In celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua, its Botanical Garden offers a series of summer events. Summertime in the Garden links the theme of Freedom, Libera la Natura (Free Nature) by offering the public a ‘live’ viewing of the Botanical Garden and its collection. Each event shares secrets of the plant world from this unique place and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On July 9, the Botanical Garden hosts the book presentation of Cavalieri di fiori (Knights among the Flowers), written by Livia Rocchi and illustrated by Elisa Macellari. Published by Camelozampa and recommended for young readers, the Racconti della Natura KIDS series chose this volume as the first one to be presented to the public.
Author Livia Rocchi, takes readers on a journey through a fun, yet educational book of activities.
Before humans appeared on Earth, trees and plants were the living architects and guardians of our planet and would become a source of nourishment, shelter, health, and economic stability. Structures that forged discovery, and figures of mythical and legendary proportions, these Knights Among the Flowers offer unlimited exciting and true stories. Similar to the deeds of a chivalrous knight, words written over the centuries and from all corners of the world are versed in a botanical narrative. Their stories recount the characteristics, usefulness, and possibilities offered by various types of plants.
Participation in the event is included in the entrance ticket to the Botanical Garden and will be held outdoors (or moved indoors in case of inclement weather).
Online reservations are required.