19 December: The silent veil of winter

19 December: The silent veil of winter

What happens in a winter garden? We are so used to seeing it lush and colorful that perhaps now life inside it seems to be interrupted. Temperatures drop, silence falls, trees abandon their leaves, revealing their otherwise hidden bodies, but this opens our eyes to an unexpected dimension. Forms that were previously covered with greenery and flowers now stand out in the essence of their being. The basic element on which we work to prepare the garden for spring awakening is no longer hidden from our eyes.

12 December: Dendrochronology

12 December: Dendrochronology

There is a story written in wood. Each tree tells us about the place where it grew. Ever since it was a young seedling and for centuries and sometimes millennia, every year it adds a circle to its wood, impressing it with information about the environment that surrounds it. Human ingenuity has been able to decipher these messages, thus obtaining important information on past centuries, not only regarding the climate but also archeology and art.

8 December: The autumn changes that prepare for winter

8 December: The autumn changes that prepare for winter

Low temperatures pose a challenge to the fauna and flora. The changes that occur in the autumn in nature help plants, but also animals, to overcome the harsh season. Let's find out what they are on the occasion of an extraordinary guided tour in the company of the naturalist Paul Tout.

7 November: Nature and not nature

7 November: Nature and not nature

Nature is an always welcoming refuge that offers unique emotions and views. Its preservation is at the heart of all of us. But how much of what we see is natural? And how much is actually the result of human action on the territory? Can man, with his intervention, create an even richer landscape, without affecting biodiversity, but even increasing it?

3 November: Leaves of art

3 November: Leaves of art

In autumn, nature offers us a wonderful natural color palette and for the occasion the Carsiana Botanical Garden is transformed into an art studio!

31 October: The funerary plants

31 October: The funerary plants

The tradition of bringing flowers and plants to one's dead is still alive: but what are funerary plants symbolically and traditionally? What are chthonic plants?