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150° Anniversary of the Hanbury Botanical Gardens's Foundation

ENDS30 December 2017
150 years after the arrival of Thomas Hanbury, the Hanbury Botanical Gardens continue to live by the planning ideas of its founder and his brother Daniel.

2017 will be a special year of celebrations to commemorate this event and it will give everyone a chance to rediscover many peculiarities of the garden. The Center and its activities will be sometimes seen through the eyes of the past, sometimes with an eye towards the future and sometimes with ''no eyes'' by sensing scents, shapes and by touching and tasting flavors.

Through many artistic disciplines, relevant scientific works, exhibitions and dedicated and specialized books, it will give to the public the chance to appreciate the Hanbury Botanical Gardens in many different ways.
From spring to late winter there will be many opportunities to get to know how much the Hanbury family legacy has taken root in the Ventimiglia area and how much of this is still appreciated by those who live here, one and a half centuries later.

To follow the calendar of the events:

Thursday, March 9th, 11:00
Commemoration of Thomas Hanbury and beginning of the celebrations
Inauguration of the photo exhibition ''Emotions''
Historical and current images of the garden by the photographer Gianfranco Cattaneo.
The exhibition will be open until 30th April

Saturday, April 29th, 11:00
Presentation of the Audioguide for the visit of the gardens to be used by the visually impaired

Saturday, May 6th, 2:30PM
Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the foundation of the Gardens. - Private official ceremony

Sunday, May 7th, 10am - 5pm
''The Hanbury's in the garden'' Reenactment of the everyday life in the Gardens with the collaboration of the Cultural Association A-Storia
Exhibition of the Hanbury Historical Archive - organised by the Institute of Ligurian Studies.
Afternoon tea at the palace - for the public, by reservation, for a charge.

Saturday, June 10th, 10am
Forte dell'Annunziata - Ventimiglia
Conclusion of the research on the Hanbury family in Ventimiglia made by the high schools during the school year 2016-2017 with the final awards ceremony and exhibition of the achieved results.

Saturday, June 17th, 10:30am
Inauguration of the Bookshop of the Hanbury Botanical Gardens
Presentation of the audio-videoguide for the garden visit with Press Conference.

Friday, September 29th, 9:30am
Study Congress: ''Aromatic and medicinal herbs at Hanbury Botanical Gardens. Their discovery and gastronomic and healing properties.'' . Organised by the DISFOR (Department of Educational Sciences) - University of Genoa

6-8 October, 10am-4pm
Horticultural show: : ''Hanburyana: a plant's world.'' Organised by the University of Genoa

Saturday 28th October, 4pm
Forte dell'Annunziata - Museo Civico Archeologico ''Girolamo Rossi'' - Ventimiglia
Inauguration of the exhibition: ''The Hanbury Marbles'' organised by Elena Calandra (Director of the Central Institute for Archaeology of MIBACT ) and Ludovico Rebaudo (University of Udine) and submission of the relevant catalogue

Friday, November 3rd, 4pm
Study Congress: ''Hanbury Botanical Gardens: an interdisciplinary laboratory.'' Organized by the Centro di Servizio di Ateneo for the Hanbury Botanical Gardens - University of Genoa

Saturday, November 18th, 4pm
Forte dell'Annunziata - Ventimiglia
Conference: ''Thomas Hanbury, a patron of intemelia archeology '', Daniela Gandolfi (Conservator MAR Ventimiglia, Manager Archaeologist IISL)

Saturday, November 25th, 4pm
Forte dell'Annunziata - Ventimiglia
Conference: ''The philanthropic action of Thomas Hanbury in favor of the town of Ventimiglia'', Francesca De Cupis (from the Superintendence Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the metropolitan city of Genoa and the provinces of Imperia, La Spezia and Savona)

Friday, December 8th, 10:30am
Inauguration of the Embroidery Exhibition ''On the artist's paths: 150 years of the Hanbury Gardens illustrated with needle and thread'' ” By the Association ''Magia di Punti''.
The exhibition will be open on the following days: 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 27th, 28th, 29th e 30th December during the opening times of the gardens.
Giardini Botanici Hanbury Montecarlo, 43
18039 La Mortola - Ventimiglia (IM)

Tel. e Fax +39 0184 229507

150° Anniversary of the Hanbury Botanical Gardens's Foundation

Oopening times
From 16 October to 28 February: 9:30am - 4:00pm (closing time 5:00pm)
From 1 March to 15 June and from 16 September to 15 October:
9:30am – 5:00pm (closing time 6:00pm)
From16 June to 15 September: 9:30am – 6:00pm (closing time 7:00pm)

Low Season ( 1 July 1 - 19 March )
High Season ( 20 March - 30 June)

Adults: € 7,50 (High season € 9,00)
Schools (min. 15 people): € 4,50 (High season € 6,00)
Concessions: € 6,00 (high season € 7,50)
Family: € 20,00 (high season € 25,00)

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