Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I purchase a ticket and book a visit to the Botanical Garden?
A: Admission is free, and no reservation is required. We are open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4 pm.

Q: Is the Botanical Garden a public park?
A: No, the Botanical Garden is a university facility and follows the university's schedule (i.e., we are normally closed on weekends). However, in most months, we are open at least once on weekends to allow broader access to the public.

Q: Sometimes the Botanical Garden is closed even during opening hours; why is that?
A: For safety reasons: the Garden is closed to the public, except in special cases, whenever a weather alert for the Naples area is issued or in case of strong winds. Additionally, we may be closed to visitors the day after heavy rain or strong winds to ensure the safety of the trees.

Q: Why do I see groups of people entering the Botanical Garden even when it is closed to the public?
A: As a university facility, the Botanical Garden also hosts lectures, labs, and seminars. Therefore, university students may visit for educational activities indoors, even during weather alerts.

Q: I have a mobility issue and cannot use stairs. How may I enter the Botanical Garden?
A: You may enter through the driveway, either by yourself or accompanied by a car that will exit after dropping you off in the Garden.

Q: Are there public restrooms in the Botanical Garden?
A: Yes. The Garden also has restrooms for people with special needs, and some facilities are equipped with changing tables. All restrooms are marked on the map; we do not have a coat check or luggage storage service.

Q: Is information material available?
A: To prepare for your visit, you can download a brochure from the website or request a printed copy in Italian, English, French, or German at the entrance. Alternatively, the brochure can be downloaded using the QR codes next to the ceramic map near the pedestrian entrance of the Botanical Garden. Additional information about the Garden's history is also available in the Delpinoa section of the website.

Q: Are there parking facilities nearby?
A: Yes. Paid parking is available on adjacent streets, and there are also public parking garages. However, for sustainability reasons, we recommended to use public transportation, as indicated on the dedicated page.

Q: I belong to an association and would like to visit the Botanical Garden as a guided group; how can I do that?
A: You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a guided tour or, if the group provides its guide, to arrange the date. For schools, please visit the dedicated page.

Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Yes, but for their safety and the safety of other visitors, large and medium-sized dogs must wear a muzzle, and all animals must be kept on a leash or in a cage. Pets should never be allowed on the grass. The Garden is a living museum, so it is essential to have a scoop and dedicated bags.

Q: What are the rules for visiting and enjoying the Botanical Garden?
A: Here are some simple rules to respect the Garden and its mission:

  • You may not climb or sit on trees or their roots.
  • You may cross a lawn to approach a plant.
  • You may sit in a lawn to read or relax.
  • Picnics or activities like games and sports are not allowed to prevent damage to plant collections and lawns.
  • You may not use avenues for sports activities like running; bicycles, skates, scooters, or similar are not allowed on the grounds (if present, scooters are for internal staff use only for service and monitoring activities).
  • You may not collect material (cuttings, bulbs, fruits, seeds) without explicit written request and authorization from the staff; this applies to materials on the ground as well (seeds, branches, leaves, fruits).
  • You may not release turtles, goldfish, or any other animals into the water tanks of the Botanical Garden.
  • You may take photos for personal use. Commercial use of photos must be authorized in advance by the facility, as well as commercial photography services. For this purpose, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Q: Are there events that require reservation and a ticket?
A: Some events hosted by the Botanical Garden may require reservation and a ticket, as indicated in the event program.

Q: I would like to write an article about the Botanical Garden or an event organized by the Garden. How can I get information?
A: You can contact the press office to request material or information by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Q: How can I organize an event at the Botanical Garden?
A: All events must undergo evaluation by the university and follow an authorization process. Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Q: How can I donate plants to the Botanical Garden?
A: The Botanical Garden can accept donations of plants or plant collections. However, due to space limitations and management burdens, priority is given to plants that are underrepresented in the Garden and collections organized scientifically, labeled, and documented with the origin of the specimens.

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