Guided tours

Starting from 6th August 2021, entry to the Botanical Garden is allowed upon presentation of a ‘Green Pass’ (COVID-19 Green Certificate / EU digital COVID certificate), pursuant to the provisions set forth by the Italian Government with regard to museums, institutes and cultural sites (Law Decree 23th July 2021, no. 105).

Individual guided tours

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 (meeting point: Ticket Office).

Price: 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 only by appointment: +39 049 8273939 - 

Available in Italian, English and French. 

Price: Adults, €80/group; Schools and students/staff of the University of Padua, €70/group

The guides accompany visitors to the Old Botanical Garden and the Biodiversity Garden to 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).