DOBEDOO – The botanical garden of Naples, also known as the Botanical Garden, is a structure of the “Federico II University”. It has an extension of 12 hectares and hosts about 9000 plant species and approximately 25,000 rare examples. Apart from cultivation and artistic and cultural manifestations, Garden’s activities mainly concern research, teaching and conservation of rare or species at threat of extinction.
Visiting the botanical garden you have the chance of a direct contact with nature and admire many species. The exhibition areas are arranged according to three criteria. The systematic one, the ecological one, and the ethnobotanic one.
Inside the complex you can also visit the castle, now the headquarter to administrative and technical activities, as well as the paleobotanic and ethnobotanic museum.
The Botanical Garden is located in Via Foria 223, a short walk from Piazza Carlo III. You can easily reach either by foot or by bus from Piazza Garibaldi (along Corso Novara and Via Arenaccia) and Cavour (Museum) line 1 and 2 of the metro.
Naples Botanical Garden is open to the public from Monday to Friday:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
To visit it you must call (+39) 081 2533937 by leaving your own surname and indicating the number of people visiting the garden. This can also be done on the same day of the visit. Free entry.
Naples Botanical Garden adheres to the “May of the Monuments” event being open to the public from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm on all Sundays of May.