The Botanical Garden of Cagliari (Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus - HBK), with a surface area of approximately 5 hectares, occupies the lower portion of the Palabanda Valley, the bottom of which widens from the highest, steepest and most rugged portion, which is home to the Biodiversity Rocks, to the entrance located in the lowest part, where the Gymnospermae sector is located.

The garden is located on an archaeological area between the Roman Amphitheatre, the Capuchin Garden (in which there is a quarry used for the construction of the Amphitheatre, later used as a prison and finally as a cistern) and the so-called Tigellio’s Villa, an archaeological area with the remains of several Roman domus and a coeval thermal building. The Garden houses three well-preserved bottle cisterns from the Roman period, one of which can be visited, several tanks of probable Roman origin and an almost certainly more recent well. 

The garden is bordered by the Roman Amphitheatre along the north-east side in the upper part of the valley, by the University Department of Economics and Business to the north, by S. Ignazio da Laconi Avenue along the north and west sides and by the Civil Hospital along the east and south-east sides.

Address: Viale S. Ignazio da Laconi, 11 - 09124 Cagliari
Telephone: +39 070 6753512
E-mail: hbk@unica.it
Website: http://www.ortobotanicoitalia.it/sardegna/cagliari/

The Botanical Garden is open all year round with the following opening times:

  • April-October (daylight saving time), Tuesday to Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday: closed
    Guided tours by appointment (min. 10 people) on holidays and weekdays (including Mondays);
  • November-March (daylight saving time), Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday: closed
    Guided tours by appointment (min. 10 persons) on holidays and weekdays (including Mondays)

Prices
Admission 4 € (full price) 2 € (reduced)
Entrance + guided tour Garden 6 € (full price) 3 € (reduced price)
Entrance + guided tour Kitchen Garden and Museum 8 € (full price) 4 € (reduced price)
Entrance + guided tour Kitchen Garden, Museum and Germplasm Bank 10 € (full price) 5 € (reduced price)

Subscriptions
Monthly 20€ (full) 10€ (reduced) Annual 60€ (full) 30€ (reduced) Monthly family (max. 5 people) 40€ Annual family (max. 5 people) 120€

Membership cards
Supporter 400 € (full) 200 € (reduced) one-off Friend of the Garden 200 € (full) 100 € (reduced) one-off

Free admission

  1. Children up to 6 years of age
  2. Teachers accompanying students on guided tours;
  3. Students of the University of Cagliari who have paid their fees;
  4. Technical-administrative and teaching staff of the University for teaching and research needs carried out at the site;
  5. Disabled persons and accompanying persons (max. 1 per person).

School-age children, from 6 to 18 years of age, are entitled to a reduction on all types of tickets, subscriptions and passes.

 

A Supporter of the Botanic Garden is a person who voluntarily contributes to the support of the Botanic Garden with a one-off fee and is entitled to unlimited access to the Botanic Garden.

A Friend of the Botanical Garden is a person who voluntarily contributes to the Botanical Garden's activities and supports it with a one-off fee and is entitled to unlimited access to the Botanical Garden. 

Subscriptions and passes do not entitle the holder to guided tours of the facilities within HBK. Children up to 6 years of age and adults over 65. Disabled persons and accompanying person, teachers accompanying students on guided tours.

Useful numbers

  • +39 0706753508 (HBK Management);
  • +39 0706753509 (Management Secretarial Offices/Management Fax);
  • +39 6753332 (Administrative Secretarial Offices);
  • +39 0706753540 (Technical Manager);
  • +39 0706756520 (Botanical Museum and Guided Tours);
  • +39 0706753806 (Germplasm Bank of Sardinia BG-SAR).

E-mail contacts