Upon reopening, the Botanical Garden will host delegations from the other UNESCO World Heritage botanical gardens: the Royal Botanic Gardens - Kew, and the Singapore Botanic Gardens

The extraordinary closure to the public, scheduled until 8 February, is extended to Friday, 16 February to allow the completion of the Old Garden’s fountains restoration and the beginning of restoration and waterproofing works on the aquatic plant basins, while avoiding any interference with visitor flow. From 9 February to 16 February, previously booked visits and access to the site, accompanied by Botanical Garden staff, will be guaranteed for holders of online tickets valid within the closure period.

The Botanical Garden will reopen on 17 February, hosting delegations from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London) and the Singapore Botanic Gardens - the only botanical gardens, alongside Padua, to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. On 20 February they will participate in the public meeting "The role of botanical gardens in safeguarding biodiversity and valorising cultural heritage”.