The entire program of the Botanical Garden from April 22 to May 8, 2022 Events in Padua

The long-awaited rendezvous at the Botanical Garden is back wakethe festival dedicated by the University of Padua to curiosity and science: an extensive program of Italian and international guests that honors nature and invites us to reflect, alternating entertainment and information, on our role in its preservation.

free nature

After two editions marked by online meetings and outdoor events during the summer season that took into account the limits imposed by the pandemic, in 2022 the event returns as usual in the middle of spring to celebrate the awakening of nature with nature. General. Leitmotif of this seventh edition, free natureis an invitation to return to fully experience the world around us, in the light of a new awareness: that we are a multiple identity, our choices regarding key issues such as energy production, land consumption , mobility, waste disposal and the use of natural resources necessarily affect the entire biosphere.

800 years of the University of Padua

This year’s festival coincides with celebrations in the Arab Republic of Egypteight hundred years From the University of Padua (1222-2022), developed in four tracks (Free ideas, free science, free nature And free arts) Which deviates perfectly from the motto of the university Universe Universe Batavina Libertas Reaffirm the fundamental principle of freedom in all areas and at the same time stimulate reflection on its various excesses.

scientific spring

The Botanical Garden of Padua continues to be a huge hit with the public: from February to today there have been 41,447 visits; Especially during the last Easter holidays there were 7,039 visitors, a result superior to that of 2019 regarding the Easter holidays and an excellent omen for the start of the great scientific tour from next May 21, the single ticket that reaches on the occasion of the 19th century the Botanical Garden, the Palazzo Bo , the Hall of the Giants, the Archaeological Museum of Liviano, the Geography Museum, the Pollini Physics History Museum and the Bernardi Machinery Museum. Meanwhile, from April 22 to May 8, the Padua Botanical Garden Festival awakens to open the Scientific Spring of the University of Padua (

three weekends

appointment from Alarm clock 2022 divided into three consecutive weekends (April 22-24And April 29 – May 1And May 6-8), presenting concerts, performances, workshops, conferences, guided tours and many other activities aimed at a wide and heterogeneous audience, united by the desire to learn to observe the infinite relationships between living beings with a gaze nine.

world earth day

world earth dayAnd friday april 22will be part of the premiere of the festival ask green, an interview program without effect thanks to Mulino ad Arte’s innovative “Pedal Theatre”, a fun and engaging experience that will be broadcast live on RAI Play. On the same day there are also free guided tours at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Even outside the botanical garden

the festival wake Crossing the boundaries of the garden: an absolute novelty compared to the previous versions represented by the announcement of the trip Art Sila In the majestic forest near Borgo Valsugana (TN). Accompanied by the Guides of the Botanical Garden and Arte Sylla, the participants will participate, sunday april 24Walking from the works of art of Villa Strobelli, through the natural beauty of the new Montura Trail (4 km long and suitable for all ages), you will arrive at Malga Costa for a private guided tour, between art and nature.

the program

the program from Alarm clock 2022 It offers a rich program of daytime and evening entertainment where poetry, music, theater and literature attempt to tell the different aspects of our relationship to this planet. Among these, the exhibition-conference of the Turin Group Eugenio in Via by Goya In an interview with a science journalist Andrea Vico On the theme of sustainability, an evening inspired by the legend of Demeter with Lucille JignoniAnd Alessio Torino And Cristina del Acqua in partnership with varianceTheatrical performances art mill With Ugo Dejero Based on Delorsa TheaterPoetry contest hosted by Laurent MaragoneAnd artist, artist and champion of Italy 2021 peace of hair. For the little ones and their families, the lab game is inspired by Friends in the gardenwhich is the last book of Editoriale Scienza published in collaboration with the Botanical Garden, and theatrical performances of AIDA. FoundationAnd Alcantara TheaterAnd Novi TeatroAnd INTI.

as part of Meetings of scientific publicationsItalian and international experts will try to answer the big questions about nature and the environment. The world of behavior will enter Emmanuel Boydibatscience journalist Francesca Bonincontibiologists Paula Bonfant And mauro mandrioliVeterinary Claudia Gilly botanists Renato Bruni And manlio specialphysicists Antonello Pasini And Piero Martingeographer Francois Farinelli.

