Open Gardens festival in Porto on 29 and 30 June

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The Open Gardens festival comes to Porto, for the first time, on the last weekend of June. After 13 editions in Lisbon, the initiative will showcase some of Invicta's most emblematic gardens. Admission is free.

Free and guided tours will allow visitors to get to know better six of the city's private and institutional gardens: the Botanical Garden of the University of Porto, the Casa Tait Garden, the Casa Allen Garden, the secret gardens of Massarelos House and Casa Camélia and Porto Business School Vegetable Garden.

According to the organisers of the Open Gardens festival, the aim is to bring 'people closer to nature in an urban context, in a free and accessible way', even because the city's identity 'is also the history of its gardens, from the romantic connections to the River Douro, to the contemporary designs of the city's new green spaces and parks'.

Guided tours are also planned on a first come, first served basis. The gates will open with a collective gardening activity in the Botanical Garden, inviting visitors to get their hands on the soil. The workshop takes place on 29 June at 3 p.m..

The gardens will be open for free visits between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m..