Lucca – Botanical Garden


The Botanical Garden, risen in 1820 thanks to Maria Luisa di Borbone, preserves a collection of approximately 200 species and comprises camelias, rhododendrons and azaleas. In 1920 the botanical Garden passed to the Townhall of Lucca, becoming a public garden.

It is inside the old town close to the walls.

Among the furnishing elements that embellish the garden, there are the big medallions that describe important events about the Botanical Garden. Other elements are: the gate with pillars, decorated with bay leaves in relief and with two lions, a sphinx and a pumpkin made of clay, that adorn the octagonal pond used for the cultivation of aquatic plants. As a background of the central avenue, close to the small lake, there is a beautiful group of cypresses of Virginia.

Tickets and opening times

The Botanical Garden of Lucca is in Via del Giardino Botanico 14. It is open to the public according to this schedule:

January 1 to March 20                                                                                                                 open by appointment only Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 am (excluding holidays)
March 21 to April 30
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 1-June 30
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
July 1 to September 15
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
September 16 to November 2
10:00 to 5:00 pm
November 3 to December 31                                                                                                      open by appointment only Monday through Friday 9:30 to 12:30 hours (excluding holidays)


Full Ticket € 3.00
– People from 14 to 65 years
Reduced admission € 2.00
– Children from 6 to 14 years
– People over 65 years
Free admission
– Children under 6 years
– Disabled people with escort

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