Throughout the festival, the Botanical Garden will also host originals artistic creations. In the hall of the hall you can visit the exhibition giant insects suggest it ephemeral machinesa selection of resin models of insects by the Polish sculptor Laurent Busenti Their work, also featured as part of the Biodiversity Garden Greenhouses Tour, can be enjoyed in museums around the world. In the arid greenhouse there will be an interactive installation coral sound Edited by Rocco Papia and International Sonic Reuse ArtWorkShopContributed by Culturara / Casa della Cultura Italo Calvino, which allows you to explore the marine soundscape in a multisensory way through the creative reuse of waste.
Finally, from April 29 to May 1, the Italian artist Egon It will be broadcast live, with the participation of an audience wakeTheme-Inspired Wall Art free nature.

special guests

special guests from Alarm clock 2022 will be the Muse – Science Museum Thirty and NATURA VIVA PARK Bussolengo (VR) with ARCA Foundation مؤسسة, which will offer fun activities related to the animal world and the production of electricity. the MAcA – Museum A as an environment Turin with laboratories and experiments on environmental sustainability.

Fun educational activities

Weekends will be moved to April 30-May 1 and May 7-8 depending on the originals Recreational and educational activities Des Pléiades and Le Nuvole for the Botanical Garden, dedicated to young visitors and their families: numerous workshop proposals and a unique treasure hunt to learn how to observe nature, explore its mechanisms and represent it through artistic expression.


From April 30 to May 8, it will also be possible to participate free of charge in Visits At the Botanical Garden, from Tuesday to Friday at 5 p.m. and on weekends, at five different times of the day. Expert nature guides will take visitors to explore the expanses ofExcept cinctus A garden of biodiversity among the colors and scents of spring.

last appointment

Closing of the festival Sunday May 8entrusted to the extraordinary notes of orchestra of vegetables From Vienna, a group of musicians from different artistic backgrounds who will play wonderful musical instruments made from fresh fruits and vegetables (celery guitars, carrot flutes, pumpkin drums…), and will obtain sounds ranging from free jazz to dubbing, in through experimental electronics.

wake 2022 is an initiative 800 yearsthe event program created with the help of Kariparo Foundation And Padua Chamber of Commercemain sponsor Eurointerim SpA


The complete program of the festival and all the information on how to book, entry tickets and special tickets wake They can be viewed at:

Reservations for activities can be made with:

  • April 13 for the events of the first weekend (April 22-24)
  • April 21th for all other events (April 29 – May 1 And May 6-8)

internet information

University of Padua

organized by
Botanical Garden of the University of Padua

with a contribution
Kariparo Foundation
Padua Chamber of Commerce

main sponsor
Eurointerim SpA

in partnership with
Arte Sylla, Contrasto, Doctors of Africa CUAMM, MUSE Science Museum, Parco Natura Viva – ARCA Foundation


Alessio Torino

Alcantara Theater

Andrea Vico

Antonello Pasini


Barbara Baldan

Claudia Gilly

Chiara by Benedetto

Cristina del Acqua

Daniel Ronco


Elena Canadelli

Emmanuel Boydibat

Eugenio in Via by Goya

AIDA. Foundation

Francesca Pocaglito

Francesca Boninconti

Francois Farinelli

group of chandeliers


ephemeral machines


Laurent Maragone

Laurent Busenti

Lucille Jignoni

MAcA Museum as an environment

manlio special

maribia de conto

Mattia Sobelsa

mauro mandrioli

art mill

Novi Teatro

International Sonic Reuse Workshop

Paula Bonfant

Piero Martin

Renato Bruni

Rocco Papia

Sarah Galli

Delorsa Theater

orchestra of vegetables

Ugo Dejero

Photo taken from the press release

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