The European Route of Historic Gardens proudly supports the “1st International Congress of Historic Botanical Gardens”
Organized by the International Association of Botanic Gardens, and the Botanical Garden of Ajuda at the School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon
The 1st International Congress of Historic Botanical Gardens will be held in Lisbon on 11th – 12th of October 2021. Over recent years, there has been a renewed interest in the care and value of historic botanical gardens. Such gardens have made a major contribution to our understanding of the origin and development of botanical science and related disciplines. They have also influenced many of the crops we grow, the food we eat and the trees, shrubs and herbs that adorn our streets, parks, and gardens.
However, unless prompt action is taken, many of these unique resources risk falling into neglect, decay or in some cases total loss. This is already happening in many places, and it is timely to celebrate and protect the treasures held in these historic botanic gardens. Due to COVID 19 pandemic, call for abstracts was extended until September 4th.