical Garden and Su Nuraxi in Barumini:

Provided services:

  • Toilet
  • Facilities for elderly and disabled
The botanical garden is directed by the University of Cagliari and streched for 5 hectares. Currently the garden contains about 2000 species, predominantly of Mediterranean origin but with a good collection of succulents and tropical plants as well.
Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden was opened in 1866 under the direction of Prof. Patrizio Gennari.

Nowadays, it contains about 2,000 species, predominantly of Mediterranean origins, but with a good collection of succulent and tropical plants as well. The garden is divided in three main sections:

- plants from Mediterranean, which represent the main three sections of the vegetation in Sardinia, as well as the species coming from Australia, California and Chile;

- succulent plants, about 1,000 species of plants such as the Echinocereus, Euphorbia, Lamphrantus, Mammillaria, Opuntia, etc, grown in greenhouses and outdoor, almost equally split between species from Africa and America;

- tropical plants.

All in, the garden contains about 600 trees and 550 shrubs. Of special merit is the area dedicated to the collection of palms (stretched for 4000 m2) with about 60 species of Euphorbia canariensis, with the extension of 100 m2. The garden area has also a considerable archaeological importance because of the presence of tanks and wells from the Roman period.



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